Working for the Dead Is No Joke

One of the three purposes of the Church which I am a member for 36 years is redeeming the dead. With this work, I am compelled to work with my dead ancestors. I have started with my parents, then with my grandparents. I was able to have a baptism by proxy for my own parents inside the temple in Manila, Philippines.

Our Church has a Family Search program to search the dead from billions of sources all over the world. As of this writing, there are 10 million records were saved in three days, that is 72 hours. That is a great achievement of the Church as far as genealogy is concerned.

Before my wife, my family and I went to the temple to do the ordinance of baptizing our dead, we had to prepare our family group record. We were going to list down our dead members of the family. We did search their names from our relatives, friends who knew them, public records, death certificates, cemeteries, and any resources we could avail of.

Doing this genealogical work is tiresome, but worth the efforts. I was privileged to know that I had twin siblings. I thought before I was the 6th children among the family, but it turned out to be I was the youngest and I was the 9th children of my parents.


  1. Gil Camporazo Post author

    For your information, in early 80s which was the year I was converted, our local Church had submitted more than a thousand names to the Manila Temple for ordinances.

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