Sunday, March 25, 2012

Polish Names brought to Church Headquarters...March 2012.

A few weeks ago, a group of people who love Poland got together to present a very special gift to our prophet, President Monson. It was a special wood box that contained over 10,000 names of people of Polish ancestry that had been entered in the New FamilySearch program starting from January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011. Many of the family names submitted have already had temple work done for them this year. Accompanying former missionaries and Ada who is attending BYU was Brother Fussek. He and his wife were sent to Poland in the 80's to prepare the way so a mission could be established in this country. (L to R): Ada Jarosz, Carson Garrett, Will Plumb, BJ Hobbs, Brother Fussek, Andrew Darowski, Stewart Tribe, Angela Smith.
Magda and Sister Sheets headed this project with the help of many members throughout the country. They are shown above with the hand carved box that a copy of the names were placed in.

A close-up view of the box shows a carving of the Frieberg, Germany Temple, the temple the Polish people attend. It was hand carved by a local wood carver here in Poland.

The inside of the box revealing the list of the 10,000+ names and a letter to the Prophet. Much work has gone into gathering these many names....even some of our non-member patrons of the Family History Center helped. Missionaries were able to teach them why we do temple work and we were given permission to do the work for their family members. It was a great effort on everyone's part.


  1. woo hoo ! :) it's so nice to see these beautiful faces !

  2. This is so nice. Thank you so much for this blog. I love it.

    Fred Tiner ( Austin Tiner's father)


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