I accept the challenge

Isn’t life beautiful?

I worked on something awesome today. It may or may not have involved angel wings, climbing on a tall person’s shoulder, almost dying, and laughing so hard my stomach hurts. Stay tuned to see the finished project in the near future.

You know all those Facebook challenges in which one gets challenged to complete some task, and then completes the task, and then tells other people to complete the task? Maybe you’ve heard of the ALS #IceBucketChallenge where a person dumps a bucket of ice on their head to head to help raise awareness for ALS.

I was nominated by Steve Celestin to complete this challenge.


Or the #BeautifulFaceChallenge where you must post 5 pictures of your beautiful face.

I was nominated by Michelle Harris to complete this challenge.

Or the #LiteracyChallenge where you make a list of 10 books that have stuck with you over your life.

I was nominated by Amanda Davis to complete this challenge.

1. The Book of Mormon by some awesome prophets of God (obviously)
2. The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
3. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
4. The Little Gymnast by Sheila Haigh (I used to read this before every tumbling competition)
5. Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix (I emailed the author telling her how much I loved her writing and I received an awesome email back from her that made me love her even more.)
6. Landing on My Feet: A Diary of Dreams by Kerri Strug
7. The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan (my friends and I decided to write the 6th book together when I was 12. It didn’t turn out well.)
8. Any of John Bytheway’s books
9. The Giver by Lois Lowry (The beginning of my obsession for Dystopian Societies)
10. The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

And last but not least, the #YouthTempleChallenge!

I have taken family names to the temple before, but I am going to do it again RIGHT NOW!

This challenge is to find and take a family name to the temple.

I was nominated by Niel L. Andersen to complete this challenge.

STEP 1: Accept the challenge
CLICK HERE to visit the challenge website. When you get there type your name in the box to accept the challenge.

Step 2: Find a name

I found 11! And I will print them as soon as I can get my not so awesome computer to print them. For instructions on how to do this CLICK HERE

Step 3: Take them to the temple to have their work done!

I will do this in the near future!

Step 4: Share with others

Share your experience with others. I will defiantly share this as soon as it has been completed! I do have to say that It is so powerful to take your own family names to the temple. I have done the work for over 60 of my ancestors and I must say that every time I take another family name to the temple the veil becomes thinner, and my testimony becomes stronger. I know that they are waiting on the other side for you to accept this challenge, and that they will be cheering for you every step of the way. I was once told that I could change the world, but with family history work I had the ability to change other worlds. I promise you that you can do the same!

I now would like to nominate he following people…

Marie-Rose over at Hope Always and Pray Constantly
Shelby over at This Little Light of Mine
Golda over at Le mie parole… (My Words)
Sarah K. over at The Sprinkles on my Ice Cream
Eliza over at Mark This Day
Whitney over at The Life of a Mormon Teen


YOU! Yes, I would like to nominate ALL my readers. Accept the challenge, Find a name. Take it to the temple if you can. If you can’t go to the temple now, go soon. I promise you that if you do this you will receive blessings and your testimony will be strengthened. Let me know how it goes!

feel my sunlight

p.s. I turn 18 in TWO HOURS! AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

8 thoughts on “I accept the challenge

  1. Eliza says:

    Haha oh my goidness! I love challenges! Thanks so much for nominating me!

    Well, I've already signed up for this (the challenge counter is the coolest, isn't it?!) but because of your challenge I will work on it with a little more devotion from now on. 😉 it's the best! And seriously people, this is super cool! Take names to the temple!!!


  2. Shelby says:

    Thank you so much for challenging me! Family History has been on my mind a lot lately and this is the perfect push I needed! You are such a great example of family history work that inspires me daily! Hope you are having an amazing day!


  3. WhitneySue says:

    You are so welcome! I love family history work it is so gratifying to think “I just helped that person get into Heaven!” haha hope your family history experience is fantastic!


  4. Marie-Rose Tremblay says:

    Oh wow, I'm out of the blogging loop. For as long as I haven't been posting things very often, I haven't been reading anyone's posts either…. Thanks for nominating me; I kind of have to get baptized first! 😉

    <3 Marie-Rose


  5. WhitneySue says:

    haha I do the same thing all the time! If I don't post I generally don't read either and then I need like an entire day to catch up. And you are welcome. haha yes that would be a requirement! But you can start working on finding names before you are actually baptized. And November 12th will be here before you know it! Thanks for the comments!


  6. Marie-Rose Tremblay says:

    Nov 15th, but close 😉 I've done a little family history research, but don't I need permission from closest living relatives or something? And that would be my grandparents/aunts/uncles/parents, and I'm not quite sure that'll happen. So we'll see how that goes.

    <3 Marie-Rose


  7. WhitneySue says:

    I meant 15th… I don't know why I put 12th. And you only need permission if they have died within the last 110 years. For me there was TONS of work to do for people who died more than 110 years ago. I don't know if it will be the same for you, but my guess is you will defiantly have work to do. 🙂 If not right away, you will in the future.


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