Family’s Responsibility

“It is the family’s responsibility, more than that of anyone else, to prepare young men for missions. The father should teach his sons from the time they are young so that they will be prepared to go on missions.” +26   

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Families

“Families carry the primary responsibility for the missionary work of the Church, with the full-time missionaries and the organizations of the Church there to assist them.” +26   

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Welfare

“Welfare includes the spiritual, physical, and emotional well-being of each family member. It may include personal interviews with the children by the father, family council meetings, home evenings, and properly organized programs for physical development, home storage, gardening, farming projects, career development plans for each member, and financial management.” +24   

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All Families In The Church

“All families in the Church—both the young couple who have just married and the older family with more years of experience behind them—can begin to prayerfully and anxiously organize to meet their various needs.” +26   

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Family Organization

“In other words, the ideal family organization will be patterned after the kingdom of God, being flexible enough to diversify and grow as family members become more experienced and more numerous.” +25   

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