Countdown to Conference: Elder M. Russell Ballard

Elder M. Russell Ballard is another example of faith and service in the Lord’s work.  He was the great great grandson of Hyrum Smith, the brother of Joseph Smith.  I thought it would be fun to do a Family History activity.  Here’s a “Family Tree Investigator Journal” worksheet that your family can use to learn more about their ancestor as if they were writing for a newspaper.  Have fun with this one.  Maybe get a clipboard for your kids to use and have them interview one of the oldest members of the family.  The blank rectangle at the top left hand side is for your child to draw a picture of their ancestor.  You can also add a portrait of them too.  Don’t forget to put a caption under it.  Have fun discovering something new about an ancestor.  Here’s Elder Ballard’s biography and official biography as well.

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