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Discovering family history includes more than seeking out ancestors and recording experiences, Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Rosana Soares, shared during their Family Discovery Day presentation part of RootsTech 2022 and broadcast on Saturday, March 5. 

It also includes a spiritual heritage and belonging in the gospel of the Savior Jesus Christ. 

“Just as important, if not more important, than passing down culture and heritage is passing down our testimonies of the gospel of Jesus Christ and our testimonies of Him and His Atonement,” Elder Soares said. “That legacy of faith passed down from generation to generation is the ultimate heritage we can pass on to the future generations.”

For the Family Discovery Day presentation, they had been filmed visiting several places around Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo in their native Brazil, including the school Elder Soares attended, the chapel where they connected after their missions, and also where they were married. They toured the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple, which is scheduled to be dedicated in May. Elder Soares also bore his testimony with a view of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. 

The Soareses also shared about their families joining the Church and some of their family traditions, their courtship and life as newlyweds. 

“Being back home here in Brazil reminds me of all these precious memories,” Sister Soares said. 

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