In a stunning move, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Church) announced Wednesday at the BYU Genealogy and Family History Conference that an upcoming training DVD for New FamilySearch will feature Fabio! Todd Jones and Stephen F. Anderson showed attendees several video segments from the DVD.
In its current incarnation, the DVD contains 12 video segments of up to 4 1/2 minutes that can be used with the 7 lessons from the new Instructor's Guide. The lessons can be taught in Sunday School or similar format. Segments are either motivational or instructional.
The contents of the DVD are expected to change, perhaps dramatically, as it is evaluated and internationalized. The current contents are
|Saviors on Mount Zion|
|To Turn the Hearts|
|Begin Your Family History|
|Follow the Spirit|
|Information Needed for Temple Work|
|Gather Information from Home|
|Using Pedigree Charts and Family Group Records|
|Using Paper Forms to Submit Names to the Temple|
|Gathering Information from Family and Others|
|Introduction to Public Records|
|Gathering Public Records|
|Blessings of Family History and Temple Work|
The first segment teaches what it means to be saviors on Mount Zion using Obadiah 1:21, Gordon B. Hinckley, and Henry B. Eyring. It uses ordinary Church members Michael Wilcox and Fabio Sagebin. (You didn't actually believe they would use the famous Fabio, did you?)