Once again we extend to you a very hearty hello, with an apology for the tardiness of this issue. We feel somewhat discouraged with the lack of response with this issue in comparison to that of our previous editions. We hope it is just because the vacation season is here and not because we have lost your interest. We have waited two weeks past our publication date in hopes more family news, and contributions would be sent to us, but now we feel we have waited long enough, for this issue at least.
We do send out an urgent request for your continued interest and co-operate in this endeavor. We feel that much more can be accomplished if you will help us. We lack much information and many records, which we feel you may be able to help us with. We have stressed this point in every edition, so I will not dwell on it further, except to say, this is your bulletin and only you can make it a success because it is you who make the news and it is you who have information that would be an interest to the rest of us, so please help us.
It is written in the scriptures: “For this cause (the Gospel) I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the Whole family in Heaven and earth is name.” (Eph. 3:14-15) So we see that there is a family organization in heaven, and part of it on earth, but in both places it is named after God the Father of Jesus Christ. And why not, since those in heaven and all on the earth who have made the covenant are his heirs?
The above paragraph was taken from “The Way To Perfection”, by Joseph Fielding Smith. It seems to fit so nicely with the cause and purpose of our own Rowley family organization, that it seemed only proper and fitting to print it.