Yesterday we watched parts of the Rootstech conference. One statistic I had actually heard before, but they reviewed it. I realized they are expecting the impossible, and expecting a miracle, – step one to receiving one.
Indexing is the process of making collected records searchable via computer. Indexing has revolutionized family history work, and billions of records are now available with the click of a button. However, we have so many records to index, it is a nearly impossible project. At current rates, to index just the records that the LDS church has already collected will take 300 years. Wow. That does not include records not yet collected, nor any records from Africa or most of Asia. That said, their goal is to get everything indexed within 20-30 years. I have no doubt that they can reach their goal. They are on a mission, they are pursuing a good work, and they are actively working on solutions. They expect to do their part and they also expect God to do his part. Even if they reach their goal, there will be many more records to work on, but what a great example of expecting a miracle!