Inside job: Inmates help further Mormon genealogy work

(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune) Inmates do genealogy research on computers in the Family History Center in the Wasatch unit at the Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah.

William J. Hopkins already knew a bit about genealogy work when he arrived at the Utah State Prison in 1994, an interest that was sparked in his teens by an aunt who is a family historian.

Hopkins, 40, now spends two to three hours a day working on family history projects — his own and that of others — at the Family History Center at the prison’s Wasatch unit.

Resurrection of Jesus

TEXT: Matthew 28:1-20

The chief priests and Pharisees of Matthew 27:62-66 have sent Pilate's soldiers to watch the tomb of Jesus. Despite that, Jesus was resurrected on the other side of the stone that blocked the entrance to His tomb as the guards stood watch, and there was nothing the Roman guards, scribes or Pharisees could do to stop that resurrection.

Jesus before Pilate: Barabbas

TEXT: Matthew 27:15-31

Each of the Gospels give a look at the man the Jewish leaders and crowd wanted to be set free from Roman prison during Passover instead of Jesus, the Lamb of God.

His name is Barabbas.

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