@HutteritePull you into the flock? It doesn't happen that way.
Temple ordinances performed in behalf of deceased people function much the same
way as a concerned neighbor offering you what he or she considers a precious
gift that might bless your eternal life. Performing ordinances is an extension
of a gift that is given through love of one's fellow man. If you reject it,
that's your choice. Nobody who understands temple work thinks dead
individuals are pressured into acceptance. We merely hope they change their
minds as they consider the opportunity. It's all up to you. I imagine
you've heard this before.
Before you arbitrarily try to posthumously try to pull me into the flock, you
should get to know me. Maybe it's not a good idea.
This article states that President Monson is the first Apostle to reach 50 years
in office since President Smith. May I point out that Ezra Taft Benson reached
the same mark in October 1993, when as President of the Church, he celebrated 50
years since his ordination as an Apostle on October 7, 1943. He died the
following year on May 30, 1994.