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Elder Bednar speaks thousands of Church members in Nicaragua

"Prepare as a family, as individuals to take temple ordinances." Elder David A. Bednar.

Last Wednesday, November 13, in Managua, Nicaragua, Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife Susan, and Elder Juan A. Uceda,Area of Central America president and his wife Maria Isabel, addressed members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a special devotional held at the Alexis Argoello Polydeportivo.


During the devotional, Church members heard special messages from church leaders.

Elder David A. Bednar told them about the announcement of the Nicaraguan Temple,given by President Russell M. Nelson in April 2018, and told them, "Prepare to understand and make covenants in the temple. Prepare as a family, as individuals to take temple ordinances. Make your own Family History, by the time they open the doors of the temple they can do ordinances and covenants for their ancestors, they need these blessings."

Sister Susan Bednar reminded Church members that their bodies are also a temple, that they should care for them, treat them with respect, care for not ingesting things that harm them. Sister Bednar added "prepare whatever is necessary, prepare your homes to be a place of prayer, a place to learn from the blessings of the temple, and how you are you will bless those on the other side of the veil."

Elder Juan A. Uceda told those present not to forget that Jesus Christ is the Good Shepherd and that with Him nothing will be lacking. Elder Uceda emphasized that "the verb will be missing indicates that all the needs of the world are met by Jesus Christ. He is the Good Shepherd who gives his life for his sheep, in The Book of Mormon we are taught to hear His voice, I invite you to imitate the Good Shepherd." Sister Uceda invited Church members to minister to others, to care for, to love, to mourn, and to have compassion with those whom they minister. He urged them to keep the Sabbath day and be prepared to partake of the sacrament with dignity.

In concluding Elder Bednar, he asked Church members not to lose faith in Jesus Christ, to take steps to draw near to Him, and he reminded them that "when we turn our backs on Jesus Christ we sin, if we choose sin we turn away. As we repent, we turn again to Christ and follow Him with the help of the Holy Ghost."

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