Beloved ones. We were welcomed with the visit of two General Authorities of the Church this past Friday! Brother M. Joseph Brough of the YM General Presidency and the long lost son of James E. Talmage, Tad R. Calister, came down to Nicaragua and had a little zone conference with the 3 zones of Nicaragua. What we learned was incredible and the Spirit we felt was humbling and edifying. We traveled to Chinandega and the promised North Lands of Nicaragua (Estelí) to put on the Multi-Zone conferences with the rest of the troops with President Poncio. He always puts a smile on my face hahaha!
On Monday, we did a few Family Home Evenings with members and investigators in the Maximo! Long story short, if you let your foundation grow weak, you had to dig it out with your mouth. Joy to world watching old ladies slam their faces into plates of flour!
Brother Calister talked purely about the importance of understanding the doctrine of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. "The Holy Ghost cannot teach doctrine. He can only give a confirming testimony to the recipient of the message. Every investigator NEEDS and DESERVES someone who can be that vessel of the Holy Ghost, who knows the doctrine, and can teach it with clarity." A few weeks ago, I read his book on the Atonement of Jesus Christ and was praying that he would talk about it.. My wish came true baby! He went right into the deep doctrine of the Lord´s sacrifice and the Spirit hit me to my bones. "The Atonement of Jesus Christ means to literally be At-One-With Him. It his the most divine showing of love and power at infinite porpotions that our Father in Heaven as ever done. When we are in the Celestial room, it is symbolic of being At-One WITH God. When we are in the Sealing room with our spouse, it means we are At-One LIKE God, with an eternal wife and children." He changed our perspectives completely. Oh how I wish you all could have been there.
Miracles were in abundance this week in the Maximo. Our little group of sheep are coming along. We've been working hard with the Young Men in our ward to help them prepare for their missions! I love you boys from the 6th ward all serving or preparing!
Take care family and friends. Until next week,