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President Nelson Calls Chile Temple Dedication "Heavenly Crescendo" for 5-Nation Tour

by | Oct. 29, 2018

Mormon Life

“[President Nelson] has seen the faith of the people,” Sister Wendy Watson Nelson said. “He has seen the love of the people for the Lord. Now he has seen the love of the people for the temple. That means everything to my husband to see that.”

"We are witnesses to a process of restoration,” President Nelson said, according to a Church News article. “If you think the Church has been fully restored, you are just seeing the beginning. There is much more to come.”

President Russell M. Nelson concluded his five-country South America ministry tour with the "heavenly crescendo" of the dedication of the Concepción Chile Temple here Sunday.

“We feel very grateful,” said the leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during an interview Sunday evening. “The people are so loving and so anxious to serve the Lord and to serve each other. … It really is a sacred feeling you have among them.”

The dedication marked the fifth and final stop of President Nelson’s tour, which began Oct. 19 and included stops in Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay before ending in Chile.

Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, who accompanied President Nelson on the tour, called the experience remarkable, with that crescendo apparent during three temple dedicatory sessions Sunday. “Today just felt absolutely heavenly,” he said during the interview. “It was punctuated by the spirit and the people and their preparation spiritually.”

Lead image by Jeffrey D. Allred, story by Tad Walch, Deseret News
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