President Nelson Pleads with Guatemalan Saints to Teach Each Other About "the Greatest Event in the History of the World"

"Please teach your children, as well as each other, about the Lord Jesus Christ. His Atonement is the greatest event in the history of the world," President Russell M. Nelson said during his latest ministry tour.

Some 22,000 people waving white handkerchiefs silently bid farewell to President Russell M. Nelson as he completed the first leg of his five-country, nine-day Latin American Ministry Tour here on Saturday night.

In response, the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints took out his own white handkerchief and waved back.

The gesture thrilled the crowd, many who had been waiting all day at the Estadio Cementos Progreso stadium in the hot, humid temperatures.
Saturday morning, as the community crowded morning markets filled with brightly colored fruit and the aroma of cooking meat, rice and beans, Guatemalan Latter-day Saints gathered for the meeting. Lines formed outside the stadium at 10 a.m. for the 7 p.m. devotional.  

Delivering an address in Spanish, President Nelson urged the capacity congregation to “keep the commandments of God.”

“My advice today is very simple,” he said. “Please keep the commandments of God. Remember to pray to Him every morning and night. Pray with your families. Pray in private. Pray to our Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit. In doing so, he will direct you for good in everything you do.”

Story by Jane Weaver, Church News; lead image by Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News.
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