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Watch: Elder Soares shares an experience in Portuguese from when he was mission president

by | May 28, 2021

In the latest, "How I #HearHim" video, Elder Ulisses Soares speaks in Portuguese as he shares a memorable experience he had as a mission president. Elder Soares was president of the Portugal Porto Mission from 2000 to 2003. While preparing to give a talk at a zone conference, he felt good about the message he would give to the missionaries he presided over. But on the morning of the conference, he felt a clear impression to look over his remarks again.

“As I was studying, I started to have a doubtful feeling, a feeling that it wasn’t what I was supposed to say,” he says. 

Elder Soares explains that he kneeled and prayed and felt the Lord directing him to Doctrine and Covenants section 33, in which the Lord gives two missionaries specific instructions about how to carry out their work. 

“Giving the talk to the missionaries and teaching based on the scriptures, I felt the Savior Himself spoke to the missionaries,” Elder Soares says. “For a moment, there was silence. We were all reflecting about what the Lord had communicated through His spirit, through His voice, to my heart and the missionaries’ hearts.”

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