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Sunday, September 2, 2018

President Nelson Speaks to Saints in the Caribbean Area of the Church

Hello again, everyone! The Newsroom section on the official Church website recently released this article about President Nelson's visit to the Caribbean, which, as previously mentioned on this blog, took place yesterday and today. There were a few particular things I took away from that report, as follows:

1. President Nelson delivered the entirety of his remarks in Spanish. I had known about him learning Mandarin Chinese in response to a challenge from President Kimball, but he is apparently the first Church president who knows and utilizes two or more languages with fluency. I am feeling more and more lately that there is more truth than we might have realized in Elder Holland's assessment from the April General Conference, and I echo them. What a prophet indeed!
2. He talked a lot to the Saints about their ongoing efforts to recover from the aftermath of the hurricane that swept the Caribbean around one year ago, and he promised that more help was on the way from the Church, and invoked a blessing upon the Saints (particularly those in Puerto Rico) that they will continue to recover.
3. Some of the things he said (as quoted in the article) makes me more certain than ever that there is a high likelihood that Puerto Rico could have a temple announced in the near future. Is that likely to occur next General Conference? Time may tell. If President Nelson is planning a mass announcement of several temples to be built immediately (which seems to be the case), what better way to encourage the Puerto Rican members of the Church in their recovery than to announce that a temple will be built in their midst?

Again, these observations, for what they might be worth, are what I took away from this article, for what they might be worth to any of you. I continue to monitor all Church news and temple updates and will pass word of those along to you all as I receive word of them.

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