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August 12, 2022

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Alfredo VegaJune 16, 2021

This is a beautiful story. I lived in Chile at that time, so I met the Bolivar family and was deeply moved by the fact that doctor Nelson (now president Nelson) had been an instrument in restoring brother Bolivar's health. My family and I were also blessed by the missionary service from elder Lebaron and his companion.

CubbyJune 15, 2021

What a beautiful, wonderful story. The Lord was sure in charge on that on!

Gerald J LeBaronJune 15, 2021

I love this family so much. What an incredible blessing to have been in Chile and meet them. They are Chilean Pioneers. My heart is continually tied to them as to many others in the beautiful nation of Chile

Gerald J LeBaronJune 15, 2021

From my missionary journal, June 18th, 1979: Tonight, we had a beautiful Family Home Evening with a remarkable family that we have been teaching. They are all progressing towards baptism, and I have every confidence that they will become a very strong family in the Lord's kingdom. For our FHE treat, Sister (Eleanora del Carmen) Bolivar (Riquelme) made a superb cake. Very delicious! (It seems to me that all the many Chilean women that I have met are fabulous cooks!) We played some fun games, laughed, sang songs, and cracked some excellent jokes. (I'm still learning about humor in the Spanish language) I feel that we have labored particularly hard with this family, because they have been a very devoted Christian family in the Catholic faith. The Spirit has been working with them miraculously. In a very short time, they have read much of the Book of Mormon, and received a witness of its truth. Despite some lingering anxiousness, if all goes well, they will be baptized Sunday (June 24th, 1979) as a family. I feel that the adversary does not want them to be baptized, because they will become such strong members of the church. Brother Bolivar and Silvana wanted to be baptized almost from the moment we began teaching them. Corina and her mother were at first a bit more hesitant for baptism. In fact Corina had been giving serious consideration to becoming a nun in the Catholic church. June 24th: A most beautiful baptismal service. The Bolivar family along with Sister Maria Soledad Calderon were all baptized members of "La Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Ultimos dias." What joy! What a blessing! I of myself take no credit. It is the Spirit and the prayers of the family that allowed them to arrive at this point. It was the testimony gained through intently reading the Book of Mormon. Two days earlier I had pled with Corina and her mother that they prayerfully consider being baptized with Silvana and her father. They agreed to do so. At the waters of baptism, there were some emotional moments, but they all got there, and it was wonderful to see all of the family dressed in white. This is a grand day on earth and in heaven!

PaulineJune 15, 2021

Good for you!

Lexie StatonJune 15, 2021

Thank you for that wonderful story. It helps me to remember that even when it feels like Heavenly Father isn't aware of what is going on with us personally, He always is. This is a great story of faith and how it can affect generations.

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