“Al sentarme aquí en el aeropuerto de Salt Lake City, reflexionaba acerca del último par de días que pude pasar en Utah con toda mi familia,” publicó el Santo de los Últimos Días Bryce Harper, el domingo, y por una buena razón.

Durante el fin de semana, el jugador de Washington Nationals y su esposa, Kayla Harper, con otros miembros de su familia se reunieron con el Presidente Russell M. Nelson y el Élder Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Pero, además de presentarse con el Presidente Nelson con una camiseta de su equipo, Bryce Harper compartió cómo la reunión fortaleció su testimonio de que el Presidente Nelson es un profeta de Dios.

“El Presidente Nelson me sombró,” escribió Bryce Harper en Instagram. “El Espíritu se sintió muy fuerte a su alrededor.

Entró al salón e inmediatamente se me cayeron las lágrimas y comencé a pensar si era apropiado que estuviera en el mismo salón que este hombre debido a lo increíble que es.

Se acercó y me dio la mano, les dio la mano a mi esposa y a mi familia, y hablamos por un par de minutos. Al final, no pude evitar pensar que cuando este hombre habla, dice la verdad. Es la palabra de Dios y todo de lo que deseo ser parte.”

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As I sit here in the Salt Lake City airport I’ve been pondering about the last couple days I was able to spend in Utah with all my family. Of course you all know my season came to an end this year quite early & that was very unfortunate, but with that being said I was sitting back & thinking this will be the first year me and my wife will be able to attend General Conference and hear from the amazing leaders of our Church. As we were flying in on Thursday, I was so excited & anxious to get to Utah to enjoy this great weekend with everybody. So many smiling and energetic faces ready to do the same as me. We had some free time on Friday so we were able to do a session in the beautiful Salt Lake Temple. This was my first session in this temple and what an experience we had. The spirit was on my mind so strongly & the craziness that this offseason will bring. But when I am feeling such things or in a frame of mind like that nothing feeds my soul more than learning & being more in tune with my Lord & Savior in His house upon the earth! Later in the day we had an incredible opportunity to meet with President Nelson & the “German Shepard” Elder Uchtdorf. I can’t begin to describe to any of you how much wisdom and knowledge these men have. President Nelson had me in shock. He had an overwhelming feeling around him of the spirit. He walked into the room and I immediately teared up and began to think if it was even appropriate for me to be in the same room as this man because of how incredible he is. He came over and shook my hand, my wife’s hand, and family’s hands and we talked for a couple minutes. By the end I couldn’t help but think when this man talks it is the truth. It is the word of God & everything that I want to be part of. My mind was racing & I didn’t really have much time to catch my breathe or really sit back and think about what I had just heard or what had just happened because up the elevator & down the hallway stood one of my biggest hero’s and the biggest spiritual gangster’s that I’ve seen, Elder Uchtdorf. When I walked into his office he greeted me with the biggest smile & just the most friendly vibe I’ve ever seen or felt. He was so personable ➡️

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Pero, antes de que Bryce Harper pudiera procesar completamente su increíble reunión con el Presidente Nelson, Harper se encontró con el Élder Uchtdorf en el ascensor, un hombre que Harper considera como uno de sus “grandes héroes y el más grande gánster espiritual.”

“La voz suave y apacible, pero poderosa con la que habló fue indescriptible,” escribió Harper sobre su experiencia. “Habló sobre la familia, la fe, ser humilde y el amor puro de Cristo en todo lo que haces. Cuando ya íbamos a salir [del ascensor], me abrazó y solo me sentía asombrado por el amor puro que le mostró a mi familia y a mí. Fue todo lo que pude imaginar y más.”

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& just as genuine as you could imagine. The soft, quiet but powerful voice he spoke with was indescribable. He talked about family, faith, being humble, & just the pure love of Christ in all that you do. As we were beginning to leave he gave me a hug and I was just in awe in the pure love he showed my family and I. It was everything I could ever imagine and more. The next day we were able to attend both sessions but I wont go to much into that besides the fact that I loved each and every person that had spoke and especially those that had said “I bear witness.” That is so powerful to me because when I doubt myself at times or when I doubt my faith at any point in my life I can look back & know that these men or woman have an understanding of the gospel and a relationship with our Lord more than anybody I’ve ever imagined and maybe one day I can get to that point. I have a testimony of my Heavenly Father and I know that my redeemer lives. I know that President Russell M. Nelson is a true disciple of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I know that the Book Of Mormon is the true word and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints is the true church. I believe in the Atonement & that Jesus died for me so that I can live on earth today. I believe in the Eternal families and the amazing blessings that I get from going to the Temple as often as I can and I believe that anybody that is struggling or going through pain or any tough times that if you take two minutes to say a prayer, read a scripture verse(Luke 1:37), or just turn your life to the light of the Lord then he will lift you up and brighten your life in ways you could’ve never imagined. In my life I’ve had many accolades and have won many awards which have been amazing, but nothing has gave me more happiness than marrying my wife in the temple and giving my life to my Savior Jesus Christ. I hope you have an amazing Sunday. Love to all.🤟🏼

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Toda la experiencia de encontrarse con dos hombres de Dios en un mismo día inspiró a Bryce Harper, jugador profesional de béisbol, a compartir su testimonio con miles de personas, diciendo que ningún premio o galardón que haya recibido se compara con casarse en el templo y “entregar  su vida a su Salvador, Jesucristo.”

“Tengo un testimonio de mi Padre Celestial y sé que mi Redentor vive. Sé que el Presidente Russell M. Nelson es un verdadero discípulo de nuestro Señor y Salvador Jesucristo. Sé que el Libro de Mormón es la palabra verdadera y que La Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Últimos Días es la Iglesia verdadera.

Creo en la Expiación y que Jesús murió por mí para que pudiera vivir en la tierra hoy. Creo en las familias eternas y las maravillosas bendiciones que recibo al ir al templo tan a menudo como me es posible.

Creo que si cualquier persona que está luchando o atravesando por el dolor u otros tiempos difíciles se toma dos minutos para orar, leer un versículo de las escrituras (Lucas 1: 37), o solo gira su vida hacia la luz del Señor.

Entonces, Él la elevará e iluminará su vida de formas que nunca imaginó. En mi vida, he recibido muchos galardones y he ganado muchos premios que son increíbles, pero nada me ha dado más felicidad que casarme con mi esposa en el templo y entregar mi vida a mi Salvador, Jesucristo. Espero que tengan un domingo maravilloso. Los quiero.”

Su esposa, Kayla, también agregó su testimonio en Instagram después del increíble encuentro con el Presidente Nelson y el Élder Uchtdorf.

“No tengo palabras para describir cuan inspirador y especial fue este fin de semana. Me siento agradecida y honrada de ser miembro de La Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Últimos Días,” escribió.

Qué experiencias y formas tan maravillosas de compartir el Evangelio con los demás.

Artículo originalmente escrito por Katie Lambert y publicado en ldsliving.com con el título “MLB Player Bryce Harper Gives President Nelson Jersey, Posts Powerful Testimony.”