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Young single adults in Honduras gather for 2-day camp, find answers to questions

‘I had many questions in my mind and heart that I wanted the Lord to answer, and He did,’ one participant says

More than 700 young single adults in Honduras recently gathered to participate in a two-day camp. 

The nation-wide Church-sponsored camp for strengthening young single adults — called Campamento Nacional para la Fortaleza JAS in Spanish — was held Oct. 6-7 in San Matías, some 56 miles (90 kilometers) east of Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras.

During the event, young single adults shared and strengthened their testimony of the Savior Jesus Christ while learning how to improve their lives spiritually and emotionally. They also participated in a variety of recreational activities. 

Diego Molina, one of the young single adults who participated, expressed gratitude to the Lord and his leaders for the opportunity to attend. 

“I came with many questions, but at the end of the camp I received every answer,” Molina said in an article about the event published on the Church’s Spanish Newsroom.

Another young single adult, Andrea Chevez, said the day before the camp she almost decided not to go. “But then I remembered a phrase that someone very special told me — ‘Fear does not come from God’ — and it gave me the strength to participate. … I had many questions in my mind and heart that I wanted the Lord to answer, and He did.”

Young single adults gather for a photo during a two-day Church-sponsored camp in San Matías, Honduras, held Oct. 6-7, 2022. | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Denis Aguilar, one of the leaders who helped organize the camp, described the event as “an opportunity to learn from the young people, to learn from the Lord, and to make an effort to see them as the Lord sees them.”

Yukie Rolly, another participant, added that she could feel love from the leaders who participated. “Without a doubt I know that these activities are inspired and for our good and instruction,” she said.

Honduras is home to some 183,400 Latter-day Saints in 31 stakes, according to ChurchofJesusChrist.org. The Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple was dedicated in 2013. The country’s second temple, the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple, is under construction.

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