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“We Can Find Peace,” Elder Holland Says While Touring Middle East

What a great message to remember this time of year and with all that has been going on in the world. Peace--deep, abiding, true peace--is a state we can attain, not something that just comes and goes.

In chapels, in homes, and as individuals, “we can find peace,” said Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, speaking to Latter-day Saints in the Middle East during a recent visit.

The address to Church members in Jerusalem was one of many during a 17-day assignment to six countries November 6 through November 22.

During the trip, Elder Holland presided at a district conference and two stake conferences; met with other members, missionaries, and government leaders; and gave counsel regarding the tensions that exist in the region.

Elder Holland was accompanied on the trip by his wife, Sister Patricia Holland; Elder Larry R. Lawrence of the Seventy and his wife, Sister Laurel S. Lawrence; and Brother R. David McMillan of the Church’s Middle East Desk and his wife, Sister Brenda McMillan.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland visited six countries during his 17-day assignment to the Middle East November 6 through November 22. Photo by Nassif Asfour.

In addition to Jerusalem, the leaders visited Istanbul, Turkey; Amman, Jordan; Beirut, Lebanon; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; and Manama, Bahrain.

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