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12 Inspiring Stories from Elder Holland's Life Before He Was an Apostle

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Jeffrey R. Holland and his son Matt in the Salt Lake Tabernacle, via LDS.net, courtesy of LDS.org

Jeffrey R. Holland serves as an apostle in the Quorum of the Twelve for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But did you know that as a young man he lettered in four sports and was the most sought out service station attendant because he was so friendly? (Liahona article “Elder Jeffrey R. Holland: Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles”) In this biography of Jeffrey R. Holland, read about how his experiences and the influences of others helped build him into the powerful example of faith he is today.

Lessons Taught and Lessons Learned

Getting Home on Time

Jeff’s mother remembers how obedient Jeff had been as a child and teenager. She says, “He never gave me any trouble. He was always at church, and he always took care of his priesthood duties.”

Jeffrey showed his obedience once when his mother let him go to a party with the curfew of 10 o’clock. When Jeff looked at his watch and saw that it was 9:45, he ran from one end of St. George to the other in order to get home on time (“Jeffrey R. Holland”).

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