With the Olympics approaching, Brazil is a country currently filled with excitement as well as economic and political challenges. Amidst these struggles, Elder Holland found that "the gospel light shines brightly in Brazil and in the lives of members of the Church" on his recent visit to the country.
On his Facebook page, Elder Holland recently shared several heartwarming photos of meeting with these stalwart Saints, and he shared this touching message:
"The Lord loves Brazil and He loves the people there. Their lives are a vivid testimony of how the gospel allows for brightness and happiness to triumph over difficulty and despair.
"You cannot be in Brazil and not feel momentum for the future. I promised the members there that they would play no small part in the Lord’s blessing of that land in the future. For them and for us—wherever we might be—it is true that the prayers of the righteous have a wonderfully disproportionate impact on the rest of the population. The devotion, prayers, and faithfulness of our members will play a significant role in bringing peace to the places in which we live."