In a candid, very personal video directed to one Latter-day Saint, Elder Holland explained that every member has a different mission. Some might serve for two years, others just four months, but all of their service is significant and valuable to the Lord. Elder Holland explained all of this is response to a question he received from a returned missionary who wanted to know how he should feel after needing to return home early from his mission because of mental health problems.
Elder Holland praised the missionary for serving, telling him to be proud. "Commendation to you and the love of the Lord to you and the blessings of the Lord to you for trying to go, for wanting to go."
"When someone asks you if you served a mission, you say 'Yes!'" he added. See the full video below and be sure to see more responses like these at the Face to Face event Tuesday evening at 6 pm.