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27 photos of Elder Holland that will make you love him even more

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This article was originally published by LDS Living in December 2018 and has been updated in honor of Elder Jeffrey R. Holland's birthday. 

Elder Jeffery R. Holland was born on December 3, 1940, in St. George, Utah. He married Patricia Terry in the St. George temple on June 7, 1963. They are the parents of three children. He taught institute, worked in the Church Educational System, and served as the president of Brigham Young University prior to his call to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1994. 

Here are some of our favorite photos to celebrate this beloved Apostle:

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Elder Holland as a child. Image from ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
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Elder Holland lettered in four sports, basketball, baseball, football, and track, in high school. Image from Deseret News
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Elder Holland as a young boy. Image from Deseret News
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Elder Holland and his wife, Patricia, when they were younger. Image from Facebook.
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Elder Holland baptized his son David in the River Jordan on a trip to Jerusalem. President Russell M. Nelson took photos of the baptism for the Holland family.
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Elder Holland at Dodgers' game. Image from Deseret News

► You may also like: ‘Life has always been a little messy’: Elder Holland addresses fear of the future

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Elder Holland and his family. Image from Deseret News
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Elder Holland blowing a kiss after general conference. Image from Deseret News
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Elder Holland and his daughter fishing. Image from Deseret News
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Elder Holland and President Nelson at the BYU Jerusalem Center. Image from Deseret News
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Elder and Sister Holland with members of the Church. Image from Facebook. 
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Jeffrey R. Holland and Thomas S. Monson attending a BYU graduation. Image from Deseret News
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Elder Holland and President Monson. Image from Facebook. 

► You may also like: ‘I am giving my life for the Church’: Elder Holland shares his testimony in new video

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Elder and Sister Holland in a parade. Image from Deseret News
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Elder Holland holding his son. Image from Deseret News
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Elder Holland visiting the BYU Jerusalem Center. Image from Facebook.
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Elder Holland hugging his granddaughter at the airport when she returned from her mission. Image from Facebook. 
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Elder Holland meeting the Saints in Brazil in the midst of political and economic difficulties. Image from Facebook. 
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Elder Holand and his wife with President Howard W. Hunter and James E. Faust during their visit to the Holy Land. Image from ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
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Elder Holland and his family. Image from Facebook. 
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 Elder Holland in his office. Image from Deseret News
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Elder Holland talking to people in a park in Santos, Brazil. The boy in the picture challenged him to ride his skateboard. Image from Facebook.
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Elder Holland and his son, Matt, in a meeting in the Salt Lake Tabernacle. Image from ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
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Elder Holland and Sister Holland on a trip to Ecuador and Peru. Image from Facebook. 
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Elder Holland as a missionary. Image from Deseret News
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Elder Holland speaking in general conference. Image from Facebook. 
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Elder Holland and his wife. Image from Facebook.
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