Elder Holland: Be like pioneers, learn to work together

by | Jul. 18, 2011

What We Believe

Individuals must work together with their communities to foster civic good will and to create a better future, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said during the Ogden Pioneer Days Devotional on Sunday night.

"With the complex issues facing our families and our friends, our citizens, our state, our neighbors, our nation, the world, may we remember pioneers of an earlier day who persevered against injustice, misunderstanding, some intolerance, occasional bigotry, occasional racism, against differences of custom and traditions and faith, who labored against all of that to carve out for us, their descendants, the wonderful day and the marvelous miraculous time in which we live," Elder Holland said. "We owe the same pioneering, persevering legacy to our children and our children's children."

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