Elder Holland gives counsel to MTC presidents

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve closed the annual three-day visitor centers directors and Missionary Training Center presidents seminar by enveloping the 15 leaders and their wives in feelings of love and appreciation.

"If you miss the joy of this service," he cautioned, "you've missed it all."

Among the greatest joys in life are those that come from sharing the gospel, he continued. Don't miss the experience of being a "first-person" missionary. Such joys are contagious, he said. Sharing these joys with family members, who are also sacrificing, will let the blessings of missionary service flow to them.

Each missionary deserves the joy of at least one conversion — himself, he continued. One of the joys of this service is to see that missionaries in your charge learn the gospel, that the light of the gospel glows in their hearts.

"Love them. Teach them," he counseled.

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