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Elder Holland bears tender testimony of families on social media

Many Church members felt the absence of Elder Jeffrey R. Holland from general conference earlier this month; he was unable to attend due to health concerns. The beloved apostle has recently taken to social media to share a sweet testimony of the Savior, the plan of salvation, and eternal families.

His testimony was accompanied by a message about his beloved wife Pat, who passed away in July, and an adorable photo with two of his newest great-grandchildren.

“These two great-grandchildren who, with our other family members, were the delight of Pat’s life. Her passing and their arrival are a reminder that both birth and death are a part of the Savior’s plan of happiness. I dearly, deeply miss Pat, but I am grateful for a new generation in our family. This is why we speak of family so much in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for, as President Russell M. Nelson has said, salvation is an individual experience, but exaltation is a family experience.

“I bear witness of the beauty of this plan and that all is well if we live for its promises. I am trying to live worthily of those promises and of the trust that those living on Pat’s side of the veil have in those of us who have access to the temple where so many of those promises are revealed.”

You can read Elder Holland’s full Facebook post below. We wish him a full and speedy recovery as he continues to recuperate at home.

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