Jeffrey R. Holland

April 26, 2021 08:23 PM MDT
When Elder Jeffrey R. Holland goes out into the field as a leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he said there is one question that frequently comes up: How should one care for their own mental health and emotional well-being?
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April 14, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
The following excerpt from To My Friends originally ran on LDS Living in December 2017. To My Friends is now available as a Pocket Gospel Classic.
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Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Patricia, will be the featured speakers at this year’s Family Discovery Day at RootsTech Connect on February 27, 2021.
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By  LDS Living
December 03, 2020 01:00 PM MST
This article was originally published by LDS Living in December 2018 and has been updated in honor of Elder Jeffrey R. Holland's birthday.
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December 02, 2020 08:43 PM MST
Earlier this year, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland was admitted to the hospital for issues unrelated to COVID-19. And on this week’s episode of the Church News podcast, Elder Holland talks about his miraculous recovery.
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November 30, 2020 05:19 PM MST
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles declared his testimony in a recent Church News video.
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October 06, 2020 04:15 PM MDT
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and his son, Elder Matthew S. Holland of the Seventy, both shared remarks during the October 2020 general conference. But is this the first time two related individuals have spoken in the same conference?
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September 15, 2020 12:33 PM MDT
What does COVID-19 have in common with pornography? According to Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, the similarities are striking.
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September 03, 2020 01:33 PM MDT
Speaking in April general conference, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland testified that “the future is going to be as miracle-filled and bountifully blessed as the past has been.”
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August 23, 2020 01:17 PM MDT
In response to questions surrounding when seminary and institute will return to the classroom, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland said in a new video and article released Sunday that while there many not be a perfect answer to these questions, the hope is that in whatever way possible, high school and college students are having a “scriptural experience and a spiritual education every day of the week.”
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March 09, 2020 06:00 PM MDT
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland spoke at the Stanford Memorial Church at Stanford University on February 9, 2020.
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March 03, 2020 06:48 PM MST
Now more than ever, in this fast-paced digital world, we might feel isolated or alone, or maybe we feel that no one can understand what we are going through. These feelings are valid and can be relieved in part with the knowledge that the Savior experienced everything we might be going through.
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December 23, 2019 10:28 PM MST
Several of the titles given to the Savior are obvious, and to those who accept the scriptural description of Jesus’s birth, Son may be the most obvious of all. It is the belief of the faithful that this baby boy born in Bethlehem was the son of Mary, a mortal woman more highly favored by that role than any mother could possibly be favored in any other way. But more singular than the motherhood of a mortal woman was the fatherhood of an immortal, divine, glorified Man—Elohim, God the Eternal Father, the Man of Holiness. In the New Testament Gospels alone, as written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, the title “the Son of Man” appears eighty-three times. Furthermore, throughout all scripture this title for Jesus is by far the most common. “Son of God,” used less often but sometimes with more impact, was so sacrosanct that His claim of that relationship was used against Jesus in the people’s condemnation of Him as a blasphemer.
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October 15, 2019 12:19 PM MDT
At 6:45 a.m. on Nov. 14, 1985, President Gordon B. Hinckley, chairman of the Executive Committee of the BYU Board of Trustees, received an urgent phone call from BYU President Jeffrey R. Holland.
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By  LDS Living
August 07, 2019 04:00 PM MDT
When momentary discouragement arises or overwhelming trials are staring us in the face, it can make a world of difference to feel like someone is in your corner cheering you on. And these 20 quotes from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland do just that.
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By  Emily Abel
June 19, 2019 12:00 PM MDT
As much as we would all love to get in-person life advice from Elder Holland (and he would probably love to give it), that is unlikely to happen to most of us. But somewhere on this handy list, there's a quote from this passionate apostle that will speak directly to your situation.
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By  LDS Living
April 26, 2019 10:00 PM MDT
Get to know the current members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve with these books and talks authored by our beloved leaders.
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By  LDS Living
March 28, 2019 06:18 PM MDT
"I invite you to watch this video of the experience I once shared about how the Christlike love of a friend helped one man overcome overwhelming grief in the wake of the death of his son," Elder Holland shared on Facebook.
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February 28, 2019 03:02 PM MST
Following his appearance [to the Nephites] and declaration of obedience, Christ dramatically reinforced the price he had paid to suffer the will of the Father in all things. . . .
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By  LDS Living
February 05, 2019 01:00 PM MST
"[The Sabbath] is not a day for all the things you can't do. That would be a pathetic way to think of the Sabbath," Elder Holland shares in a video featured on lds.org this month. Then he gives an analogy that transforms how we think of this sacred day:
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December 27, 2018 09:32 AM MST
Amidst their world travels andbig Church changes, it's impossible to summarize all the good the prophet and apostles have done this year. But here's a glimpse into some of the most popular and touching stories and messages shared from the Brethren this year.
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December 10, 2018 05:44 PM MST
What a thrilling time it is to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! When I think about recent developments in the Lord’s kingdom, it seems obvious that God is taking us on a soul-stirring journey with hills and vales and vistas so stunning we can scarcely imagine them until we climb a little higher and there they are before us.
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By  LDS Living
December 04, 2018 03:44 PM MST
In case you haven't heard the exciting news, the prophet and apostles are now using Instagram to share Christ's lightand reach members of the Church in new ways.
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November 26, 2018 03:47 PM MST
While at the Church of Oxford's Pembroke College Chapel, Elder Holland answered questions concerning family life, mental health, Church policy, and many other concerns members have.
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November 26, 2018 01:29 PM MST
While attending the Church of England’s signature Christmas service, Elder Holland shared a message about the hope and comfort Christ's birth brought him after his father passed away on Christmas.
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By  LDS Living
November 23, 2018 03:14 PM MST
The First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles are now using Instagram to share the light of Jesus Christ with millions around the world.
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November 23, 2018 02:51 PM MST
After studying many of Elder Jeffrey R. Holland's talks online and sharing a faith-filled discussion with the apostle, Rev. Dr. Andrew Teal said of Elder Holland, "I find him a wholesome, faithful and inspiring man. Indeed, 'great' but lacking all pomposity of grandeur — I love his humor and really respond to the 'gift of tears' which he so often receives and unashamedly shares. I … hope that this is the start of a fruitful friendship."
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November 21, 2018 05:01 PM MST
Elder Holland presented gift copies of the Book of Mormon to British officials, among them Prime Minister Theresa May, who received a leather-bound copy of the Book of Mormon with an inscription from the Church's First Presidency.
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October 25, 2018 12:04 PM MDT
“Believe in yourself, and believe in Him. Don’t demean your worth or denigrate your contribution. Above all, don’t abandon your role in the chorus. . . . Stay permanently and faithfully in the choir, where [you] will be able to savor forever that most precious anthem of all—‘the song of redeeming love,'" Elder Jeffrey R. Holland powerfully taught in April 2017 general conference. Recently, the Church turned this beautiful message into a video that all of us can relate to:
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October 20, 2018 03:00 PM MDT
With the recent changes to our meeting schedule announced in general conference, I've been thinking a lot about what these changes mean for teachers in the Church. With shorter class times comes new challenges and opportunities, not to mention we each now have a greater responsibility to become teachers in our homes as we strengthen friends, family, and ward members.
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October 12, 2018 11:26 AM MDT
Our Church leaders placed a heavy emphasis on ministering during the October 2018 general conference. They discussed the deep meaning behind the “newer, holier approach” and taught that our brothers and sisters on this earth need us, and we need them.
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October 09, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
We hear stories of the apostles' childhoods nearly every general conference. Common sense tells us that before they were leaders of the Church, they were little kids who ran and played, dreamed and made mistakes, joked and scraped their knees—just like all of us.
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By  LDS Living
October 03, 2018 12:00 PM MDT
When it comes to directness and inspiration—saying things how they are while still providing encouragement—no one can top Elder Jeffrey R. Holland. His extensive vocabulary, common sense, poetic language, wisdom, and faith just immediately put things into perspective.
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September 07, 2018 02:35 PM MDT
As we begin gearing up for general conference, we will be highlighting past conference talks to help us review, remember, and grow closer to the Spirit so that we can better recognize the Lord's voice and direction this coming October. This talk was given by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland in October 2008. (Read the full talk here.) After discussing the myriad ways heavenly angels minister to us in mortality, Elder Holland shared this touching story:
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July 29, 2018 10:43 PM MDT
This is a treasure to us in part because of nearly 150 years of meaning and memory and sacrifice,” said Elder Holland, who offered Saturday’s dedicatory prayer of the St. George Tabernacle.
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July 16, 2018 12:00 PM MDT
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland is known for his talks and the powerful principles and crisp, undeniable doctrine.
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By  Yvonne Liu
July 14, 2018 09:10 AM MDT
Choosing an eternal companion is one of the most important decisions to make in this life. However, people fall in love and find their eternal companions in many different ways. Even our beloved prophet and apostles experienced times when they had butterflies in their stomachs and unrestful nights thinking about their significant others. Here are the stories of how our prophet and apostles found their eternal companions.
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July 10, 2018 12:26 PM MDT
“I accepted the message given to me on that stone, and from that moment we tried to do our part as missionaries in Scotland.” —President David O. McKay
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Addressing an audience at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) in London, England, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called on non-governmental organisations (NGOs), governments and faith groups to refocus their efforts in responding to the personal and family crises suffered by refugees and internally displaced people.
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June 28, 2018 01:36 PM MDT
Sister Holland shared her personal testimony of the Book of Mormon at the 2018 Mission Leadership Seminar. “Recently during a near-fatal illness I wanted Jeff and his priesthood to be with me constantly,” she said. “Because he couldn’t always be at my side, I wanted the next best thing. I wanted my Book of Mormon in my hands, holding it, and when I slept I wanted it under my pillow. With doctors telling us that I wasn’t going to make it. . . , I knew if I did live, it would be because of the blessings of the true gospel that the Book of Mormon teaches.” During the same seminar, Elder Holland also shared the greatest revelation God has ever given as well as the most important figure in the Book of Mormon.
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June 22, 2018 04:32 PM MDT
President Thomas S. Monson, in addressing the women of the Church in April 2005, gave evidence of his loving nature: “My dear sisters, may God bless you. We love you; we pray for you.” President Monson’s words reiterated a significant teaching: “Remember that you do not walk alone. The Lord has promised you: ‘I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up.’”1 In at least three general conference addresses, President Monson has also declared, “How glorious and near to the angels is youth that is clean.”2
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By  LDS Living
June 19, 2018 07:12 PM MDT
Though we definitely don't like it, discouragement, disappoint, and despair are a part of our earthly existence. Everyone at some time or another will experience these difficulties, whether by experiencing them firsthand or witnessing them through a loved one.
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June 16, 2018 02:00 PM MDT
We speak about “excellence” a great deal, but by definition, excellence does not come easily or quickly—an excellent education does not; a successful mission does not; a strong, loving marriage does not; rewarding personal relationships do not. It is simply a truism that nothing very valuable can come without sacrifice and effort and patience on our part. Perhaps you discovered that when you got your last grades. Maybe you are also finding that many of the most hoped-for rewards in life can seem an awfully long time coming.
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June 01, 2018 12:39 PM MDT
June 8, 1978, is emblazoned into our collective memory as Latter-day Saints. Many of us identify with the sentiments of Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, who said, "I can remember exactly where I was. For us, that's the 'where we [were] when Kennedy was shot' [moment], this deep, deep, spiritual, emotional moment in the history of the Church."
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By  LDS Living
May 21, 2018 12:37 PM MDT
Loneliness—it is a shared experience among all of us. At some point every person is going to feel isolated, misunderstood, abandoned, or lonely. Even our Savior felt that way, pleading to Heavenly Father, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"
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May 12, 2018 03:00 PM MDT
"When we speak of those who are instruments in the hand of God, we are reminded that not all angels are from the other side of the veil. Some of them we walk with and talk with—here, now, every day," Elder Holland testified in a recent Ensign article designed to strengthen caregivers.
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May 12, 2018 09:49 AM MDT
We know the First Presidency and apostles sacrifice much to serve the Lord and members around the world, but sometimes we fail to recognize the women who travel with them, stand beside them, and sacrifice just as much for our Church. Learn a little more about the wives of the apostles.
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By  LDS Living
May 11, 2018 01:26 PM MDT
LDS Church News recently created a beautiful video capturing President Russell M. Nelson's world tour by the numbers. Check it out:
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May 08, 2018 01:02 PM MDT
"To me, when you strive to lighten another’s burdens, you are truly angels of mercy in the most literal sense," Elder Holland powerfully testifies in a new Ensign article. Here is just a portion of his message. Read the full article here.
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April 27, 2018 02:49 PM MDT
"In the days and years ahead, you may suffer some discouragement and disappointment. On occasion, you may feel genuine despair, either for yourself or your children or the plight and conditions of others. You may even make a personal mistake or two—serious mistakes, perhaps, though I hope not—and you may worry that any chance to be happy and secure in life has eluded you forever. When such times come, I ask you to remember this: This is the church of the happy endings," Elder Holland said.
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April 24, 2018 04:04 PM MDT
After 11 days, President Russell M. Nelson's global ministry tour reached an end today.
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April 17, 2018 12:21 PM MDT
During his global tour, President Russell M. Nelson became the second prophet to visit the country of Kenya. During his stay in the African nation, he told the Latter-day Saints, many who traveled for hours or days to see him, that tithing breaks the cycle of poverty. Elder Holland encouraged the African Saints to prepare for the temple. "Nothing will bless you more," he said, "nothing will unite your family more, nothing will bless your children more, nothing will bless your ancestors more."
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April 10, 2018 02:11 PM MDT
President Nelson, his wife, Wendy Watson Nelson, and Elder Holland and his wife, Patricia Holland, all began their global ministry tour on Tuesday with a historic stop.
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March 27, 2018 12:40 PM MDT
When the prophets, apostles, and leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints congregate every six months to speak to the world, members and nonmembers are invited to tune in and hear their inspired counsel. With so many ears to hear, hearts to listen, and minds to enlighten, Church leaders turn to the Spirit.
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March 23, 2018 03:58 PM MDT
As announced last month, President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Wendy, along with Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Patricia, will visit Europe, Africa, and Asia in April. The leaders of the global faith are scheduled to leave Salt Lake City and visit eight cities in 11 days April 10–23, 2018.
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March 06, 2018 04:01 PM MST
First of all, I want you to be proud you are a woman. I want you to feel the reality of what that means, to know who you truly are. You are literally a spirit daughter of heavenly parents with a divine nature and an eternal destiny.
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February 24, 2018 07:17 PM MST
One of the greatest prophets in the Book of Mormon goes unnamed in the record that documents his remarkable life. He is identified only as "the brother of Jared." Yet the revelation that unfolded before his eyes was so extraordinary that his life and legacy have become synonymous with bold, consummate, perfect faith.
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February 20, 2018 08:03 PM MST
On February 20, Mormon Newsroom announced that President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Wendy, along with Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and his wife, Pat, will tour the world for two weeks, visiting several countries in Europe, Africa, and Asia.
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February 14, 2018 02:16 PM MST
During the Valentine's season, everyone's thoughts turn toward romance and love. But Elder Jeffrey R. Holland has explained how we should love others, not only on one day or during one month, but through every trial, struggle, and joyous moment in our lives.
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