Monday, March 28, 2011

Moment with Elder Holland #1

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland: member of the
Quorum of the 12 Apostles of
 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

I just purchased a new book by a man named Jeffrey R. Holland. If you've heard of him, you may know he is a Mormon. I'm a Mormon, if you didn't know. In the Mormon church, we have what is called a prophet. (You've heard of Moses and Abraham? They were prophets too. Except, our prophets don't wear long wool coats like Charlton Heston in The Ten Commandments. They wear a suit and tie. See picture to the left.) Mr. Holland is what we call an apostle. There are twelve apostles, just like Jesus Christ had when he lived on the earth. (Jesus Christ formed his church while on the earth and called 12 apostles.) We have that same church on the earth today - we have a prophet and 12 apostles, and all the same teachings Jesus Christ taught.

Anyway, Elder Holland (we call them Elder as a formal title for the type of assignment they have in this church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) wrote this new book. It is a quote book. I've read it through a couple of times and decided to share a few of my favorite quotes from the book. The quotes are all taken from speeches he has given in different meetings, so there aren't any copyright issues. Here is my first favorite. Hope you enjoy!


"Fighting through darkness and despair and pleading for the light is what opened this dispensation. It is what keeps it going, and it is what will keep you going."


  1. I want to check that book out when my library gets it. GREAT quote that I can use today! He is a great speaker/writer. Have you ever read "A Quiet Heart" by his wife? Great book!


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