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Jeffrey R. Holland
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Attended Brigham Young University
Lives in Salt Lake City, UT
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Elder Jeffrey R. Holland was ordained a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on June 23, 1994. At the time of this call, Elder Holland was serving as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy, to which he had been called on April 1, 1989.

From 1980 until his call as a General Authority in 1989, Jeffrey R. Holland served as the ninth president of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He is a former Church commissioner of education and dean of the College of Religious Education at BYU.

A student leader and varsity athlete at Dixie High School and Dixie College in his native St. George, Utah, he received his bachelor's and master's degrees in English and religious education, respectively, from Brigham Young University. He obtained master and doctor of philosophy degrees in American Studies from Yale University.

Elder Holland was active in professional educational activity prior to his call to full-time Church service. He served as president of the American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities (AAPICU), on the board of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), and as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Presidents Commission. For his work in improving understanding between Christians and Jews, he was awarded the "Torch of Liberty" award by the Anti-Defamation League of B'Nai B'rith. He has served on the governing boards of a number of civic and business related corporations and has received the “Distinguished Eagle Scout” award from the Boy Scouts of America. He is the author of eight books, one of which he co-authored with his wife, Patricia.

Elder Holland was born December 3, 1940, to Frank D. and Alice Bentley Holland. In 1963, he married Patricia Terry. They are the parents of three children.

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I spoke last conference about how true Christlike love has the ability to change the world. Time after time, I’ve had the privilege of seeing how the Savior’s love changes lives. He loves each one of us. As we do our own part to share His love with those around us, we will see mighty changes. 
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I’ve had a wonderful time this week attending the seminar for new mission presidents and their wives at the missionary training center in Provo. What a remarkable thing it is that these couples will devote this time in their lives to serving the Lord with our young elders and sisters around the world. The work will be challenging—but the Lord will reward their efforts. This is His work.
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How has your earthly father helped you better know your Heavenly Father? 

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"Let people repent. Let people grow. Believe that people can change and improve." —Jeffrey R. Holland

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“[With Christ’s help], we can start again, utterly clean, with a new will and a new way of life.” –Jeffrey R. Holland

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What does God expect us to do when we pray for help with making decisions? Learn from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland's true story in this new Mormon Message:
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On days like today I find myself reflecting on the important issues of faith, family, and freedom. These three issues are intertwined. One cannot be struck without impacting the others. I cannot adequately express the tremendous gratitude I feel to Heavenly Father for allowing me to live with my family in a time and place in which we have the opportunity to freely worship Him.
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I recently had the distinct pleasure of visiting with government leaders and Church members in Cuba. What wonderful people they are. I was welcomed with warmth and kindness. The gospel is new to many in Cuba, but their desire to follow Jesus Christ and share His message is remarkable. It was truly a faith-promoting experience. http://bit.ly/1pjkEWV
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Why would God ever let you make an incorrect choice?
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Do the words you speak send the right messages to your kids?

Jeffrey R. Holland speaks about the impact words can have on us—and on those we love.

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Being with missionaries is the greatest. Tonight it was the MTC in Provo, with all international MTCs listening in.
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"Pure Christlike love flowing from righteousness can change the world."   #ElderHolland #ldsconf

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