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President Jeffrey R. Holland Testifies of Book of Mormon in California

‘More than any other one thing, the Book of Mormon gave me my faith,’ says the Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

President Jeffrey R. Holland powerfully testified of the truth of the Book of Mormon to members in Riverside, California, on Saturday, June 8, 2024.

“More than any other one thing, the Book of Mormon gave me my faith, gave me my conviction as a missionary,” the Acting President of The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a video posted on his Instagram page.

“I should’ve had it sooner. ... But for me, it was the Book of Mormon that bore witness to my very soul, that electrified me in every cell of my body, that this was the word of God, and that prophets had died, as well as lived, to put this into my hands, and that it would do more to bring me closer to God as a book than any other book that had ever been written.

“And I testify, with no reservation, and no compromise, and not a shadow of retreat from the testimony, that the Book of Mormon is true, and that Moroni ... led the prophet to a set of plates. And thus comes this volume of scripture.”

In the June 10 Instagram post, President Holland wrote, “My testimony is strengthened because of the teachings of God’s prophets found in the Book of Mormon. How grateful I was to share my witness of this truth this weekend with women and men in the Riverside, California, area — and how grateful I am for their testimonies of this same truth. Wherever I go, your faith strengthens me.”

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