Special Witness: Getting to Know Elder Jeffrey R. Holland


Getting to Know Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

To learn more about this member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, choose from the list of words to complete the crossword puzzle.

born

football

June

special

Brigham

grocery

Patricia

Yale

England

hope

president

 

Across

  1. 3.

    Sister Holland says that her husband helps discouraged people see that there is __ __ __ __ through the Savior.

  2. 7.

    Elder Holland served as the dean of religious education at BYU and as the commissioner of education for the Church. In 1980, he was appointed __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ of BYU.

  3. 9.

    Playing sports in high school helped him become friends with the woman he would one day marry, __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Terry, or “Pat.” She was a cheerleader.

  4. 10.

    He served his mission in __ __ __ __ __ __ __ . His parents were called to the same mission while he was there, so he had to say farewell to his parents both when he left for his mission and before he returned home!

Down

  1. 1.

    The Hollands have three children: Matthew, Mary Alice, and David. They all say that their dad made them feel __ __ __ __ __ __ __ .

  2. 2.

    In high school he ran track, played baseball, and helped win the state championships in both __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ and basketball.

  3. 4.

    Elder Holland had served as a bishop, a member of three stake presidencies, and a Seventy before President Howard W. Hunter called him to his office on __ __ __ __ 23, 1994. That day changed Elder Holland’s life—he was called and ordained an Apostle.

  4. 5.

    He attended Dixie College, where he was co-captain of the basketball team, and __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Young University, where he graduated with a degree in English.

  5. 6.

    Elder Holland was __ __ __ __ on December 3, 1940, and grew up in St. George, Utah.

  6. 8.

    After teaching institute in California and Washington, he went to graduate school at __ __ __ __ University in New Haven, Connecticut.

  7. 11.

    As a teenager, he worked as a service station attendant, a paperboy, and a __ __ __ __ __ __ __ bagger.

(See “Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles,” Ensign, Dec. 1994, 10–15.)

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