Elder Holland admonishes students to not care about being young or single, just grow up and pull your socks up

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Posted Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 5:31pm

Not often does someone with a high title come to Price. On Sept. 17, that is exactly what happened. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, a general authority in the Quorum of the 12 Apostles for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spoke to the young, single adults.


During the session Saturday, Holland spoke to members of the church; the lessons he spoke on can be used in anybody’s life. Holland spoke about becoming an adult. He identified what it meant to be an adult and he told the young people attending that even though you are becoming older, things will not get easier.

He said that as you get older you will be faced with hard times. Everyone will have to go through a hard time, or a trial, in their lives. The most important thing is to not give up.

He stated that as you go through this trial the “storms” will beat upon you and things will be tough. He advised that you must not give up because you can and will overcome it.

Brandi Sitterud attended the session and she said that her favorite part of the entire thing was the way he spoke. “He said things that were funny and easy to understand. I love hearing Elder Holland speak because he is one of my favorite general authorities.”

During the session, Holland told the young members of the church, that they must not be afraid of growing up.

“You all need to pull you socks up to your elbows and become adults. I don’t even know if you are wearing socks, but if not put some on and pull them up.”

Holland was saying that growing up and becoming an adult in inevitable. As a young adult, you should not be afraid of what life will bring you.

In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints there are levels of authority. The highest is the prophet of the church, who is Thomas S. Monson. Then there are his counselors, who are Henry B. Erying and Dieter F. Uchtdorf. These three men make of the First Presidency of the LDS church. Following these men there is the next levels of authority, which are the members of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles, of which Holland is a member.

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