Video: 2 Apostles reflect on missions to British Isles, strength of Latter-day Saint women

While standing on the Liverpool docks, President Ballard and Elder Cook reflect on how women helped hold the Church together through World War II

During a ministry assignment to England in October 2021, President M. Russell Ballard visited Liverpool, viewing the site where early Latter-day Saints missionaries arrived in the British Isles in the mid-1800s.

President Ballard is a former missionary in the British Isles — who traveled to England with Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and Elder Quentin L. Cook, both of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and former missionaries in England. 

In this Church News video, titled “Faithful Sisters,” President Ballard reflects on his own mission and the strength of Latter-day Saint women who held the Church together after World War II.

“I have an absolutely unbelievable spiritual foundation that was anchored in the British Isles as a full-time missionary,” said President Ballard, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. 

Elder Cook turned his thoughts to missionary work a century earlier — speaking of the Church’s first missionaries to the British Isles who served in the area in the early 1840s.

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