President Jeffrey R. Holland, acting president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, grew up in St. George, Utah, in the shadow of the St. George Utah Temple. In his youth he heard stories of sturdy, faithful pioneer forebears who sacrificed for the temple.
Rededicating the historic temple on Dec. 10, 2023, was a thrill, he said.
In this Church News video, titled “Flood of Faithfulness,” President Holland shares his feelings about the St. George temple — the first built in the western United States.
President Holland married his wife, the late Sister Patricia Terry Holland, in the temple. Sister Holland died in July of 2023.
“I am planning on the promises of this temple, and I am planning on eternity,” he said.
He invited all to spend more time in the temple. “We are better people for having been in the temple,” he said.