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Young adult members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — those to whom current Church leaders will “pass the baton” — can look to “A Future Filled with Hope” as they shine their light on a world faced with heavy challenges, said Elder Jeffrey R. Holland Sunday evening.

“Refuse to accept the world for what it appears to be,” said the member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. “Shine the brightness of your hope on it and make it what it ought to be.”

Addressing young adults worldwide on Jan. 8 with his wife, Sister Patricia Holland, Elder Holland offered a powerful declaration that young people must never lose sight of hope or its sister virtues — faith and charity. Hope, he said, is essential to receive the inheritance God has prepared for His faithful children (Ether 12:32).

“To do that we must realize that hope is not just the message and the manner of the naturally optimistic; it is the privilege of everyone who believes,” he said.

The Worldwide Devotional for Young Adults was broadcast Jan. 8 from the M. Anthony Burns Arena on the Campus of Utah Tech University in St. George, Utah — the place where Elder and Sister Holland started their college education, dated and got married.

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