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President M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles joined President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, former President Barack Obama, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and others on Saturday to honor the life of Latter-day Saint and former United States Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
President Ballard shared with the Reid family the love of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The First Presidency first extended condolences on December 28, 2021, the day of the senator’s death.
While Sen. Reid, a native of Searchlight, Nevada, was at times “all business,” President Ballard said he was also “a man of faith — in word and in deed.” Sen. Reid and his wife, Landra, joined the Church soon after their marriage at age 19. From the beginning, “they have been faithful disciples of Jesus Christ, with a firm belief that we are all brothers and sisters, children of a loving Father in Heaven,” the Apostle said.
President Ballard shared some of his personal interactions with the former Democratic senator from Nevada.
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ColinJanuary 10, 2022
This was a deeply inspiring funeral service. Imagine the missionary opportunity of having current and former presidents and other government leaders hear the testimony of an Apostle and feel the Spirit in the meeting!