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Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Sister Patricia T. Holland, have both dealt with major health challenges in recent years. In each case, their health deteriorated to the point of life or death.

“I have felt like everything I have done that’s been a challenge has driven me closer and closer to the Lord — everything. I don’t think you can have light without having darkness, and that kind of hope carries you,” Sister Holland says.

In this Church News video, titled “Earned Empathy,” Elder and Sister Holland speak about their health.

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