holland-mitch-mobileElder Holland recently gave an incredible talk about doing our duty to God at a national meeting of the Boy Scouts of America. He said, “In a day when some people are using religious faith to divide the human family, this little gathering is a bold declaration that commitment to deity can and should be a powerful, uniting force in this world.” A video of Elder Holland’s talk appears below.

There is a moving segment in the talk, beginning at 7:24, where he shared the experience of young men in the Bountiful (Utah) 15th Ward who did their duty to God by helping a fellow Scout. Mitchell Fennemore was born with spina bifida and, although he wanted to participate fully with the boys in his quorum, was limited in many physical activities. So his fellow Scouts built a special contraption they named the “Mitch Mobile” to carry him on hikes and other activities. At the conclusion of a video presentation of the story, Elder Holland presented the Scouts on the stage.

“Fulfilling one’s duty to God is a way of life,” concluded Elder Holland. “It is not just something we do; it is who we are—or perhaps more accurately stated, who we are becoming!”

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