PROVO — Joseph Smith's experience as a prisoner in Liberty Jail teaches some valuable lessons, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve told young adults during a Church Educational System fireside Sunday evening.

Elder Holland reviewed the experiences of the Prophet and some of his brethren in the dark, depressing, bitterly cold Missouri jail. He said that despite the circumstances in what has been referred to as a "prison-temple," Joseph Smith developed personally and as a prophet.

Elder Holland said everyone "in one way or another, great or small, dramatic or incidental, (is) going to spend a little time in Liberty Jail — spiritually speaking."

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