President Nelson bolsters faith on his Global Tour, from places like London, Jerusalem, and other cities in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Hawaiian Islands. The tour began in London, England, on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Jerusalem was President Nelson’s second destination on his worldwide tour. Due to concerns pertaining to tension in the region and available airspace following the air strikes on Syria by the US, UK, and France on April 14, the Church leaders left Jerusalem ahead of schedule and continued by going to the Africa portion of their trip.
Speaking of Israel Elder Holland said: “This is a legendary land, it’s a spine-tingling thrill for me to realize that I’m in the company of President Russell M. Nelson, a modern prophet in every sense that they were ancient prophets [in Jerusalem in biblical times] with the same authority and the same priesthood and teaching the same gospel.”
Elder Holland continued: “Our living testimony today is we have a living prophet this very hour on this soil standing in this land teaching that same doctrine. The significance of that for Latter-day Saints and for the world cannot be overstated. That’s at the heart of the thrill I feel today.” (https://www.lds.org/church/news/president-nelsons-visit-to-the-holy-land-is-significant-says-elder-holland?lang=eng)