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A month of celebrations: Birthdays of current LDS apostles

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 5 2014 7:23 a.m. MDT

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Birthday: June 15, 1952

Age: 62

Elder Bednar was ordained a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on Oct. 7, 2004.

He previously served as an Area Seventy and as the president of Ricks College as it transitioned to BYU-Idaho.
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Esquire
Springville, UT

The "babies" of the group are 62 years of age....

Gildas
LOGAN, UT

I had just been thinking about the massive responsibilities of the "General Authorities" when I read this. So much to do these days with a Church of about 15 millions scattered throughout the world, and the various different cultures and national governments etc. They seem to me to do an excellent, caring and inspired job. I am somewhat in awe I must say.

Mack2828
Ft Thomas, KY

I remember Elder Bednar looking young when he was first called. Not so much now. He has sure aged a lot in the last 10 years.

Mack2828
Ft Thomas, KY

And I find it stunning that Elder Ballard is 85. He seriously looks (and acts) about 60. I hope I age that gracefully.

anneray
Kosciusko, Mississippi

Happy Birthday Elder Perry! Many years ago you were in Nashville, Tennessee, for a stake conference. Had dinner at the Stake President's home with dessert aftter the meeting at our home. You kicked a ball from under my oldest son's head and scared that young man sillly. There were chocolate pies to eat, and the young people who had gathered at our home had eaten the two that had firmed up....leaving two pies that were more like pudding. You ate two helping of those and said you had always liked chocolate pudding. It was a great ending to a wonderful spiritual day. That young man served a mission in Taiwan and 2 sons each served missions. Now both his boys have been sealed in the Temple, one has 3 children, the other newly married. Your influence has touched the lives of my family.They all live in Utah: Alpine and Provo.
Again, I wish you a very happy birthday.

Brother Dave
Livermore, CA

Happy Birthday Elder Perry!!!

You are a Great Example to us all!!

Lord Bless you!!!

ulvegaard
Medical Lake, Washington

I may be alone on this -- but it seems to me that Elder Perry never ages. Hope he has many good years ahead of him.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

My mother-in-law, Mary Maughan, always looked up to you, in more ways than one, even though she was born two months earlier in Logan. Thank you for being a exemplary servant for us all.

gmawendy
GARLAND, TX

Happy Birthday Elder Perry-- we share the same Birthday! Hope you have a Wonderful D
ay. You look amazing! Always look forward to hearing your Words of Wisdom!

gittalopctbi
Glendale, AZ

@ulvegaard I know--how DOES he do that? Must be that good Wyoming air he breathed for much of his life. I also like how he always has a twinkle in his eye.

kattawn
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Well it IS the BEST month - especially Elder Hales! HA HA HA!

Clifton Palmer McLendon
Gilmer, TX

I remember when Elder Perry was the newest member of the Twelve. When I received the Melchizedek Priesthood, and asked the brother who conferred it upon me for his Priesthood lineage, I discovered that Elder Perry was in it.

I am surprised at the ages of these vigorous men -- they seem so much younger. I am reminded of Doctrine & Covenants 84:33 -- their bodies seem to be well-renewed!

Nachtmerrie_in_Brugge
Mesa, AZ

What an amazing group of leaders! The Church will grow to scores of millions, perhaps even hundreds of millions, but there will still be only 12 Apostles. Yes, they have lots of help from other general and area authorities, but the demands of their unique calling will continue to increase. In terms of careers and family time, these men have sacrificed much.

Anchovey
Provo, UT

Happy Birthday, Brethren! While bodies may and do age, the spirit is timeless! How we love and appreciate the counsel of these wonderful men of God! Our family can hardly wait for October General Conference 2014!

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