President Gordan B. Hinckley celebrated his 78th birthday June 23 by speaking at the Mission Presidents Seminar in Provo, Utah, and attending his usual Thursday meetings. Included are the weekly meeting of the General Authorities in the Salt Lake Temple and committee meetings later in the day. In the afternoon, he took a few minutes from his schedule to cut a birthday cake and accept the best wishes of his associates.
President Hinckley has recently presided at regional conferences in Rio de Janeiro and Fortaleza, Brazil; Manchester, England; and Charleston, W. Va., and just returned from Jerusalem. He delivered a major address at America's Freedom Festival June 26 in Provo.