The president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints turned 98 on Friday.
President Russell M. Nelson, who was born Sept. 9, 1924, spent the day “participating in meetings and other duties in the Church Administration Building on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah,” according to a news release.
His counselors in the First Presidency said the following:
He is an inspired and wise leader and the gentlest and sweetest person you could ever hope to associate with. — President Dallin H. Oaks
Every time we walk out of the office, President Oaks and I say, ‘It happened again.’ You’ll just see revelation come. You’ll see him ask for counsel, and then the decision will come and everybody in the room knows it is right and from God. He just quietly says, ‘I think this is what the Lord would want us to do.’ It’s just time after time. — President Henry B. Eyring