President Russell M. Nelson, the 17th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will celebrate his 96th birthday on Wednesday, Sept. 9.

A birthday “is just another day for me,” he told the Church News last year while visiting Brasilia, Brazil. “I hope I will be busy. 

“It is wonderful though to be able to look back and see the various stages of life. … But you know I really don’t spend any time at all looking back. I did the best I could in each one of those phases. And I am just looking forward to the many challenges that lie ahead.”