Our Favorite Photos of President Russell M. Nelson on his Birthday

Ninety-four years ago our beloved prophet, President Russell M. Nelson, was born to Marion and Edna Nelson. He has dedicated his life to serving people, both in and out of the Church. Scroll through some of our favorite photos of President Nelson throughout his inspiring life. We are so grateful for our loving prophet!


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Russell M. Nelson, 28 months old in 1927.


President Nelson graduated from the University of Utah in August 1947 with an M.D. degree.


Nelson and his first wife, Dantzel Nelson, at the University of Utah in 1942.


Russell M. Nelson explains a surgical procedure. Dr. Nelson built a heart-lung bypass machine, which he used during the first open-heart surgery in the state of Utah.


The Nelson family, 1982. Russell and Dantzel are parents to 10 children—nine daughters and one son. They have 57 grandchildren and over 100 great-grandchildren. Sister Nelson unexpectedly passed away in 2005.


President Nelson and his wife, Wendy, meet saints at the Hyde Park Chapel in London, England.


President Russell M. Nelson and Sister Wendy Watson Nelson with a member family in Nairobi, Kenya.


President Nelson excitedly greets a young girl during a gathering of Saints in Bangkok, Thailand.


President Nelson encouraged saints in the Dominican Republic a year after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. He gave his remarks in Spanish.



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Natalie is a graduate of Brigham Young Unversity, where she studied Communications and Editing. She is passionate about the Northern California coast, reading biographies, and the Oxford comma.