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19 photos of Elder Gong that will make you love him even more

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This story was originally published by LDS Living in December 2018 and has been updated in honor of his birthday.

Elder Gerrit W. Gong was born on December 23, 1953, in California. In order to celebrate Elder Gong's birthday, here are some photos showing his life and ministry to Latter-day Saints around the world.

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Elder Gong as a baby with his parents, photo from ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
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Elder Gong as a missionary in Taiwan, photo from ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
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Elder Gong with the grandson of a family he baptized on his mission, photo from ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
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President Hinckley at Elder Gong's wedding, photo from ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
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Elder Gong with His Eminence Francis Xavier Cardinal Kriengsak Kovithavanij, the Catholic Archbishop of Bangkok, photo from ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
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Elder Gong and his family beautifying a school in Asia, a tradition his family carried out in Cambodia, Nepal, Malaysia, and Vietnam.  Cambodia, Nepal, Malaysia, and Vietnam. Image from Facebook.
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Elder and Sister Gong at a BYU devotional, photo by Scott G. Winterton, retrieved from Church News.

Elder Gong ministering to Latter-day Saints around the world. Image from Facebook. 
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Elder Gong waving at students during a BYU devotional, photo by Scott G. Winterton, retrieved from Church News.
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Elder Gong with Latter-day Saints in Suva, Fiji. Image from Facebook.
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Elder Gong greeting guests at a pioneer-themed devotional, photo from ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
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Elder Gong greeting guests at a pioneer-themed devotional, photo from ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
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President and Sister Nelson and Elder and Sister Gong being greeted by Latter-day Saints in Fiji. Image from Facebook.
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Elder Gong greeting Latter-day Saints, photo from Instagram. 
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Elder Gong at BYU, photo from Instagram.
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Elder Gong with the Crosby family, photo from Instagram.
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Elder and Sister Gong, photo from Instagram.
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Elder Gong and Elder Soares during general conference. Images from ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
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President and Sister Nelson with Elder and Sister Gong while ministering to Latter-day Saints around the world. Image from Facebook.
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