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21 photos of Elder Bednar that will make you love him even more

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This story originally ran on LDS Living in June 2018 and has been updated in celebration of Elder Bednar's birthday. 

Elder David A. Bednar was born on June 15, 1952, in Oakland, California. He married Susan Kae Robinson in the Salt Lake Temple in 1975, and they are the parents of three sons. Prior to him being called as a general authority, he served as the president of BYU-Idaho. 

Elder Bednar is known for his optimism and fearless faith in the Savior. His knowledge of the scriptures and the gospel make him an inspiring teacher and leader. To celebrate this incredible apostle, here are some of our favorite photos from his life:  

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Elder Bednar and his father, Anthony George Bednar. Image from Deseret News.
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Image from ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
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Elder Bednar played as a quarterback at his high school. Image from ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
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Elder Bednar and his father at his father's baptism. Image from Life Colloquy.

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Elder Bednar served as the president of BYU-Idaho. Image from ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
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Elder Bednar and Elder Uchtdorf. Image from Deseret News.
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Elder Bednar and his wife visiting the Philippines. Image from Deseret News.
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Image from Deseret News. 
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Elder Bednar at BYU-Hawaii graduation. Image from Deseret News.
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Image from ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

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Elder Bednar visiting members in Africa. Image from Facebook.
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Elder Bednar and his wife at the Star Valley Wyoming temple dedication. Image from Facebook.
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Image from Facebook.
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Elder Bednar and his family. Image from lChurchofJesusChrist.org.
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Image from ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
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Elder Bednar and his family. Image from Deseret News.
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Elder Bednar at the Meridian Idaho temple groundbreaking. Image from the Church's newsroom.
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Elder Bednar throwing out the first pitch at a Dodgers game. Image from Deseret News. 
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Elder Bednar visiting the Philippines. Image from Facebook.
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Elder Bednar visiting Church members in Germany. Image from Facebook.
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