19 endearing photos of Elder Soares we think you’ll love


This story was originally published by LDS Living in October 2018 and has been updated to celebrate Elder Soares's birthday. 

Elder Ulisses Soares was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles during the April 2018 general conference. In honor of his birthday on October 2, we compiled some of our favorite photos that will help you get to know him a little bit better. 

Elder Soares as a child.
Elder Soares serving in the Brazil Rio de Janeiro Mission.
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Elder Soares and his wife Rosana Fernandez Soares.
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Soares family photo.
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Elder Soares with his grandchildren and wife.
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Elder Soares attending the BYU Hawaii graduation ceremony.
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Elder Soares meeting with members.
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A joyful encounter with a child from Brazil.
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Elder Soares at the Arequipa Peru Temple Dedication
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Elder Soares after he was first called and sustained to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
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Elder Soares on the Church's Jerusalem set in Goshen, Utah.
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Elder and Sister Soares with their grandchildren.
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Elder Soares and his wife with their family after a wedding
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Elder Soares meeting with silver medalist MyKayla Skinner after the Mesa Arizona Temple dedication.
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Elder and Sister Soares holding hands
Elder and Sister Soares holding hands
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Elder Soares taking a selfie
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