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23 photos of Elder Renlund that will make you love him even more

by | Nov. 13, 2020

This story was originally published by LDS Living in November 2018 and has been updated in honor of Elder Renlund's birthday.

Elder Dale G. Renlund was born on November 13, 1952, in Salt Lake City, Utah. His parents emigrated from Finland and Sweden to the United States to be sealed in the temple. Elder Renlund was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the October 2015 general conference. He was the 100th apostle in the Church's history. He was also a cardiologist and a professor at the University of Utah. He married Ruth Lybbert after his mission to Sweden. They are the parents of one daughter.

Here are some of our favorite pictures of Elder Renlund to celebrate this incredible Apostle:

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Elder Renlund as a child. Image from Deseret News

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Elder Renlund and his mission companion Elder Raymond A. Cutler, now a member of the Seventy, preaching the gospel in Sweden. Image from Facebook. 

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Elder Renlund and his family. Image from ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
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Elder Renlund and his wife, Ruth, on their wedding day. Image from ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

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Elder Rasband, Elder Stevenson, and Elder Renlund at a press conference after they were sustained to be the new apostles in October 2015 general conference. Elder Renlund is the 100th apostle called in Church history. Image from Deseret News.

► You may also like: In new #HearHim video, Elder Renlund shares how he reclaimed the zeal of his testimony

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Elder Renlund and a jersey for the Brazil national soccer team that he received from the Saints in Brazil on his birthday. Image from Facebook. 

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Elder Renlund, Elder Clayton, and their wives in Barranquilla, Columbia. Image from Facebook.

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Elder Renlund at President Eyring's art exhibit at Brigham Young University-Idaho. Image from Facebook. 

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Elder Renlund and the portrait of Jesus in President Monson's office. Image from Facebook. 

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Elder Renlund in the Caribbean. Image from Facebook. 

Elder Renlund greeting Saints in Sweden. Image from the Church's newsroom.

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Elder Renlund teaching the missionaries in the Colombia Barranquilla Mission about how a positive attitude and a positive effort are a recipe for miracles. Image from Facebook. 
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Elder Renlund greeting members. Image from Deseret News

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Elder Renlund in his travels around the world as an apostle. Image from Deseret News

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Elder Renlund, his wife, and Monseñor Javier Del Rio Alba, the Archbishop of Arequipa, Peru. Image from Facebook. 

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Elder Renlund and Monseñor Javier Del Rio Alba, the Archbishop of Arequipa, Peru. Image from Deseret News

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Elder Renlund and Pablo Bensige, who Elder Renlund baptized on his mission. Image from Facebook. 

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Elder Renlund, his wife, and their daughter. Image from ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

► You may also like: Elder and Sister Renlund: 4 ways women exercise priesthood power and authority

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Elder Renlund worked as a cardiologist before becoming an apostle. Image from Deseret News. 

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Elder Renlund taught at the University of Utah as a Professor of Medicine. Image from ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

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Elder Renlund visiting others during his service in the Church. Image from ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

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Elder and Sister Renlund visiting the saints in Japan. Image from Facebook. 

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Elder Renlund greeting Church members. Image from Deseret News.
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