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26 photos of President Ballard that will make you love him even more

by | Oct. 08, 2020

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

President M. Russell Ballard was born on October 8, 1928, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has been in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles since October 6, 1985.

Here are some of our favorite photos of President Ballard to celebrate this incredible Apostle:

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President Ballard as a toddler. Image from ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

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President Ballard and his wife, Barbara. Image from Facebook. 

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President Ballard and Barbara on their wedding day. Image from ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

► You may also like: The advice President Ballard gives his grandchildren to help them #HearHim

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President Ballard has an FHE with his family. Image from ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

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President Ballard golfing with friends. Image from Deseret News.

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President Ballard and his wife with President Hinckley. Image from Deseret News. 
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President Ballard in Africa. Image from Deseret News.

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President Ballard greeting children and Church members from around the world. Image from Deseret News.

► You may also like: President Ballard reassures the world will overcome COVID-19

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President Ballard and his wife visiting China. Image from Deseret News.

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President Ballard at the 1978 general conference. Image from ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

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President Ballard at the youth celebration the day before the dedication of the Calgary Alberta Temple. Image from Deseret News.
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President Ballard after speaking at a graduation. Image from Deseret News.

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President Ballard tells a story to his family during a council meeting in Salt Lake City. Image from Deseret News.

► You may also like: President Ballard provides recommendations for missionary and temple and family history work

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President Ballard greets Lester Card, a Canadian military veteran. Image from ChurchofJesusChrist.org. 

President Ballard and his wife, Barbara. Image from Facebook.


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President Ballard and President Hinckley. Image from Deseret News

► You may also like: How President Ballard healed a woman by following an unexpected prompting

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President Ballard with Lachlan Makay, a member of the Council of Twelve Apostles for Community of Christ. Image from Deseret News

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President Ballard greets a member in Asia. Image from Facebook. 
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President Ballard visiting the Cara Tepe refugee camp. Image from Facebook. 

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President Ballard and his wife with their grandson, Nathan, who died in a plane crash. Image from Facebook. 

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President Ballard on a tour visiting Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, and Estonia. Image from Facebook.

► You may also like: President Ballard urges members to 'join a new movement'

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President Ballard on a tour visiting Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, and Estonia. Image from Facebook.
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President Ballard and his wife with their whole family. Image from Deseret News.  
President Ballard with the Helping Hands volunteers. Image from Facebook.
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President Ballard and President Nelson greeting members in Tennessee. Image fromChurchofJesusChrist.org.

President Ballard and Elder D. Todd Christofferson at the Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial. Image from Facebook.

► You may also like: President Ballard, Elder Christofferson testify of the Prophet at his birthplace

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