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28 photos of Elder Andersen that will make you love him even more

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

Elder Neil L. Andersen was born on August 9, 1951, in Logan, Utah, and grew up in Pocatello, Idaho, on a dairy farm. He was called to be a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy in 1993 and was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 2009. He married Kathy Williams in 1975, and they are the parents of four children. 

Here are some of our favorite pictures to celebrate this beloved apostle.


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Elder Andersen's childhood picture. Image from Deseret News.
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Elder Andersen and his family. Image from Deseret News.
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Image from Deseret News.
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Elder Andersen as a young man. Image from Deseret News. 

► You may also like: The powerful experience Elder Andersen had with the First Vision at 16 years old

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Elder Andersen served as a missionary in France. He worked until he wore holes in the soles of his shoes. Image from ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
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Elder Andersen served as a mission president in France. Image from ChurchofJesusChrist.org

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Elder Andersen with then-Elder Russell M. Nelson in during a mission presidents' seminar in Budapest, Hungary. Image from Facebook.
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Elder Andersen and his wife Cathy with President Thomas S. Monson and his wife Frances.

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Elder Andersen was married in the Salt Lake Temple in 1975. Image from ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
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Elder Andersen and his family. Image from Deseret News.
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Image from Deseret News.
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Elder Andersen and Mitt Romney and their wives at the Paris France Temple. Image from Facebook.
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Elder Andersen at a Dodgers game. Image from Deseret News. 
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Elder Andersen presents retired Brazilian soccer player Pele with a sculpture representing family unity. Image from ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
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Elder Andersen with his wife and their grandchildren. Image from Deseret News. 

Elder Andersen with his family at the Bountiful Temple. Image from Facebook

► You may also like: Elder Andersen shares how the premortal existence builds our faith today

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Elder Andersen, Elder Costa, and President Nelson in a meeting in Brazil. Image from Facebook.
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Image from Facebook.
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Image from Deseret News.
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Elder Andersen visiting Congo, Africa. Image from Facebook.
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Elder Andersen and Elder Clayton visiting a member who just lost their daughter in a car accident. Image from Facebook.
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Image from Facebook.
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Elder Andersen on a visit to West Africa. Image from Facebook.
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Elder Andersen surprising a couple on their wedding day. Image from Deseret News. 
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Elder Andersen and his wife in Peru. Image from Facebook.
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Elder Andersen and Elder Boyd K. Packer. Image from Deseret News.

► You may also like: Elder Andersen’s counsel to missionaries questioning their worthiness

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Image from Deseret News. 
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Elder Andersen holds a child during a member meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, on January 12, 2020. Image from Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
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