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29 photos of Elder Stevenson 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 Stevenson's birthday. 

Elder Gary E. Stevenson was born on August 6, 1955, in Cache Valley, Utah. He married Lesa Jean Higley in April 1979. They are the parents of four sons. 

Elder Stevenson was called to the First Quorum of the Seventy in 2008 and was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 2015. Before he was called as an apostle, Elder Stevenson spent much of his time in Asia doing church service and business. Here are some of our favorite pictures to celebrate this incredible apostle:

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Elder Stevenson as a baby. Image from Deseret News.
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Elder Stevenson as a young boy. Image from Deseret News.
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Elder Stevenson with his mother and siblings. Image from Facebook.
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Elder Stevenson with his father. Image from Facebook.
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Elder Stevenson with his father. Image from Deseret News.
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Elder Stevenson opens his mission call to the Japan Fukuoka Mission. Image from Facebook.
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Elder Stevenson as a missionary in Japan. Image from Deseret News.

► You may also like: Elder Stevenson shares a Book of Mormon phrase for times of affliction and disappointment

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Elder Stevenson as a young man. Image from Deseret News.
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Elder Stevenson and his wife Lesa. Image from Deseret News.
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Elder and Sister Stevenson’s wedding photo. Image from Deseret News.
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The Stevenson family. Image from Deseret News.

► You may also like: When trials seem too hard to bear: Elder Stevenson shares one promise to always remember

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Elder Stevenson after his call as an apostle. Image from ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
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Elder Stevenson studying the scriptures. Image from Facebook.
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Elder Stevenson when he was called as an apostle. Image from ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
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Elder Stevenson and his son in Taiwan. Image from Deseret News.
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Elder Stevenson and his family. Image from Deseret News.
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Elder Stevenson, President Nelson, and their wives visiting the temple in Japan. Image from Facebook.
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Elder Stevenson and his wife Lesa meet with missionaries in the Vietnam Hanoi Mission. Image from Facebook.
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Elder Stevenson visiting Palmyra, New York. Image from Facebook.
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Elder Stevenson visiting the Ivory Coast, Africa. Image from Facebook.

► You may also like: 5 things you should know about Elder Gary E. Stevenson

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Elder Stevenson and his wife Lesa hiking Ensign Peak in Salt Lake City, Utah. Image from Facebook.
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Elder Stevenson at the Rome Italy Temple. Image from Facebook.

► You may also like: Elder Stevenson recalls the moment in the Rome Italy Temple that brought a Jesuit priest to tears

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Elder Stevenson at the 36th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Luncheon of the NAACP Salt Lake Branch. Image from IRI.
Elder Stevenson meets virtually with his ministering brother during the pandemic.
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