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

by | Sep. 08, 2020

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

Elder Quentin L. Cook was born on September 8, 1940, in Logan, Utah. He was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 2007. Before he was called as a General Authority, he worked as a vice-chairman of Sutter Health System. He married Mary Gaddie on November 30, 1962, and they are the parents of three children.

This beloved Apostle is known for his compassion. His strong testimony and faithfulness in the gospel not only make him a good influence on his friends and family but also a blessing to the members of the Church. There are many reasons why we love Elder Cook, and here are some pictures to celebrate this amazing Apostle:

Image titleElder Cook as a young boy. Image from lds.org.  Image titleElder Cook with his parents, older brother, and younger sister. Image from lds.org.

Elder Cook as a young boy. Image from ChurchofJesusChrist.org

Image titleElder Cook with his parents, older brother, and younger sister. Image from lds.org.

Elder Cook with his parents, older brother, and younger sister. Image from ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
Image titleElder Cook as a young man. Image from Deseret News.
Elder Cook as a young man. Image from Deseret News.

Image titleElder Cook played basketball and football in high school. Image from lds.org.

Elder Cook played basketball and football in high school. Image from ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

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Image titleElder Cook and his wife on their wedding day. Image from Deseret News.

Elder Cook and his wife on their wedding day. Image from Deseret News.

Image titleElder Cook graduated from Standford University with a law degree. Image from Deseret News.

Elder Cook graduated from Standford University with a law degree. Image from Deseret News.
Image titleElder Cook (on the left) and his brother. Image from Deseret News.
Elder Cook (on the left) and his brother. Image from Deseret News.
Image titleElder Cook and his children. Image from lds.org.
Elder Cook and his children. Image from ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

Image titleElder Cook with members of the Church. Image from Facebook.

Elder Cook with members of the Church. Image from Facebook.

Image titleElder Cook greeting members in Asia. Image from Facebook.

Elder Cook greeting members in Asia. Image from Facebook.

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Image titleElder Cook and Elder L. Tom Perry and their wives. Image from Deseret News.

Elder Cook and Elder L. Tom Perry and their wives. Image from Deseret News.

Image titleElder Cook speaking at the Standford University Convocation at Memorial Church. Image from Facebook.

Elder Cook speaking at the Standford University Convocation at Memorial Church. Image from Facebook.

Image titleElder Cook gave a tour of the Philadelphia temple to different faith leaders. Image from Facebook.

Elder Cook gave a tour of the Philadelphia temple to different faith leaders. Image from Facebook.

Image titleElder Cook took a picture with a gift he received from the saints in Taiwan. Image from Facebook.

Elder Cook took a picture with a gift he received from the Saints in Taiwan. Image from Facebook.

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Image titleElder Cook visiting Mexico. Image from Facebook.

Elder Cook visiting Mexico. Image from Facebook.

Image titleElder Cook visiting the saints in Nicaragua. Image from Facebook.

Elder Cook visiting the Saints in Nicaragua. Image from Facebook.
Image titleElder Cook at the Dodgers game. Image from Deseret News.
Elder Cook at a Dodgers game. Image from Deseret News.

Image titleElder Cook and Elder Holland. Image from Deseret News.

Elder Cook and Elder Jeffrey R. Holland at general conference. Image from Deseret News.

Image titleElder Cook and his family.  Image from Deseret News.

Elder Cook and his family.  Image from Deseret News.

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Image titleElder Cook and President Eyring visiting Fiji. Image from Facebook.

Elder Cook and President Henry B. Eyring visiting Fiji. Image from Facebook.

Image titleElder Cook, Elder Bednar, and Elder Uchtdorf. Image from Deseret News.

Elder Cook, Elder David A. Bednar, and Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Image from Deseret News.

Image titleElder Cook teaching. Image from Facebook.

Elder Cook teaching Latter-day Saints during a church meeting. Image from Facebook.
Image titleElder Cook an his trip to Lima, Peru, and Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Image from Facebook.
Elder Cook on his trip to Lima, Peru, and Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Image from Facebook.

Image titleElder Cook and Jewish leaders. Image from Mormon Newsroom.

Elder Cook and Jewish leaders. Image from Newsroom

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Elder Cook shaking the hand of a young member of the Church. Image from Facebook.

Elder Cook with a youth group at the Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple. Image from Facebook.

Elder Cook and Elder Holland with their mission president, President Marion D. Hanks. Elder Cook and Elder Holland served under President Hanks in the British Mission. Image from Facebook.

Elder Cook visits a meetinghouse in the Philippines used as an evacuation center after the eruption of the Taal Volcano in January 2020. Image from Facebook.
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