Latter-day Saint Life

8 Lessons Learned from Elder Andersen's Amazing Life

Neil L. Andersen serves as an apostle in the Quorum of the Twelve for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But did you know that he speaks four languages? English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese (“Neil L. Andersen”). In this biography of Neil L. Andersen, read about his early years and the miracles—large and small—he has seen in his life.

Life Lessons and Experiences

Raising Rabbits

When Neil was a boy living in Idaho, he raised rabbits. He remembers a time when he was seven years old and one of his favorites rabbits got out of its cage and escaped. Neil looked everywhere to find the rabbit, but with no success.

Finally, Neil paused behind an old barn and prayed to God for help in finding his rabbit. He received an impression that was a picture in his mind, showing a place beneath some boards. Neil looked there and found his rabbit. Neil L. Andersen later said, “This experience and many others like it taught me that the Lord responds to the small and simple prayers of all of us” (Liahona article “Elder Neil L. Andersen: Man of Faith”).

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