President Nelson just became a great-great-grandfather. Watch this video that celebrates his love of children

by | Dec. 22, 2020

In September, Church News shared what President Russell M. Nelson taught his 57 grandchildren and 140 great-grandchildren as part of his birthday celebration.

And now, the 96-year-old father of 10, has a new title: great-great-grandfather.

Church News reported about the historic moment where President Nelson gathered with five generations via technology to meet his great-great-grandson, Duncan McKellar. Duncan is the great-grandson of Marsha Nelson Workman, President Nelson’s firstborn child. You can see the photo at Church News

The prophet's love of children is highlighted in a new video released Monday. The video uses footage from his global ministry prior to the pandemic and the soundtrack is President Nelson’s 2019 performance of “Silent Night” with YouTube singer Claire Crosby.

Prior to the video of the performance, Crosby asked President Nelson what his favorite color was. In response, he said he liked all colors. “It’s just like children, you know,” President Nelson said. “Do I have a favorite child? Oh, no. Every one is special. Blue is special. Yellow is special. I love them all.”

And with over 200 people in his posterity, one can see how this great-great-grandfather and prophet truly loves all children.

Watch the video at Church News

Lead image: YouTube Screenshot

Lindsey Williams

Lindsey Williams joined the LDS Living team with a passion to find the stories that matter most. Previous stops in her career include BYU-Pathway Worldwide, the Special Projects Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Utah Valley Magazine. When she's not searching for stories to write, the Colorado Springs native is most likely on a hiking trail. Follow her on Twitter with the handle @lindsey5brooke.

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