Latter-day Saint Life

Elder L. Tom Perry Before He was an Apostle

L. Tom Perry has been an apostle of the Quorum of the Twelve for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for several decades. But before he was called as an apostle, he was Lowell, a little boy who decided to go by his middle name, Tom, because his younger brother could not pronounce his first name and Tom was tired of being called “Wo-Wo” (L. Tom Perry, an Uncommon Life: Years of Preparation). In this biography of L. Tom Perry, read about the stories of his life, his ever-enduring faithfulness to the gospel, and his love towards others.

Lesson and Stories Growing Up

Perfect Church Attendance

As a young boy, Tom was very committed to attending church and had a spotless record for it.

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