Latter-day Saint Life

The Quorum of the Twelve Before They Were Called: Boyd K. Packer

Boyd K. Packer is the President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He is also a man who has had the trial of overcoming polio, received the blessing of a wonderful wife and ten children, and has selflessly offered himself to the Lord’s work (“Boyd K. Packer”). In this biography of Boyd K. Packer, read about his early years of trials, blessings, and spiritual growth.

Birds, Art, and an Election

Like President Monson, Boyd loved to raise birds, owning many peacocks, golden pheasants, and pigeons. During the 1938 elections, young Boyd and other members of the Brigham City pigeon club would use homing pigeons to collect the returns from towns in the county that had no telephone service.

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