Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A New Apostle and A New Apostle Song

"Elder Neil Linden Andersen was named an apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 4 April 2009."

Here are a few highlights from his biography:
  • He was named a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy in April 1993, at age 41.

  • He speaks French, Portuguese and Spanish in addition to his native English.

  • Elder Andersen served as a mission president in the France Bordeaux Mission and as president of the Tampa Florida Stake.

  • Elder Andersen was born in Logan, Utah, and raised in Pocatello, Idaho, on a dairy farm where he remembers doing "typical Idaho farm work, from morning to night.”

  • In high school, he excelled in student government, serving as governor of Idaho Boys State.

  • He graduated from Brigham Young University, where he was a presidential scholar, and earned a masters of business administration from Harvard University.

  • Elder Andersen and his wife, Kathy Williams Andersen, are the parents of four children and 12 grandchildren.

    To learn more about Elder Neil L. Andersen you can read his entire Biography in the LDS Newsroom.

Now enjoy the new version of the Apostle Song with Elder Andersen officially added.

The Apostle Cards by Melanie Day have also been updated to include Elder Andersen.

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