Russell M. Nelson

Russell M. Nelson as a young boy

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Russell M. Nelson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, expressed his thanks via Facebook and Instagram for the birthday wishes many have shared with him Wednesday, September 9, 2020 — his 96th birthday. The text from his posts is below:

“Today I am 96 years old! Many years have passed since this photo was taken when I was a young boy, and in those years I have been blessed richly with opportunities to meet and come to love God’s children all over the world. I have also witnessed many miracles and mercies from the Lord.

“Many of you have wished me a happy birthday. I wish to thank you and express my love for all who read this. The Lord loves you, and I am a witness that He is in the details of our lives.”