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Happy Birthday, President Thomas S. Monson

  Sister Riser

  • 13 August 2012

Drawing of President Thomas S. Monson by Eric Ilaki Chibuya.

Thomas S. Monson, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, celebrates his 85th birthday on Tuesday, 21 August.  A gala birthday celebration honouring President Monson was held on Friday, 17 August in the Conference Centre in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.

Eric Ilaki Chibuya, 20, created the above portrait of President Thomas S. Monson.  “Forward forever - backward never!” is Brother Chibuya’s motto. 

Eric Chibuya

Currently a student of Humanities at the University of Botswana in Gaborone, Eric Chibuya is planning to serve a mission.  He was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 27 August 2011in Francistown, Botswana.