Happy Birthday! President Benson

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    Here are gifts that some of you would give President Benson for his ninety-first birthday:

    Love, because it’s one of the most precious things on earth. Rebecca Bennett, age 10 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

    A computer, because everybody should have one. Chase Moser, age 6 Angeles, Philippines

    A day of fun at our beach. We could run around together and build a sand castle. Jessica Siebeneicher, age 4 Whangaparaoa, New Zealand

    A puppy and a hug. Shalea Gonsalves, age 8 Burlington, Vermont

    My Little Mermaid book. Daniel Fox, age 4 Bountiful, Utah

    A quilt and flowers. Jessica Waters, age 8 Birmingham, Alabama

    A promise that I will go on a mission. Tyler Porter, age 11 Whitney, Idaho

    I’ll be extra good on his birthday. Mariah Ashley, age 5 San Antonio, Texas

    All my love, and years full of happiness. Teagen Curtin, age 11 Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia

    A big hug and a big kiss. He’ll enjoy it, and so will I. Krista Davis, age 8 Layton, Utah

    I’ll pray for him every day. Christianne Salisbury, age 10 Tallahassee, Florida

    A bike so that he can race up hills like the missionaries. David Morton, age 3 Auckland, New Zealand

    A brown bear and a lamb and a yellow bird in a box tied with a ribbon, and a Winnie the Pooh book. Autumn Doney, age 3 Williston, Vermont

    A world that will listen. Sarah Ashley, age 7 San Antonio, Texas

    A bookmark, so he can find his place in the Book of Mormon. Elizabeth Leavitt, age 6 North Salt Lake, Utah

    The world. Jonah Simmons, age 10 Birmingham, Alabama

    The golden plates. Rachael Bennett, age 9 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

    My pet sheep to play with. Jarom Reid, age 11 Auckland, New Zealand

    A lot of horsies. Melissa Surre, age 4 San Antonio, Texas

    Good health. William Hull, age 10 Whitney, Idaho

    A beautiful flower. Randi Woods, age 6 Birmingham, Alabama

    A brand new suit. Skye Nicholls, age 10 Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia

    A New Zealand chocolate bar—they’re yummy. Cruchan McIver, age 7 Auckland, New Zealand

    A poem that will always cheer him up in bad times. Michael Morin, age 9 San Antonio, Texas

    A smile and a hug on a warm day. Bethany Rane, age 11 South Burlington, Vermont

    A picture of my mum and dad. Emmanita Forua, age 5 Orewa, New Zealand

    A surprise party in Whitney, Idaho, where he grew up. Arisha Moser, age 8 Angeles, Philippines

    I’m going to share the gospel and give my friend a Book of Mormon. Tania Napia, age 10 Auckland, New Zealand

    A promise to always live the teachings of the gospel. Alec Harvey, age 9 Auckland, New Zealand

    I will read the Book of Mormon and the Bible. Carey Joyce, age 6 Auckland, New Zealand

    My love and an invitation to my wedding in the Washington Temple someday. Andrea Lords, age 10 St. Essex Junction, Vermont

    A kiwi, New Zealand’s native bird. David Wilson, age 11 Whangaparaoa, New Zealand

    A calendar, so he can keep track of all his meetings. David Leavitt, age 8 North Salt Lake, Utah

    I’m going to tell my friends about him and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Renata Manson, age 8 Auckland, New Zealand

    [photo] Photography by Craig Dimond; Styling by Mindi Bartlett and Pam Farr