Special Witness: Getting to Know Elder David A. Bednar


Getting to Know Elder David A. Bednar

Elder David A. Bednar

To learn more about Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, choose from the list of words below to complete the crossword puzzle.

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baptism

California

football

Germany

quarterback

Ricks

scriptures

sons

youngest

Crossword puzzle

Across

  1. 1.

    When he was called to be a new apostle, Elder Bednar was serving as the president of BYU–Idaho, formerly known as __ __ __ __ __ College.

  2. 3.

    As president of BYU–Idaho, he always asked students to bring their __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ to devotionals so they could learn from them.

  3. 6.

    Before moving to Idaho, he taught at universities in both __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ and Texas. In 1994 he won an important award for outstanding teaching.

  4. 9.

    Even though Elder Bednar’s father was not a member of the Church, he supported his son’s decision to accept a mission call to __ __ __ __ __ __ __ .

  5. 10.

    Elder Bednar met his wife, Susan, when they were both college students at BYU. They were playing flag __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ , and she caught one of his passes. He was impressed. It was the only pass she remembers ever catching!

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  1. 2.

    Elder Bednar was born on June 15, 1952, in San Leandro, __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ .

  2. 4.

    Elder Bednar played __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ on his high school football team.

  3. 5.

    Elder Bednar’s father told him he would join the Church when he knew it was the right thing to do. After Elder Bednar was married, his father called and asked him to come home and perform his __ __ __ __ __ __ __ .

  4. 7.

    Elder Bednar is the __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ of three children by 15 years.

  5. 8.

    Elder Bednar and his wife were married in the Salt Lake Temple and raised three __ __ __ __ .

(See Ensign, Nov. 2004, 126.)

[photos] Photography by Craig Dimond and unknown