What is it like to be an Apostle?

Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

From Elder and Sister Bednar’s Face to Face worldwide broadcast.

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Apostles are servants of the Lord. They travel to visit members of the Church around the world.

The first time I traveled as an Apostle, I met a man who had a hard time living the Word of Wisdom. I told him, “The Lord sent me here to give you a very simple message: ‘You can do this. I promise you will have His help as you face this challenge.’”

Would the Lord send one of the Twelve Apostles halfway around the world to help just one person? The answer is yes. He does it all the time.

Meet Elder David A. Bednar

He was born in California on June 15, 1952. His mother was a member of the Church, and his father was a member of another church.

When he was a boy, he liked to visit his grandparents on their dairy farm. He would sit with them in their backyard and eat pomegranates and watermelon.

He played as quarterback on his high school football team.

He loves reading the Book of Mormon. When he was growing up, he also enjoyed reading adventure novels.

He and his parents took vacations together around Canada and the United States. His favorite trip was to the Sacred Grove in New York.

He met his wife, Susan Robinson, while they were playing flag football at a family home evening activity in college.

What is an Apostle?

When Jesus was on the earth, He called 12 men to be His special helpers and witnesses. They were called Apostles. He has called Apostles to be His special helpers and witnesses today. They testify of Jesus Christ to the whole world. Elder Bednar is an Apostle.