“Special Witness: Guess Who,” Liahona, Feb. 2006, F10
Read the clues about this member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Then find the answer below. The members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles are called as prophets, seers, and revelators to stand as special witnesses of Jesus Christ. They have the responsibility to testify of Him to the whole world.
He has one older brother and one younger brother. When they were growing up, they were the only LDS youth in their branch.
Even though he is a busy General Authority, he enjoys baking bread with his family.
When he was growing up, his family would visit his mother’s family in Utah. They had picnics under the trees in an apple orchard, and he and his cousins would go swimming in a nearby canal.
The Church was small where he grew up in New Jersey, so the branch met in a hotel room and later in his family’s house. They used their dining room table for the pulpit and the sacrament table.
He was 12th in seniority in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for nine years, until October 2004 when two new Apostles were sustained.
At his grandparents’ home in Arizona, he and his family members would ride horses, and his grandfather loved to watch them race.
He first saw his wife at a Church sunrise service. The next summer, in July 1962, he married Kathleen in the Logan Utah Temple. Elder Spencer W. Kimball, future President of the Church, performed the sealing.
He likes to paint with watercolors.
He has three academic degrees: one in physics and two in business administration.
He served as president of Ricks College (now Brigham Young University—Idaho) in Rexburg for five years.
“As a child of God, your destiny, if you work hard enough and are faithful, is to become like Him. That means that there is nothing that is true that you cannot learn, because He knows all truth” (“Do What They Think You Can’t Do,” New Era, Oct. 1989, 6).