Elder Ulisses Soares

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“Elder Ulisses Soares,” Friend, December 2020

Meet the Apostles

Elder Ulisses Soares

Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Friend Magazine, 2020/12 Dec

Illustration by Jared Beckstrand

Elder Soares turned 62 years old this year! His birthday was October 2.

He was born in Brazil, and his native language is Portuguese. He can also communicate with people in English, Spanish, and French.

His parents joined the Church when he was six years old.

His family first attended church above a bakery. He loved going to church and smelling fresh-baked bread.

He and his wife, Rosana, have three children and five grandchildren.

“Remember … always that hope is an important part of the gospel plan.”

Elder Ulisses Soares, “How Can I Understand?” Ensign, May 2019, 8.