Special Witness Cards
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    “Special Witness Cards,” Liahona, December 2016

    Special Witness Cards

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    Use these cards to learn more about the members of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. You could also copy the cards and create a matching game.

    President Thomas S. Monson

    16th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

    • Was called at the age of 22 to serve as bishop of a ward with many widows

    • Worked in newspaper publishing and printing

    • Was a mission president in Canada

    President Henry B. Eyring

    First Counselor in the First Presidency

    • Played basketball in high school

    • Learned physics from his father on their basement chalkboard

    • Was president of Ricks College, now Brigham Young University–Idaho

    President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

    Second Counselor in the First Presidency

    • Fled with his family to West Germany as war refugees

    • Is an airplane pilot

    • Enjoys skiing with his children and grandchildren

    President Russell M. Nelson

    Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

    • Was a heart surgeon

    • Served as a doctor in the U.S. Army in Korea and Japan

    • Has 10 children—9 girls and 1 boy

    Elder Dallin H. Oaks

    Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

    • Cleaned a radio repair shop as a first job

    • Became a lawyer and Utah Supreme Court judge

    • Was president of Brigham Young University

    Elder M. Russell Ballard

    Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

    • Was nicknamed “the bishop” in college because of his high standards

    • Ran a car dealership

    • Encourages members to be missionaries

    Elder Robert D. Hales

    Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

    • Grew up in New York, USA

    • Pitched for his school’s baseball team

    • Was a jet fighter pilot in the United States Air Force

    Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

    Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

    • Was a mission companion with Elder Cook in England

    • Worked for the Church Educational System

    • Was president of Brigham Young University

    Elder David A. Bednar

    Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

    • Was a quarterback on his high school football team

    • After serving a mission, baptized his father a member of the Church

    • Was president of Ricks College, now Brigham Young University–Idaho

    Elder Quentin L. Cook

    Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

    • Gained a testimony after praying with his older brother

    • Was student-body president in junior high, with his future wife, Mary, as vice-president

    • Was a Church leader in the Philippines and the Pacific

    Elder D. Todd Christofferson

    Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

    • Baked homemade bread for his family growing up

    • Participated in the Hill Cumorah Pageant as a teenager

    • Served a mission in Argentina with Elder Scott as his mission president

    Elder Neil L. Andersen

    Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

    • Grew up on a dairy farm in Idaho, USA

    • Served as a missionary and mission president in France

    • Helped direct the launch of Mormon.org

    Elder Ronald A. Rasband

    Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

    • Was mission president in New York City

    • Has motto “It’s people that matter most”

    • Dedicated the first LDS Church building in the Czech Republic

    Elder Gary E. Stevenson

    Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

    • Served as a missionary and mission president in Japan

    • Started a business making exercise equipment

    • Served as bishop over the whole Church

    Elder Dale G. Renlund

    Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

    • His middle name, Gunnar, means “brave soldier”

    • Moved to Sweden as a teenager

    • Worked as a heart doctor