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President Henry B. Eyring met his beloved wife while serving as a counselor in the Boston District presidency in 1960.

While representing the district presidency in a single adult devotional in Rindge, New Hampshire, President Eyring saw Kathy Johnson for the first time and thought, “That’s the best person I’ve ever seen.”

The two were married July 27, 1962, in the Logan Utah Temple and are the parents of four sons and two daughters.

During their life together, President Eyring worked as a professor at Stanford University, president of Ricks College and the deputy commissioner and commissioner of Church education before being called into the Presiding Bishopric in 1985. He was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1995 and has served as a counselor in the First Presidency since 2007.

In reflecting on his deep reservoir of varied experiences, President Eyring noted that every good thing that’s come in his life — including meeting his wife — has been a byproduct of trying to serve the Lord.

The second counselor in the First Presidency will turn 90 on May 31. During an interview in honor of his birthday, President Eyring sat down with the Church News to discuss lessons he’s learned in the past 90 years, including close to 40 years of full-time Church service.

‘Serve the Lord and things will work out’

After graduating from the University of Utah with his undergraduate degree in physics, President Eyring left home for the first time when his Air Force commission took him to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Upon reporting to Sandia Base, he was given “a terribly difficult assignment,” President Eyring recalled, “way beyond my own abilities. I thought, ‘I don’t think I can do this.’”

A feeling soon came of “Well, serve the Lord.” Soon after, he was called to be a district missionary. Every day he would grapple with the demands of his Air Force assignment, and every night he would go out and do missionary work. “And it all worked out.”

A similar thing happened after he was accepted to Harvard Business School. “I was a physics student. I didn’t know anything about business,” President Eyring said.

But within a few weeks of arriving in Boston, Massachusetts, he was called to be a counselor in the district presidency.

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