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President Russell M. Nelson, the 17th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, celebrated his 96th birthday on Wednesday, Sept. 9.

A birthday “is just another day for me,” he told the Church News last year while visiting Brasilia, Brazil. “I hope I will be busy. 

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“It is wonderful though to be able to look back and see the various stages of life. … But you know, I really don’t spend any time at all looking back. I did the best I could in each one of those phases. And I am just looking forward to the many challenges that lie ahead.”

A new Church News video, titled “Celebrating 96 years” and honoring President Nelson’s 96th birthday, was filmed before the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. It offers a small glimpse into his fast-paced ministry and historic leadership.

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