President Nelson’s 95th Birthday Celebration

President Nelson’s 95th Birthday Celebration


OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS. THIS IS THE ENGLISH CLOSED
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SAINTS. F1 F2 F1 2 C1 ♪♪ ♪ PRESS FORWARD,SAINTS, ♪♪ WITH
STEADFAST FAITHIN CHRIST, ♪ ♪ WITH HOPE’SBRIGHT FLAME ♪ ♪ ALIGHT IN HEARTAND MIND, ♪ ♪ WITH LOVEOF GOD ♪ ♪ AND LOVEOF ALL MANKIND. ♪♪
ALLELUIA! ♪ ♪ ALLELUIA! ♪♪ ALLELUIA! ♪ ♪♪ ♪ PRESS FORWARD, FEASTINGON THE
WORD OF CHRIST. ♪ ♪ RECEIVEHIS NAME, ♪ ♪ REJOICINGIN HIS MIGHT. ♪ ♪ COMEUNTO GOD; ♪ ♪ FINDEVERLASTING LIGHT. ♪ ♪ ALLELUIA! ♪♪ ALLELUIA! ♪♪
ALLELUIA! ♪♪♪ ♪ PRESS ON, ENDURINGIN THE WAYS
OF CHRIST. ♪ ♪ HIS LOVE PROCLAIMTHRU DAYS OF
MORTAL STRIFE. ♪ ♪ THUS SAITH OUR GOD: ♪ ♪ “YE HAVE ETERNAL LIFE!” ♪♪
ALLELUIA! ♪ ♪ ALLELUIA! ♪♪ ALLELUIA! ♪ ♪♪♪ ALLELUIA! ♪ ♪ ALLELUIA! ♪♪ ALLELUIA! ♪ ♪♪ ♪ ALLELUIA! ♪♪ [APPLAUSE] EVERYONE!>>>>SISTER TODD:
GOOD EVENING, WELCOME TO THE CONFERENCE CENTER IN SALT LAKE
CITY, UTAH. TONIGHT WE’RE GATHERED TO CELEBRATE A LANDMARK
IN THE LIFE OF PRESIDENT RUSSELL M. NELSON, PRESIDENT OF THE
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS.>>ELDER
NIELSEN: WE’RE HONORED TO BE JOINED BY PRESIDENT AND SISTER
NELSON AND THEIR FAMILY, AS WELL AS PRESIDENT DALLIN H. OAKS AND
PRESIDENT HENRY B. EYRING OF THE FIRST PRESIDENCY, MEMBERS OF THE
QUORUM OF THE TWELVE APOSTLES, GENERAL AUTHORITIES AND GENERAL
OFFICERS OF THE CHURCH, AND THEIR FAMILIES. WE EXTEND A SPECIAL WELCOME TO
GOVERNMENT, CIVIC, AND RELIGIOUS LEADERS OF MANY FAITHS.>>>>
SISTER TODD: AND WE’RE ESPECIALLY DELIGHTED TO BE
CELEBRATING WITH ALL OF YOU! PRESIDENT, WELCOME HOME TO YOU
AND SISTER NELSON AFTER ANOTHER REMARKABLE INTERNATIONAL TRIP,
THIS TIME TO CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA. WE ARE GLAD YOU’RE HOME SAFELY.
[APPLAUSE] >>ELDER NIELSEN: PRESIDENT, YOU
JUST NEVER STOP, DO YOU? RUTH AND I, ALONG WITH THE SUPPORT
STAFF, HAVE RUN SOME UNOFFICIAL NUMBERS. SINCE YOU HAVE BEEN THE
PROPHET A LITTLE OVER A YEAR AND A HALF, YOU HAVE TRAVELED OVER
90,000 MILES. >>SISTER TODD: YOU HAVE BEEN IN 28 COUNTRIES AND BY OUR COUNT
HAVE MET WITH OVER 100 WORLD AND RELIGIOUS LEADERS. HERE IS SOMETHING REALLY
PROFOUND, YOU HAVE SPOKEN TO FRIENDS IN AUDIENCES ALL AROUND
OVER 1 MILLION MEMBERS AND THE WORLD. [APPLAUSE]>>ELDER NIELSEN:
PRESIDENT, THERE IS NO QUESTION, YOU HAVE
BROUGHT HAPPINESS AND HOPE TO SO MANY. FIND ENDURING JOY THROUGH
YOU ARE HELPING US STRIVE TO JESUS CHRIST. THIS IS CERTAINLY
A JOYOUS OCCASION TONIGHT, SO THANK YOU FOR LETTING US SHARE
THIS SPECIAL EVENING WITH YOU. WITH
AN OPENING PRAYER OFFERED HOW APPROPRIATE THAT WE BEGIN BY YOUR SON RUSSELL M. NELSON,
JR. F1 F2 F1 2 C1 >>RUSSELL M. NELSON, JR: OUR
MOST KIND AND GRACIOUS HEAVENLY FATHER, WE ARE GRATEFUL TO BE
GATHERED HERE TONIGHT TO SELL /PWRAEULT THE BIRTH DAY, THE LIFE AND THE EXAMPLE OF OUR DEAR PROPHET, PRESIDENT RUSSELL M. NELSON. F1 F2 F1 2 C1 BLESS
THE PERFORMERS AND ALL OF THOSE INVOLVED TONIGHT THAT THEY MAY
PERFORM TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITIES AND IN A MANNER
PLEASING UNTO THEE. WE’RE GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF THE
MANY BLESSINGS THOU DOST BESTOW UPON US, AND WE SAY THESE THINGS
IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, AMEN. >>ELDER NIELSEN: THANK YOU, RUSS. ON SEPTEMBER 9, 1924–95 YEARS
AGO NEXT MONDAY–MARION AND EDNA NELSON WELCOMED A NINE POUND,
ELEVEN OUNCE BABY BOY INTO THE WORLD. THE NAME THEY GAVE HIM
WAS RUSSELL MARION NELSON. HE WAS A CHILD OF A TRUE PIONEER
HERITAGE. BETWEEN 1855 AND 1863, ALL EIGHT OF HIS GREAT
GRANDPARENTS HAD JOINED THE SAVIOR’S RESTORED
CHURCH–THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS–AND
GATHERED FROM SWEDEN, DENMARK, NORWAY, AND ENGLAND ALL THE WAY
TO THE TINY PIONEER OUTPOST OF EPHRAIM, UTAH.>>SISTER TODD:
THE VERDANT LANDSCAPES OF SCANDINAVIA AND THE BRITISH
ISLES WERE VERY DIFFERENT FROM THE DESERT WILDERNESS OF UTAH.
WERE NOT DRAWN TO A FAMILIAR BUT PRESIDENT NELSON’S ANCESTORS LANDSCAPE. THEY WERE DRAWN TO
“THE TOPS OF THE MOUNTAINS,” AS ISAIAH PROPHESIED. WITH CHRIST’S
GOSPEL IN THEIR HEARTS, THEY “CAME WITH SINGING UNTO ZION,”
AND THE HILLS AND VALLEYS WERE ALIVE WITH THEIR JOYFUL SONGS.
PLEASE WELCOME JENNY OAKS BAKER AND HER CHILDREN, FAMILY FOUR,
PERFORMING A MEDLEY FROM “THE SOUND OF MUSIC.” [APPLAUSE] ♪♪♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ BENEDICAMUS ♪ ♪ BENEDICAMUS TE ♪ ♪ AH ♪ ♪ CLIMB EVR’Y MOUNTAINFORD EVR’Y
STREAM ♪ ♪ FOLLOW EV’RY RAINBOWRAINBOW ♪ ♪ TIL YOU FIND YOUR DREAM ♪ ♪ AH ♪ ♪ AH ♪ ♪ CLIMB EVR’Y MOUNTAINFORD EVR’Y
STREAM ♪ ♪ FOLLOW EVRY RAINBOWTIL YOU
FIND YOUR DREAM ♪ ♪ THE HILLS ARE ALIVEWITH THE
SOUND OF MUSIC ♪♪ ♪♪ [APPLAUSE] >>ROSALIE RINGWOOD: THE WORD
FATHER TO MY DAD, I THINK IS HIS HIGHEST CALLING. HE OFTENTIMES HAS SAID “THERE
ARE 12 APOSTLES, BUT YOU ONLY HAVE ONE DADDY.” AND HE TAKES
THAT RESPONSIBILITY VERY SERIOUSLY. HE HAS NEVER
MADE US FEEL LIKE HE WAS TOO BUSY TO BE OUR FATHER. TO HELP
US ALL FEEL REALLY HE AND MY MOTHER WORKED TOGETHER
IMPORTANT.>>MARSHA WORKMAN: MY PARENTS MET AT THE UNIVERSITY
OF UTAH AT A REHEARSAL FOR A PLAY, DADDY WAS BUSY STUDYING AND HAD HIS NOSE IN HIS BOOKS,
AND MOTHER WAS UP SINGING AND HE NOTICED HER, HE EVEN TOOK HIS
NOSE OUT OF HIS BOOK AND TOOK A LOOK AT HER AND SAID WHO IS THAT
GIRL? GROWING UP IN THE NELSON HOUSEHOLD WAS FUN. IMAGINE
LIVING WITH YOUR BEST FRIENDS AND HAVING WONDERFUL PARENTS IT
WAS ALWAYS FUN. WE ENJOYED BEING HOME TOGETHER. WE DID A CROSS
COUNTRY CAMPING WORLD’S FAIR, AND WE JUST TRIP
TO GO TO THE NEW YORK PLAYED.>>ROSALIE: IT’S ONE
THING THAT I AM IN AWE ABOUT MY MOTHER AND FATHER IS HOW MUCH
TAUGHT US WITHOUT ACTUALLY SAYING ANYTHING. JUST BY THE WAY
THEY LIVED THEIR LIVES, THE WAY THEY TAUGHT THE GOSPEL IN OUR
HOME. WE LEARNED LOVE, WE LEARNED RESPECT AND HOW WE WANT
TO BE OUR NUMBER 1 GOAL IS TO RETURN
LIKE THE SAVIOR. TO LIVE WITH OUR HEAVENLY FATHER. I KNOW MY FATHER WAS REALLY BUSY BUT I NEVER REALLY REALIZED IT,
HE HAD A GREAT WAY OF MAKING TIME, AND MAKING US KNOW THAT WE
WERE IMPORTANT. ♪♪>>SUNDAY MORNINGS MY MOM WAS
GONE TO SING IN THE TABERNACLE CHOIR. HE HAD THE RESPONSIBILITY
OF AND OUT THE DOOR ON TIME AND HE GETTING 9 GIRLS READY FOR
CHURCH DID IT WITH LOVE. HE LOVED AND CHERISHED MY MOTHER
AND HE WAS VERY SUPPORTIVE OF HER, SHE WAS A WONDERFUL SINGER
AND A WONDERFUL MUSICIAN, AND ALWAYS ENCOURAGED HER TO BE WHO SHE WAS. (CHOIR SINGING) >>MATTHEW MAXFIELD: ONE OF MY
FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT BEING PRES NELSON’S GRANDSON IS THAT I GET
TO SEE HIM IN CONSTANT MOTION, HE IS ALWAYS MOVING, HE HAS
ENDLESS ENERGY, US ASIDE INDIVIDUALLY AND SEE
BUT HE ALWAYS HAS TIME TO PULL HOW WE ARE DOING. IN THE 5TH
GRADE I REMEMBER AN EXPERIENCE WHERE WE WERE ASKED TO DO A
REPORT ON OUR HERO, AND I CHOOSE MY GRANDFATHER NELSON. AND IN
THE END OUR HEROES WERE INVITED TO COME TO AN ASSEMBLY, I DIDN’T
THINK HE WOULD BE ABLE TO MAKE IT, HE IS SUCH A BUSY MAN, BUT I
ASKED HIM TO COME AND HE CAME, AND STOOD RIGHT NEXT TO ME AS I
GAVE MY REPORT AND SPOKE ABOUT HIM AS MY HERO.>>DANTZEL
CRANE: TO BE AROUND GRANDFATHER IS JUST TO FEEL LOVE AND TO FEEL
LIKE YOU ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN THE WORLD TO HIM. AND I
REMEMBER AS A YOUNG GRANDCHILD THEY HAD A RIDING LAWNMOWER. IT
WAS LIKE WE GET IN LINE IN THE BACK OF THE HOUSE TO GO SIT ON
GRANDFATHER’S LAP AND TAKE A HE’S ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU WHEN
LAP AROUND THE YARD AS HE MOWED. YOU NEED HIM. HE MADE IT LOOK
EASY.>>RUSS NELSON: HE MADE BEING A FATHER LOOK EASY. AND NOW AS A FATHER MYSELF I’M
REALIZING ALL THAT HE DID DO FOR US AND EVERYTHING HE WAS ABLE TO
ACCOMPLISH. SO FOR ME IT’S MEANT A LOT. I
WAS THE ONLY SON AND NOW I HAVE 4 BOYS OF MY OWN, AND SO IT’S
BEEN A GREAT THING TO BE AND I HOPE I’VE DONE A GOOD JOB ABLE
TO PASS THAT ALONG TO THEM DOING THAT. >>ROSALIE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY
DADDY, 95 YEARS. YOU ARE AMAZING, YOU ARE A GREAT EXAMPLE
TO ME AND TO THE WHOLE WORLD, WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR YOU AND FOR ALL
THAT YOU DO, FOR THE LOVE AND THE TENDERNESS THAT YOU SHOW. WE
LOVE YOU.>>MATTHEW AND GIRLS: HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDFATHER! [APPLAUSE]>>SISTER TODD: AS YOU CAN SEE,
PRESIDENT NELSON’S LIFE HAS BEEN FILLED WITH JOY IN HIS FAMILY.
OF COURSE IT WASN’T ALL EASY. FOR EACH OF US, IT IS THE SAVIOR
MOUNTAINS” AND “WALK ON STORMY WHO STRENGTHENS US TO “STAND ON
SEAS.” HERE TO SING “YOU RAISE ME UP,” PLEASE WELCOME DONNY OSMOND.
[APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE]♪♪ ♪ WHEN I AM DOWNAND OH, MY
SOUL’S SO WEARY, ♪ ♪ WHEN TROUBLES COMEAND MY HEART
BURDENED BE, ♪ ♪ THEN I AM STILL, SO STILL,AND
WAIT HERE IN THE SILENCE ♪ ♪ UNTIL YOU COME ♪ ♪ UNTIL YOU COMEAND SIT AWHILE
WITH ME, ♪♪ WITH ME. ♪ ♪ YOU RAISE ME UPSO I CAN STAND
ON MOUNTAINS ♪ ♪ YOU RAISE ME UPTO WALK ON
STORMY SEAS. ♪ ♪ I AM STRONGWHEN I AM ON YOUR
SHOULDERS ♪ ♪ YOU RAISE ME UPTO MORE THAN I
CAN SEE. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ YOU RAISE ME UPSO I CAN STAND
ON MOUNTAINS ♪ ♪ YOU RAISE ME UPTO WALK ON
STORMY SEAS ♪ ♪ I AM STRONGWHEN I AM ON YOUR
SHOULDERS ♪ ♪ YOU RAISE ME UPTO MORE THAN I
CAN BE ♪ ♪ YOU RAISE ME UPSO I CAN STAND
ON MOUNTAINS ♪ ♪ YOU RAISE ME UPTO WALK ON
STORMY SEAS ♪ ♪ I AM STRONGWHEN I AM ON YOUR
SHOULDERS ♪ ♪ YOU RAISE ME UPTO MORE THAN I
CAN BE. ♪ ♪ YOU RAISE ME UPTO MORE THAN I
CAN BE. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ YOU RAISE ME UP TO MORE THAN I CAN BE. ♪♪ ♪♪ [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE]>>ELDER NIELSEN: THANK YOU,
DONNY. PRESIDENT NELSON IS ALWAYS LIFTING US. HE IS SUCH A POWERFUL LEADER! IT
IS INTERESTING SERVING AT CHURCH HEADQUARTERS WITH MY LAST
NAME NIELSEN AND THE PROPHET’S LAST NAME NELSON. IT GETS EVEN
MORE INTERESTING WHEN MY WIFE’S NAME IS WENDY AND HIS WIFE’S NAME IS WENDY. BECAUSE OF HOW CHANGING OUR
ASSIGNMENTS CAN BE AROUND HERE, WE HAVE ALL OUR MAIL SENT TO MY
OFFICE. MANY OF OUR BILLS ARE PUT IN MY WIFE WENDY’S NAME. NOT LONG AGO,
I WAS WALKING DOWN THE HALLWAY AND MET PRESIDENT NELSON COMING
THE OTHER WAY. HE GREETED ME AND THEN SAID,
“GIFF, THIS MORNING I JUST ABOUT PAID YOUR POWER BILL…!
[LAUGHTER] HE CONTINUED, “THEN I TOOK A CLOSER LOOK, AND
IT WAS YOUR WENDY’S NAME ON THE BILL INSTEAD OF MY WENDY.” SO,
MY FIRSTTHOUGHT WAS…, “DO YOU STILL HAVE THE CHECK? … I WANT
TO FRAME IT.” I WAS TAUGHT ONCE AGAIN AN IMPORTANT LESSON–THAT
OUR PROPHET IS ALL ABOUT ADDING POWER TO OUR LIVES, IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE. [LAUGHTER] [APPLAUSE] PRESIDENT, YOU ARE
SUCH A BLESSING TO US! AND SPEAKING OF BLESSINGS, PLEASE
WELCOME GENTRI, SINGING, “COME THOU FOUNT OF EVERY BLESSING.”
[APPLAUSE]♪♪ ♪ COME THOU FOUNTOF EVERY
BLESSING ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ COME THOU FOUNTOF EVERY
BLESSING ♪ ♪ TUNE MY HEARTTO SING THY
GRACE. ♪ ♪ STREAMS OF MERCYNEVER CEASING
♪ ♪ CALL FOR SONGSOF LOUDEST
PRAISE. ♪ ♪ TEACH ME SOMEMELODIOUS SONNET
♪ ♪ SUNG BY FLAMINGTONGUES ABOVE.
♪ ♪ PRAISE THE MOUNTI’M FIXED UPON
IT, ♪ ♪ MOUNT OF THYREDEEMING LOVE. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ HERE I RAISEMY EBENEZER ♪ ♪ HITHER BY THY HELPI’M COME. ♪ ♪ AND I HOPE BY THYGOOD PLEASURE
♪ ♪ SAFELY TO ARRIVEAT HOME. ♪ ♪ PRONE TO WANDERLORD I FEEL IT,
♪ ♪ JESUS SOUGHT MEWHEN A STRANGER
♪♪ WAND’RING FROMTHE FOLD OF GOD. ♪ ♪ HE TO RESCUEME FROM DANGER ♪ ♪ INTERPOSEDHIS PRECIOUS BLOOD.
♪ ♪♪ ♪ OH TO GRACEHOW GREAT A DEBTER
♪ ♪ DAILY I’M CONSTRAINEDTO BE. ♪ ♪ LET THY GOODNESSLIKE A FETTER
♪ ♪ BIND MY WAND’RINGHEART TO
THEE. ♪ ♪ PRONE TO WANDERLORD I FEEL IT,
♪ ♪ PRONE TO LEAVETHE GOD I LOVE.
♪ ♪ HERE’S MY HEARTOH TAKE AND
SEAL IT. ♪ ♪ SEAL IT FOR THYCOURTS ABOVE. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ HERE’S MY HEARTOH TAKE AND
SEAL IT. ♪ ♪ SEAL IT FOR THYCOURTS ABOVE.
♪♪ ♪ HERE’S MY HEARTOH TAKE AND
SEAL IT. ♪ ♪ SEAL IT FOR THYCOURTS ABOVE.
♪♪ ABOVE♪♪ [APPLAUSE] >>CRAIG SELZMAN: IN 1956, DR.
NELSON DID THE FIRST OPEN HEART SURGERY IN THE STATE OF UTAH. AT THAT TIME, THE MAIN CHALLENGE WAS ACTUALLY THE OPEN PART.
THERE HAD BEEN CLOSED HEART SURGERY DONE, BUT THE PROBLEM
IS, AS SOON AS YOU OPEN UP THE IT. HEART, THERE’S A LOT OF
BLOOD IN AND WHAT ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO DO AND THAT BLOOD IS
MEANT TO GO WITH THAT BLOOD? THROUGH YOUR LUNGS TO GET OXYGEN
AND THEN GO TO THE REST OF YOUR BODY, TO YOUR BRAIN, TO DELIVER
OXYGEN. AND SO WE HAD TO FIGURE OUT A
WAY, HOW DO YOU SUPPORT THE PATIENT’S CIRCULATION WHILE NOT
HAVING THE HEART DO ANY OF THE WORK? AND SO THAT WAS THE
DEVELOPMENT OF WHAT WE CALL TODAY THE HEART-LUNG MACHINE. DR. NELSON,
IN HIS TIME WHEN HE WAS UP IN MINNESOTA, WORKED WITH JOHN
KIRKLIN AND WALT LILLEHEI. AND THESE PEOPLE WERE AT THE
FOREFRONT OF THE TECHNOLOGY.>> LYLE JOYCE: SCHOOL, HE WOULD
HAVE BEEN TOLD WHEN HE CAME INTO MEDICAL THAT THE HEART IS AN
ORGAN THAT YOU DON’T TOUCH. BUT I THINK HE JUST RECOGNIZED
THAT THERE’S PROBLEMS HERE. THIS IS WHAT WE NEED. I’M GOING TO DO
WHAT I NEED TO DO TO HELP MOVE THE FIELD FORWARD.>>CRAIG
SELZMAN: HE LAID IT UPON HIMSELF AS A CHALLENGE IN THE ATTEMPT TO TRY TO HELP
OTHERS THAT HAD SUFFERABLE DISEASE THAT COULD NOT OTHERWISE
BE FACED. IT TURNS OUT THAT WHEN HE CAME BACK TO UTAH IN THE ’50S AND DID
THIS OPERATION IN 1956, UTAH WAS JUST REALLY THE THIRD STATE IN
THE COUNTRY TO DO OPEN HEART SURGERY. IT HAD SUCH A HUGE
IMPACT. SOMEBODY COULD GET A HEART VALVE REPLACED RATHER THAN
DIE. OR A CHILD THAT WOULD OTHERWISE DIE, BECAUSE THEY
COULDN’T GET WAS ABLE TO GET AN OPERATION BLOOD FLOW THROUGH THE
LUNGS, THAT ALLOWED THEM TO LIVE. THESE
ARE PRETTY PROFOUND THINGS THAT HAPPENED. HE WAS A PART OF
THAT HISTORY OF WHAT WE ALL TODAY JUST TAKE FOR ABSOLUTE
GRANTED. I DID A HEART SURGERY THIS TWICE ABOUT THE FACT THAT I
WAS MORNING, AND I DIDN’T EVEN THINK PUTTING SOMEONE ON THE
HEART-LUNG MACHINE. AND IT WAS BECAUSE OF HIM.>>
LYLE JOYCE: BEING A PART OF THAT ORIGINAL TEAM HAS TO BE A
CONSIDERED A KEY ACCOMPLISHMENT. BUT FROM THEN ON, THERE WERE
MULTIPLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS. HE’S A MASTER SURGEON, AND HIS RESULTS WERE PHENOMENAL. HE HAD
THIS PARTICULAR WAY OF PUTTING A TUBE INTO THE PULMONARY VEIN.
AND HE TOLD ME THAT WOULD ALWAYS WORK. STICK WITH IT. WELL, AS I
GOT MORE PROFICIENT I WAS OPERATING WITH HIM, AND I AT
WHATEVER I WAS DOING, ONE DAY PUT THAT STITCH IN. AND I
THOUGHT, I CAN IMPROVE INCORPORATING MORE TISSUE AND
THAT A LITTLE BY JUST SORT OF MAKING A CIRCULAR STITCH. AND HE
JUST STOPPED ME, AND HE SAID, DO IT THE WAY I TOLD YOU, AND
YOU’LL NEVER GET INTO TROUBLE. AND HE’S RIGHT. I’VE DONE THAT
PARTICULAR MANEUVER THE SAME WAY THAT HE TAUGHT ME FOR THE NEXT,
WHAT, OVER 40 YEARS NOW. AND IT’S ALWAYS WORKED.>>CRAIG
SELZMAN: THE THING THAT DR. NELSON IS MOST NOTED FOR
WITHIN THE ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT IS THE FACT THAT HE WAS THE
PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF THE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR FUTURE HEART>>LYLE
JOYCE: HE WAS A BORN SURGEONS. TEACHER. HE LOVED TO TEACH. AND
HE JUST HAD A UNIQUE SKILL AT IT. >>ROSALIE RINGWOOD: I’VE HEARD
DIFFERENT FEELING IN HIS MANY PEOPLE SAY THAT IT WAS A
OPERATING ROOM. HE NEVER WAS DEGRADING BUT
WANTED EVERYONE TO KNOW THAT THEY ADDED AN IMPORTANT PART.>>
LYLE JOYCE: FOR A YOUNG RESIDENT, IT WAS A VERY TENSE
TIME, COMING INTO THE OPERATING ROOM AND KNOWING HOW HIGH THE
STAKES WERE IF YOU MADE A MISTAKE. BUT DR. NELSON HAD A
WAY OF JUST CALMING YOU DOWN. AND EVEN IF
YOU MADE A MISTAKE, HE WOULD VERY CAREFULLY EXPLAIN A BETTER
WAY WOULD BE TO DO IT HOW YOU DID THAT WRONG AND MAYBE THIS WAY THE NEXT TIME. AND IT JUST SORT OF ENCOURAGED
DONE BEFORE. YOU TO DO IT BETTER THAN YOU HAD>>CRAIG SELZMAN:
HE HELD MULTIPLE NATIONAL POSITIONS. AND HE WAS RIGHT
THERE IN THAT GROUP THAT WERE DOING, EVERY DAY, SOMETHING THAT
WAS MOVING THE NEEDLE THAT WE CAN NOT EVEN COME CLOSE TO
MOVING RIGHT NOW. >>RUSSELL NELSON: I’M VERY
GRATEFUL FOR THE PRIVILEGE IT’S BEEN TO BE ONE WHO COULD MAKE A
CONTRIBUTION IN MEDICINE.>> GREGORY SCHWITZER: TRUE, HE WAS
A GREAT SCIENTIST, A PHENOMENAL CLINICIAN, BUT HE ALWAYS CARRIED WITH HIM THAT
AURA OF BEING A MAN WHO REALLY HAD FAITH. I THINK HE PROJECTED
THAT TO HIS PATIENTS. IT GAVE THEM CONFIDENCE TO PUT THEIR
LIVES IN HIS HANDS.>>CRAIG SELZMAN: FOR US AS PHYSICIANS
AND SURGEONS, THE DR. NELSON PIECE WE ACTUALLY DON’T SEPARATE FROM THE
PRESIDENT NELSON PIECE, BECAUSE WE THINK THAT THE TWO ARE PRETTY CLOSE TOGETHER. YOU KNOW, WE LOOK TO HIM AND THE
WAY THAT HE’S CONDUCTED HIS LIFE, THE WAY THAT HE WAS A
PHYSICIAN AND A SURGEON. WE STRIVE TO BE LIKE THAT.>>LYLE
JOYCE: WELL, DR. NELSON, I CERTAINLY WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY 95TH BIRTHDAY. YOU’VE DONE
SO MANY GREAT THINGS IN YOUR LIFE AND HAVE BEEN SO
IMPORTANT TO SO MANY PEOPLE, ME BEING ONE OF THEM. IT’S BEEN AN
HONOR TO BE ABLE TO HAVE LEARNED FROM YOU IN EVERY ASPECT OF
LIFE. AND I JUST CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR WHAT YOU HAVE MEANT
TO ME AND MY CAREER. [APPLAUSE] ♪ HIS VOICE AS THE SOUNDOF THE
DULCIMER SWEET, ♪ ♪ IS HEARD THROUGHTHE SHADOWS OF
DEATH; ♪ ♪ HIS CEDARS OF LEBANONBOW AT
HIS FEET, ♪ ♪ THE AIR IS PERFUMEDWITH HIS
BREATH ♪ ♪ HIS LIPS AS A FOUNTAINOF
RIGHTEOUSNESS FLOW ♪ ♪ THAT WATERS THE GARDENOF
GRACE, ♪ ♪ FROM WHICH THEIR SALVATIONTHE
GENTILES SHALL KNOW, ♪ ♪ AND BASK IN THE SMILEOF HIS
FACE. ♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ LOVE SITS IN HIS EYELIDSAND
SCATTERS DELIGHT ♪ ♪ THROUGH ALL THE BRIGHTREGIONS
ON HIGH. ♪ ♪ THEIR FACES THE CHERUBIMVEIL
IN HIS SIGHT, ♪ ♪ AND TREMBLEWITH FULNESS OF
JOY. ♪ ♪ HE LOOKS, AND TEN THOUSANDSOF
ANGELS REJOICE, ♪ ♪ AND MYRIADSWAIT FOR HIS WORD,
♪ ♪ HE SPEAKS, AND ETERNITYFILLED
WITH HIS VOICE, ♪ ♪ RE-ECHOES THE PRAISEOF HER
LORD. ♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ HE LOOKS, AND TEN THOUSANDSOF
ANGELS REJOICE, ♪ ♪ AND MYRIADSWAIT FOR HIS WORD,
♪ ♪ HE SPEAKS, AND ETERNITYFILLED
WITH HIS VOICE, ♪ ♪ RE-ECHOES THE PRAISEOF HER
LORD. ♪ ♪ RE-ECHOES THE PRAISEOF HER
LORD, ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ OF HER LORD ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ [APPLAUSE]>>SISTER TODD: AS HIS
COLLEAGUES REGULARLY OBSERVED, DR. NELSON’S ACHIEVEMENTS IN
MEDICINE EXPRESS A DEEPER, SPIRITUAL IMPULSE TO SEEK AND
LOVELY, OF GOOD REPORT, FIND THAT WHICH IS VIRTUOUS, AND
PRAISEWORTHY. AS A BOY, PRESIDENT NELSON RODE THE
STREETCAR TO THE SALT LAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SPENT HIS
DAYS READING BOOKS. THAT SAME ENTHUSIASM FOR LEARNING HAS
HELPED HIM GAIN A VARIETY OF SKILLS AND TALENTS THAT HAVE ENRICHED HIS OWN LIFE
AND BLESSED SO MANY OTHERS, SUCH AS STUDYING NEW LANGUAGES,
SKIING WITH HIS FAMILY, AND PLAYING THE PIANO AND ORGAN–
AND NOW WE HAVE A SURPRISE FOR YOU. PRESIDENT NELSON WILL NOW PLAY, “PRELUDE IN C MINOR” BY CHOPIN–ONE OF HIS FAVORITES.
[APPLAUSE] ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ [APPLAUSE]>>ELDER NIELSEN: PRESIDENT, YOU ARE A PERFECT
EXAMPLE OF MAGNIFYING TALENTS. THANK YOU FOR THAT. PRESIDENT
NELSON’S MANY RESULT OF BUSY DAYS AND HARD ACHIEVEMENTS ARE
NOT ONLY THE WORK. BOTH DAY AND NIGHT. HE HAS SOUGHT THE HELP OF
HEAVEN “SEEKING THROUGH THE NIGHT” IS THE SUBJECT OF
PUCCINI’S ARIA, OR, IN ENGLISH, “NO ONE SLEEPS.”
PLEASE WELCOME TENOR NATHAN PACHECO. [APPLAUSE] ♪♪ ♪ NESSUN DORMANESSUN DORMA ♪ ♪ NESSUN DORMANESSUN DORMA ♪ ♪ TU PUREO PRINCIPESSA ♪ ♪ NELLA TUAFREDDA STANZA ♪ ♪ GUARDI LE STELLECHE TREMANO D
AMORE ♪ ♪ E DI SPERANZA ♪ ♪ MAIL MIO MISTEROE CHIUSO IN ME
♪ ♪ IL NOME MIONESSUN SAPRA ♪ ♪ NO, NOSULLA TUA ♪ ♪ BOCCA LO DIROQUANDO LA LUCE
SPLENDERA ♪ ♪♪ ♪ ED IL MIO BACIOSCIOGHERA IL
SILENZIO ♪ ♪ CHE TI FAMIA ♪ ♪ AHH ♪ ♪ DILEGUA O NOTTETRAMONTATE
STELLE ♪ TRAMONTATE STELE ♪ ♪ AL LALBAVINCERO ♪ ♪ VINCERO ♪ ♪ VINCERO ♪♪ ♪♪ [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE]>>ELDER NIELSEN: WOW! THROUGH
HIS WORK AS A HEART SURGEON, PRESIDENT NELSON HAS BEEN A
DISCIPLE, AND A WITNESS THAT BECAUSE OF JESUS CHRIST IT
IS WELL WITH OUR SOULS. ♪♪ ♪ WHEN PEACE LIKE A RIVER
ATTENDETH MY WAY, ♪ ♪ WHEN SORROWS LIKESEA BILLOWS
ROLE, ♪ ♪ WHATEVER MY LOT,THOU HAST
TAUGHT ME TO SAY, ♪ ♪ “IT IS WELL, IT IS WELLWITH MY
SOUL.” ♪ ♪♪ ♪ THOU SATAN SHOULD BUFFET,
THOUGH TRIALS SHOULD COME, ♪♪ LET THIS BLESTASSURANCE CONTROL:
♪ ♪ THAT CHRIST HAS GUARDEDMY
HELPLESS ESTATE, ♪ ♪ AND HAS SHED HIS OWN BLOODFOR
MY SOUL. ♪ ♪ IT IS WELL, IT IS WELLWITH MY
SOUL, ♪ ♪ WITH MY SOUL, ♪ ♪ IT IS WELLWITH MY SOUL. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ MY SIN O, THE BLISS OFTHIS
GLORIOUS THOUGHT, ♪ ♪ MY SIN NOT IN PARTBUT THE
WHOLE, ♪ ♪ IS NAILED TO THE CROSSAND I
BEAR IT NO MORE: ♪ ♪ PRAISE THE LORD,PRAISE THE
LORD, ♪ ♪ O MY SOUL! ♪♪ IT IS WELL, IT
IS WELLWITH MY SOUL, ♪ ♪ WITH MY SOUL, ♪ ♪ IT IS WELL, IT IS WELLWITH MY
SOUL. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ AND LORD, HASTE THE DAY WHENMY
FAITH SHALL BE SIGHT, ♪ ♪ THE CLOUDS BE ROLLED BACKAS A
SCROLL, ♪ ♪ THE TRUMP SHALL RESOUND ANDTHE
LORD SHALL DESCEND: ♪ ♪ “EVEN SO” ♪♪ IT IS WELLWITH MY
SOUL. ♪ ♪ IT IS WELL, IT IS WELLWITH MY
SOUL, ♪ ♪ WITH MY SOUL, ♪♪ IT IS WELL,
IT IS WELLWITH MY SOUL. ♪ ♪ IT IS WELL, IT IS WELLWITH MY
SOUL, ♪ ♪ WITH MY SOUL, ♪ ♪ IT IS WELL, IT IS WELLWITH MY
SOUL. ♪ ♪ WITH MY SOUL, ♪ ♪ WITH MY SOUL. ♪♪ ♪♪ [APPLAUSE]>>PRES HINCKLEY: MY BELOVED ASSOCIATES IN THE WORK OF THE
LORD, AS YOU KNOW THERE ARE TWO VACANCIES IN THE COUNCIL OF THE
TWELVE APOSTLES.>>PRES BALLARD: WHEN RUSSELL NELSON AND
DALLIN OAKS WERE ANNOUNCED TO BE MEMBERS OF THE QUORUM OF THE TWELVE APOSTLES, RUSSELL M. NELSON AND DALLIN H.
OAKS. FUTURE PRESIDENTS OF THE CHURCH. I THOUGHT WE HAVE JUST
SUSTAINED THAT WAS A FEELING I HAD, RUSSELL M. NELSON. BECAUSE
I KNEW THE DEPTH OF>>ELDER NELSON: NOW I UNDERSTAND FULLY
THAT THE CALL OF WITNESS TO THE WORLD OF THE TO THE HOLY
APOSTLESHIP IS ONE DIVINITY OF THE LORD JESUS THE CHRIST.>>
PRES. BALLARD: AS A MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL, HE UNDERSTOOD THAT HE WOULD GO WHERE ANYBODY
CHOSE TO SEND HIM. HIS ASSIGNMENT WAS TO OPEN THE JESUS
CHRIST IN EUROPE AND IN DOORS FOR THE GOSPEL OF EASTERN
EUROPE. AND HE WAS IN AND OUT AND WORKING WITH GOVERNMENT
LEADERS OF THE HIGHEST LEVEL. AND HE HAS SUCH GREAT FAITH AND BELIEVES IN THE POWER OF HEAVEN
AND PRAYER, THAT TO BE CANDID WITH YOU, MANY OF THE THINGS
THAT HE WAS ABLE TO DO WERE HEAVEN DIRECTED.>>ELDER
HOLLAND: WHEN PRES. NELSON CAME TO THE
PRESIDENCY, I THINK EVERYONE WONDERED WELL WHAT’S HE GOING TO
BE LIKE, WHAT ARE HIS CHARACTERISTICS. I COULD HAVE
TOLD THEM THEN; IT WOULD BE CHARACTERIZED BY LOVE. >>ELDER GONG: AS THE LORD’S PROPHET TO THE WORLD, GOD TO ALL
OF GOD’S CHILDREN PRES. NELSON BRINGS THE LOVE OF ONE OF THE
STRIKING THINGS ABOUT EVERYWHERE HE GOES. TRAVELING WITH PRES NELSON,
WATCHING HIM, IS HOW HE CAN SPEAK TO THE ONE AND TO THE 99
AT THE SAME TIME. KEEPING THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD,>>PRES.
NELSON: AND IF YOU’RE YOU WILL FEEL JOY EVERY DAY OF YOUR LIFE.
>>ELDER HOLLAND: HE WANTS THE PEOPLE TO BE JOYFUL, HE WANTS
THE CHURCH TO BE A BLESSING, AND HE HIMSELF IS HAPPY, AND HE
CONVEYED THAT STOP AFTER STOP. >>ELDER GONG: HE TALKS TO
KINGS, HE TALKS TO PRIME MINISTERS, HE TALKS TO EVERYONE
WITH THAT SAME SPIRIT, AND PART OF IT IS THAT HE’S SO
DESIROUS THAT THEY FEEL GOD’S LOVE FOR THEM, HE DOES THAT IN A
WAY THAT JUST KNOW THAT THIS IS GOD’S PROPHET. >>PRES. BALLARD: WHEN WE WERE IN ROME FOR THE DEDICATION OF
THE NEW TEMPLE, WE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE AN AUDIENCE I WAS FORTUNATE TO BE HIS WITH
POPE FRANCIS. JUNIOR COMPANION. THE SHAKING OF HANDS BETWEEN
PRES. NELSON AND THE POPE, THERE WAS ALMOST IMMEDIATE SENSE OF BROTHERHOOD. >>REV. AMOS BROWN: WHEN WE LOCK ARMS, AS I LOCKED ARMS WITH
PRES. NELSON, NOT AS BLACK AND WHITE, NOT AS CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS OR BAPTIST BUT AS CHILDREN OF GOD
WHO ARE ABOUT LOVING EVERYBODY WHOM WE HAVE THE OCCASION TO
MINISTER TO. >>ELDER GONG: FOR ME AN EXAMPLE
OF HOW PRES. NELSON RELATES ON SUCH A DEEP PERSONAL BASIS WAS
IN SAMOA. THE PLANE LANDED AND THE DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT TO
RESIDENCE OF THE HEAD OF STATE WAS 17 MILES, THERE WAS A FAIRLY
LARGE CROWD AS THE CARS CAME OUT OF THE AIRPORT, WHAT WE DIDN’T
EXPECT IS THAT PEOPLE WOULD LINE THE STREET FOR THOSE 17 MILES. WHAT WAS REMARKABLE FOR ME IS
THAT PRES. NELSON LEANED OUT THE WINDOW AND HE WAVED TO EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM. >>PRES BALLARD: RUSSELL NELSON
LOVES THE PEOPLE AND SO EVERY PICTURE YOU SEE THAT HE’S
REACHING OUT TO THE PEOPLE, CHILDREN, HE’S HOLDING LITTLE
HE’S REACHING OUT TO THE LITTLE CHILDREN IN HIS ARMS, HE LOVES PEOPLE, HE LIKES LITTLE PEOPLE,
AND THAT MAKES IT POSSIBLE FOR AND HE LIKES OLD PEOPLE. HIM TO
BE A PROPHET TO ALL THE PEOPLE. >>PRES. NELSON: AND AS A PEOPLE WE NEED TO BE LOOKING AND ACTING
LIKE TRUE FOLLOWERS OF JESUS CHRIST.>>ELDER GONG: IT’S
REAL, IT’S DEEP, IT’S GENUINE, IT’S AUTHENTIC. WE WERE WITH A FATHER WHO HAD
RECENTLY LOST HIS WIFE, AND THE CHILDREN AND THE FATHER WERE
THERE IN THEIR DEEP GRIEF, BUT ALSO IN THEIR DEEP FAITH.
PRES. NELSON EMBRACED THEM, TOLD THEM OF GOD’S LOVE FOR THEM, AND
THEY KNEW THAT, THEY FELT THAT, IT STRENGTHENED THEM. CHEERING
FOR YA ON THE OTHER>>PRES. NELSON: SHE’LL BE SIDE, SHE’LL
BE CLOSE TO YA.>>ELDER HOLLAND: I HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY
THIS REMARKABLE QUALITY OF GENUINE LOVE FOR ME.
HE SEES ME AS A FELLOW APOSTLE, HE SEES ME AS SOMEONE WHO NEEDS
TO WORK HARD, HE SEE’S ME AS SOMEONE WHO HAS ASSIGNMENTS AND
I NEED TO GO DO THEM, BUT THROUGH THAT AND BEHIND THAT AND
ABOVE ALL OF THAT IS THAT I KNOW HE LOVES ME. AND I WANT TO BE THAT WAY, I
WANT TO CONVEY THAT TO OTHER PEOPLE, GENUINE AFFECTION,
GENUINE LOVE THAT MARKS HIM AS A TRUE PROPHET, A DISCIPLE OF
CHRIST. WE CAN ALL LOVE EACH OTHER MORE
AND BETTER, AND WE CAN TAKE THAT LEAD FROM RUSSELL MARION NELSON.
>>PRES BALLARD: PRES. NELSON, HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND MANY MORE TO
COME.>>ELDER GONG: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PRES. NELSON, WE LOVE
YOU.>>ELDER HOLLAND: FROM ALL THE PEOPLE YOU MET WHILE TRAVELING
WITH ELDER AND SISTER HOLLAND PERSONAL HEART, HAPPY, HAPPY AND
FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY OWN BIRTHDAY! MAY YOU HAVE MANY, MANY, MORE. [APPLAUSE] ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪ ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪ ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪ ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪ ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪ ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪ ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪ ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪ ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪ ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪ ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪ ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪ ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪ ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪ ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪ ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪ ♪♪ ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪ ♪ ALLELUIA! ♪♪ ♪♪ [APPLAUSE]>>SISTER TODD: AROUND THE WORLD, FAMILIES FEEL TO SING
“ALLELUIA” FOR A LIVING PROPHET. WE ESPECIALLY DELIGHT TO HEAR
CHILDREN AND YOUTH SING ABOUT FOLLOWING YOU, PRESIDENT NELSON.
TRULY, IT’S A TIME OF GREAT INCLUSIVENESS AND DYNAMIC ENERGY
IN THE WORK OF SALVATION–A TIME WHEN EVERYONE IS NEEDED AND EVERY CONTRIBUTION COUNTS. WITH
THIS IN MIND, PLEASE THEIR NEW ARRANGEMENT CREATED
WELCOME THE BONNER FAMILY AND ESPECIALLY FOR TONIGHT’S
CELEBRATION: “HALLELUJAH, THE PROPHET’S MEDLEY.”
[APPLAUSE] ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ WE SEE YOUR FAITH,SHOWING THE
WAY ♪ ♪ GUIDING WITHHOLY INSPIRATION ♪ ♪ WE HEAR YOUR CALL,TO GATHER
ALL ♪ ♪ LEADING THE WORLDTHROUGH
REVELATION ♪ ♪ AND WE SING HALLELUJAH,A VOICE
FOR EVERY NATION ♪ ♪ AND WE SING HALLELUJAH,A VOICE
FOR GOD IN HEAVEN ♪ ♪♪♪ WE THANK THEE, O GOD,FOR A
PROPHET ♪ ♪ TO GUIDE US INTHESE LATTER
DAYS ♪ ♪ WE THANK THEE FORSENDING THE
GOSPEL ♪ ♪ TO LIGHTEN OUR MINDSWITH IT’S
RAYS ♪ ♪ WE THANK THEEFOR EVERY
BLESSING ♪ ♪ BESTOWED BY THYBOUNTEOUS HAND
♪ ♪ WE FEEL IT A PLEASURETO SERVE
THEE ♪ ♪ AND LOVE TOOBEY THY COMMAND. ♪ ♪♪♪ FOLLOW THE PROPHET,FOLLOW
THE PROPHET, ♪♪ FOLLOW THE PROPHET ♪ ♪ ADAM AND JONAHENOCH AND NOAH ♪ ♪ THEY HAVE BEEN CALLEDAND READY
TO SERVE ♪ ♪ PROPHETS OF OLDTO LATTER DAYS
♪ ♪ WE HEAR THE VOICE OF GOD
THROUGH THEIR WORDS ♪ ♪ AND WE SING HALLELUJAH,A VOICE
FOR EVERY NATION ♪ ♪ AND WE SING HALLELUJAH,A VOICE
FOR GOD IN HEAVEN ♪ ♪ WE THANK THEEFOR EVERY
BLESSING ♪ ♪ BESTOWED BY THYBOUNTEOUS HAND.
♪ ♪ WE FEEL IT APLEASURE TO SERVE
♪ ♪ THEE AND LOVE TOOBEY THY
COMMAND. ♪ ♪ GOD BLESS OUR PROPHET,AS ONE
UNITED WHOLE ♪ ♪ MAY WE EVER STAND,A FIRM AND
VALIANT BAND ♪ ♪ TRUTH BURNSIN EVERY SOUL ♪ ♪ AND WE SING HALLELUJAH,A VOICE
FOR EVERY NATION ♪ ♪ AND WE SING HALLELUJAH,A VOICE
FOR GOD IN HEAVEN ♪ ♪ HALLELUJAH,HALLELUJAH, ♪ ♪ HALLELUJAH ♪♪ ♪♪ [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE]>>AND NOW IT’S TIME TO SING THE
SONG WE ALL KNOW BY HEART… HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PRESIDENT NELSON! [LAUGHTER] HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, ♪ HAPPY
BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, ♪ ♪ HAPPY BIRTHDAY,PRESIDENT
NELSON, ♪♪ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! ♪ [APPLAUSE]>>ELDER NIELSEN: WE WOULD LOOK
TO A LITTLE CHILD TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN. A HALLMARK OF PRESIDENT
NELSON’S MINISTRY IS HIS CALL TO ALL GOD’S CHILDREN, EVERYWHERE.
IN HIS FIRST MESSAGE AS PRESIDENT OF THE CHURCH, HE SPOKE FROM THE SALT LAKE TEMPLE
AND SAID, “OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN CHERISHES HIS CHILDREN, AND HE
WANTS EACH OF US TO RETURN HOME TO HIM.” THAT INVITATION COMES
TO US THROUGH THE STILL, SMALL VOICE OF THE HOLY GHOST, ALWAYS SOFTLY
AND TENDERLY, EVEN TO THE MOST WEARY AMONG US. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ SOFTLY AND TENDERLYJESUS IS
CALLING, ♪ ♪ CALLING FOR YOUAND FOR ME; ♪ ♪ SEE, ON THE PORTALSHE’S
WAITING AND WATCHING, ♪ ♪ WATCHING FOR YOUAND FOR ME. ♪ ♪ COME HOME,COME HOME, ♪ ♪ YE WHO ARE WEARY,COME HOME; ♪ ♪ EARNESTLY, TENDERLY,JESUS IS
CALLING, ♪ ♪ CALLING, O SINNER,COME HOME. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ WHY SHOULD WE TARRYWHEN JESUS
IS PLEADING, ♪ ♪ PLEADING FOR YOUAND FOR ME? ♪ ♪ WHY SHOULD WE LINGERAND HEED
NOT HIS MERCIES, ♪ ♪ MERCIES FOR YOUAND FOR ME? ♪ ♪ COME HOME,COME HOME, ♪ ♪ YE WHO ARE WEARY,COME HOME; ♪ ♪ EARNESTLY, TENDERLY,JESUS IS
CALLING, ♪ ♪ CALLING, O SINNER,COME HOME. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ O FOR THE WONDERFUL LOVEHE HAS
PROMISED, ♪ ♪ PROMISED FOR YOUAND FOR ME! ♪ ♪ THOUGH WE HAVE SINNED,HE HAS
MERCY AND PARDON, ♪ ♪ PARDON FOR YOUAND FOR ME. ♪ ♪ COME HOME,COME HOME, ♪ ♪ YE WHO ARE WEARY,COME HOME; ♪ ♪ EARNESTLY, TENDERLY,JESUS IS
CALLING, ♪ ♪ CALLING, O SINNER,COME HOME. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ EARNESTLY, TENDERLY,JESUS IS
CALLING, ♪ ♪ CALLING, O SINNER,COME HOME, ♪ ♪ COME HOME,COME HOME, ♪ ♪ COME HOME! ♪♪ ♪♪ [APPLAUSE]>>SISTER TODD: AND NOW PLEASE
WELCOME BACK DONNY OSMOND AND [APPLAUSE]NATHAN PACHECO. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ WE PRAY THEE, BE OUR EYES,AND
WATCH US WHERE WE GO ♪ ♪ AND HELP US TO BE WISEIN TIMES
WHEN WE DON’T KNOW ♪ ♪ LET THIS BE OUR PRAYERAS WE GO
OUR WAY ♪ ♪ LEAD US TO A PLACEGUIDE US
WITH THY GRACE ♪ ♪ TO A PLACE WHEREWE’LL BE SAFE
♪ ♪♪♪ LA LUCE CHE TU DAINEL CUO
RESTERÁ ♪ ♪ A RICORDARI CHEL’ETERNA STELLA
SEI ♪ ♪ NELLA MIA PREGHIERAQUANTA FE
DE C’E ♪ ♪ LET THIS BE OUR PRAYERWHEN
SHADOWS FILL OUR DAY ♪ ♪ LEAD US TO A PLACEGUIDE US
WITH THY GRACE ♪ ♪ GIVE US FAITH SOWE’LL BE SAFE.
♪ ♪♪ ♪ SOGNAMO UN MONDOSENZA PIU
VIOLENZA ♪ ♪ UN MONDO DI GIUSTIZIAE DI
SPERANZA ♪ ♪ OGNUNO DIA LA MANOAL SUO
VICINO ♪ ♪ SIMBOLO DI PACEE DI FRATERNITÁ
♪ ♪♪ ♪ WE ASK THAT LIFE BE KIND,AND
WATCH US FROM ABOVE. ♪ ♪ WE HOPE EACH SOUL WILL FIND
ANOTHER SOUL TO LOVE ♪ ♪ LET THIS BE OUR PRAYER,JUST
LIKE EV’RY CHILD ♪ ♪ GUIDE US WITH THY GRACE,NEED
TO FIND A PLACE ♪ ♪ GIVE US STRENGTHSO WE’LL BE
SAFE ♪♪ LA FORZA CHE CI DAIWE ASK THAT LIFE BE KIND ♪ ♪ SENTO CHE CI SALVE. ♪♪ ♪♪ [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE]>>SISTER TODD: THAT WAS
ELECTRIC! THANK YOU DONNY AND NATHAN. >>ELDER NIELSEN: THEY CAN SING,
CAN’T THEY? YEAH, ONE MORE TIME. HAS BEEN! WHAT A WONDERFUL
EVENING THIS AS WE HAVE CELEBRATED TONIGHT, OUR HEARTS
HAVE BEEN DRAWN TOWARD OUR SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.>>SISTER
TODD: WE ARE SO GRATEFUL THAT PRESIDENT RUSSELL MARION NELSON
IS CALLED TO BE HIS LIVING PROPHET ON THE EARTH TODAY.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PRESIDENT NELSON. WE LOVE YOU. >>BROTHER NIELSEN: HAPPY
BIRTHDAY, PRESIDENT. [APPLAUSE] ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ GUIDE US, O THOUGREAT JEHOVAH,
♪ ♪ GUIDE USTO THE PROMISED LAND.
♪ ♪ WE ARE WEAK,BUT THOU ART ABLE;
♪ ♪ HOLD US WITHTHY POW’RFUL HAND.
♪ ♪ HOLY SPIRIT, ♪ ♪ HOLY SPIRIT, ♪ ♪ FEED US’TILL THE SAVIOR COMES,
♪ ♪ FEED US’TILL THE SAVIOR COMES.
♪ ♪♪ ♪ OPEN, JESUS,ZION’S FOUNTAINS;
♪ ♪ LET HER RICHESTBLESSINGS COME.
♪ ♪ LET THE FIERY,CLOUDY PILLAR ♪ ♪ GUARD USTO THIS HOLY HOME. ♪ ♪ GREAT REDEEMER, ♪♪ GREAT
REDEEMER, ♪ ♪ BRING, OH, BRINGTHE WELCOME
DAY! ♪ ♪ BRING, OH, BRINGTHE WELCOME
DAY! ♪ ♪♪ ♪ WHEN THE EARTHBEGINS TO
TREMBLE, ♪ ♪ BID OUR FEARFULTHOUGHTS BE
STILL; ♪ ♪ WHEN THY JUDGMENTSSPREAD
DESTRUCTION, ♪ ♪ KEEP US SAFEON ZION’S HILL, ♪ ♪ SINGING PRAISES, ♪ ♪ SINGING PRAISES, ♪ ♪ SONGS OF GLORYUNTO THEE. ♪ ♪ SONGS OF GLORYUNTO THEE. ♪ ♪ SINGING PRAISES, ♪♪ SINGING
PRAISES, ♪ ♪ SONGS OF GLORYUNTO THEE. ♪ ♪ SONGS OF GLORYUNTO THEE. ♪ ♪ UNTO THEE! ♪♪ ♪♪ [APPLAUSE]>>PRESIDENT EYRING: HAS HEARD A
LOT ABOUT PRESIDENT EYRING, THIS AUDIENCE PRESIDENT RUSSELL M.
NELSON’S PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND
HIS REMARKABLE SERVICE TO THE FAMILY AND THE PROFESSION AND
THE CHURCH. TALK ABOUT SOME OF OUR OWN NOW,
WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO OBSERVATIONS. WHAT COMES FIRST
TO YOUR MIND?>>PRESIDENT OAKS: ACTUALLY IF YOU JUST ASKED ME,
WHAT’S IT LIKE TO BE WITH HIM? HE HAS MORE
LOVE FOR PEOPLE I THINK THAT ALMOST ANYBODY I’VE EVER BEEN
AROUND IN MY LIFE. HE’S JUST REMARKABLE. AND I THINK YOU FEEL
THAT TOO WITH ME TOO THAT HE NOT ONLY LOVES US, HE SEES THE BEST
IN US. HE’S INTERESTING, HE SEES GOOD IN PEOPLE TO A DEGREE
THAT’S REALLY QUITE REMARKABLE. >>PRESIDENT EYRING:>>
PRESIDENT OAKS: THAT FEELING OF LOVE ALSO COMES OUT IN THE FACT
THAT HE’S SUCH A GOOD LISTENER TO PEOPLE.
>>PRESIDENT EYRING: EVERY TIME YOU’RE WITH HIM.>>PRESIDENT
OAKS: AND HE IS GOOD AT UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF
DECISIONS ON A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE, THE YOUNG, THE
SINGLE, THE MARRIED, THE AGED. AMAZED.>>PRESIDENT EYRING: I’M
ALWAYS WHEN DECISIONS SEEM TO BE ADMINISTRATIVE, HE’LL ALWAYS
THINK OF THE IMPACT ON PEOPLE, EITHER THE PEOPLE OF THE CHURCH
OR YOU AS YOU SIT WITH HIM. HE’S VERY CONCERNED WITH HOW IT WILL AFFECT THE PEOPLE.>>
PRESIDENT OAKS: EXACTLY. AND THAT RAISES ANOTHER THING THAT
I’VE ADMIRED SO IN HIM AND THAT IS THAT HE IS AN EFFECTIVE DECISION MAKER. >>PRESIDENT OAKS: HE’S NOT A>>
PRESIDENT EYRING: OH MY. POSTPONER. >>PRESIDENT EYRING: NEVER.>>
PRESIDENT OAKS: LIKE A DECISION RIGHT NOW AND CAN’T SURGEON WHO
MUST MAKE A APPOINT A COMMITTEE TO STUDY IT.>>PRESIDENT EYRING: YEAH.
GIFTED AT NOTICING WHEN>> PRESIDENT OAKS: HE IS TO GET
MORE FACTS. WE NEED TO POSTPONE A DECISION DECIDES IT. BUT FOR
THE MOST PART, WHEN SOMETHING COMES BEFORE HIM, HE >>PRESIDENT EYRING: EVEN IN OUR
AND WE LOVE THAT. SCHEDULES, HE MOVES EVERYTHING AS RAPIDLY, WHY
NOT NOW WHENEVER WE HAVE– >>PRESIDENT OAKS: SURE. >>PRESIDENT OAKS: AND ONE OF
THAT I ADMIRE ABOUT PRESIDENT THE GREAT THINGS NELSON IS THE
WAY HE UNIFIES VIEW AND DIFFERENT LEVELS OF PEOPLE OF
DIFFERENT POINTS OF EXPERIENCE AND MATURITY. HE JUST BRINGS
DIFFERING POINTS INDIVIDUALS INTO HARMONY AND OF VIEW AND
DIFFERENT DOES SO IN A GENTLE AND LOVING AND EFFECTIVE MANNER.>>
PRESIDENT EYRING: HE FINDS THE THE COMMON GROUND. IT’S
INTERESTING, WHENEVER HE DIFFERENT FROM HIM IN THEIR
MEETS PEOPLE WHO MAY BE VERY RELIGIOUS OR POLITICAL BELIEFS
OF– YOU AND I HAVE MORE IN OR WHATEVER, HE HAS A FEELING >>PRESIDENT OAKS: I’VE FOUND
COMMON THAN WE HAVE DIFFERENCES. THAT HE IS MY MOST EFFECTIVE
FRIEND AND ASSOCIATE WRITTEN, PERHAPS 10 OR 15 IN LOOKING AT A
MANUSCRIPT I’VE DRAFTS, HE CAN ALWAYS FIND A WAY TO IMPROVE IT. HE’S A MASTER OF THE LANGUAGE.
>>PRESIDENT EYRING: BUT HE DOES IT TO HIMSELF TOO. IT’S FUN TO
HAVE HIM OFFER YOU A CHANCE TO READ ONE OF HIS DRAFTS. AND IT SAYS SIXTH DRAFT.>>
PRESIDENT OAKS: AND MORE THAN THAT, I’VE SEEN A 13 OR 15TH
DRAFT. HE ALWAYS PUTS THE WORK OF THE LORD FIRST.>>PRESIDENT EYRING:
ALWAYS, YEAH.>>PRESIDENT OAKS: WHEN HE
WAS CALLED, WE SAW HIM PUT ASIDE HIS PROMINENCE IN SAVING HEARTS
AND REACHING OUT TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH AND, INDEED, TO
THE WHOLE WORLD IN LONG-TERM SERVICE TO THE LORD LORD IN CHANGING HEARTS. >>PRESIDENT OAKS: HE’S A>>
PRESIDENT EYRING: CHANGING. HEART HEALER. >>PRESIDENT EYRING: HE’S A
HEART HEART HEALER, AND A GREAT ONE. AND HE’S HAD THAT INFLUENCE
ON ME AND I’M GRATEFUL FOR IT. >>PRESIDENT OAKS: ON ALL OF US. WE LOVE HIM AS A FRIEND. >>PRESIDENT EYRING: YES. HIM WE LOVE HIS>>PRESIDENT
OAKS: AND THROUGH COMPANION, WENDY WATSON NELSON WHO ENHANCES
HIS SERVICE IN SUCH A MARVELOUS WAY. MARVELOUS WAY.
>>PRESIDENT EYRING: IN A THIS WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE OF THINK
HAS HELPED ME UNDERSTAND VISITING WITH YOU ABOUT THIS I
HOW MUCH WE APPRECIATE HIM AND HOW MUCH HIS LIFE HAS MEANT TO
US AND HOW MUCH WE HOPE IT GOES ON A LONG, LONG TIME. AND SO WE
OFTEN SAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND MANY MORE, I THINK>>PRESIDENT
OAKS: LET US SAY WE SAY THAT. THAT TO HIM RIGHT NOW.>>
PRESIDENT EYRING: PRESIDENT NELSON, HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND MANY,
MANY MORE. >>PRESIDENT OAKS: AMEN. >>PRESIDENT EYRING: WE LOVE YOU
[APPLAUSE]>>PRESIDENT RUSSELL M. NELSON: MY DEAR PRECIOUS FAMILY AND
FRIENDS, I AM TOTALLY OVERCOME WITH FEELINGS OF LOVE AND GRATITUDE. I CANNOT ADEQUATELY THANK THE
MANY WHO HAVE PLANNED AND PERFORMED FOR US TONIGHT. PLEASE KNOW OF MY HEARTFELT
FEELINGS OF APPRECIATION AND AFFECTION! I THANK YOU ALL, MOST SINCERELY. I REFLECT UPON THOSE WHO HAVE MADE MY LIFE POSSIBLE. I AM EVER
SO GRATEFUL FOR MY PETITE MOTHER WHO ENTERED THE
VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH TO GIVE BIRTH TO THIS BABY BOY, WHO
WEIGHED IN AT NEARLY TEN POUNDS. [LAUGHTER] I AM EVER GRATEFUL FOR A FATHER
WHO TAUGHT ME TO RESPECT AND HONOR WOMANHOOD. HE ALSO TAUGHT
ME THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION AND THE JOY OF RENDERING SERVICE OF WORTH TO OTHER PEOPLE I AM THANKFUL FOR
MY TEACHERS THROUGH THESE MANY YEARS. THEY HAVE INSISTED ON
EXCELLENCE OF EFFORT AND A CONTINUING SEARCH FOR TRUTH, WHETHER FROM A
SCIENTIFIC LABORATORY OR BY REVELATION FROM HEAVEN. TRUTH IS TRUTH. TO MY DEAR WIFE
DANTZEL–THE MOTHER OF OUR TEN CHILDREN– I AM ETERNALLY
GRATEFUL. SHE EMBODIED ALL THE ATTRIBUTES OF A DEVOTED WIFE AND
SAINTLY MOTHER. OUR DEAR CHILDREN HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A
CREDIT TO THEIR PARENTS. THEY HAVE PRAYERFULLY SOUGHT TO
KNOW THE WILL OF OUR HEAVENLY FATHER. NOW THEY HAVE CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN OF THEIR OWN. TWO
OF OUR TEN CHILDREN HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED THEIR SOJOURN HERE IN
MORTALITY AND NOW LIVE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE VEIL. PERHAPS THEY AND THEIR MOTHER
EACH RECEIVED A “HALL PASS” TO WITNESS THIS EVENT TONIGHT.
[LAUGHTER] TO MY BELOVED WIFE WENDY, I
EXPRESS MY PROFOUND LOVE AND DEEP APPRECIATION. WENDY IS A DEVOTED SERVANT OF
THE LORD, WILLING TO FULFILL ANY CHALLENGE IN HIS HOLY WORK. OUR FAMILY, AND TO THE ENTIRE
SHE IS A GREAT BLESSING TO ME, CHURCH. TO MY COUNSELORS,
PRESIDENT OAKS AND PRESIDENT EYRING, OUR COLLEAGUES IN THE
QUORUM OF THE TWELVE APOSTLES, THE SEVENTY, THE BISHOPRIC, OUR
GENERAL OFFICERS, EACH MEMBER OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, AND TO OUR
MANY CHOICE FRIENDS NOT OF OUR FEELINGS OF LOVE AND FAITH, I
EXPRESS MY DEEP APPRECIATION. IT IS A GREAT PRIVILEGE TO SERVE BESIDE YOU THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. THE MANY NATIONS WHERE OUR THESE
COLORFUL FLAGS REPRESENT MEMBERS RESIDE. EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE, I THANK MY HEAVENLY FATHER–IN THE NAME OF
JESUS CHRIST–FOR THE GIFT OF LIFE AND THE PRIVILEGE OF SERVING HIS CHILDREN. ON OCCASIONS PAST WHEN MY MORTAL LIFE WAS IN GRAVE DANGER, THEY
INTERVENED WITH HELP THAT ONLY THEY COULD HAVE DELIVERED. JESUS THE CHRIST IS LITERALLY MY SAVIOR, MY REDEEMER, MY
EXEMPLAR, AND FRIEND. IN THIS CELEBRATION TONIGHT,
EFFORTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO DEPICT THE INFLUENCE OF THE LORD IN MY LIFE. FROM MY EARLIEST CHILDHOOD
TO MY MOST RECENT MIRACULOUS
EXPERIENCE, I ACKNOWLEDGE TIMELY AND GENEROUS HELP FROM HEAVEN. IN RETROSPECT, I CAN SEE
THINGS NOW THAT I COULD NOT SEE AT THE TIME. I NOT ONLY KNOW THAT GOD LIVES,
I KNOW THAT HE LOVES HIS CHILDREN. HE WANTS US TO HAVE
JOY, CHOOSE TO RETURN TO HIS HOLY PRESENCE, AND RECEIVE THE BLESSINGS, ALL
THE BLESSINGS THAT HE HAS IN STORE FOR HIS FAITHFUL CHILDREN.
CERTAIN IN MY 95 YEARS OF LIFE, IF I HAVE LEARNED ANYTHING IT IS
THAT JESUS THE CHRIST IS THE SON OF GOD. HIS CHURCH HAS BEEN
RESTORED IN THESE LATTER DAYS TO PREPARE THE WORLD FOR THE SECOND COMING OF
OUR REDEEMER. HE PROVIDES THE DOCTRINE, COVENANTS, AND
ORDINANCES THAT ENABLE FAMILIES TO BE PERPETUATED BEYOND THE
GRAVE. HE IS THE LIGHT AND LIFE OF THE WORLD. ONLY THROUGH HIM
CAN WE REACH OUR DIVINE DESTINY AND EVENTUAL EXALTATION. MY MESSAGE TO THE
WORLD IS SIMPLE AND SINCERE. I INVITE ALL
OF GOD’S CHILDREN ON BOTH SIDES OF THE VEIL TO
COME UNTO THEIR SAVIOR, RECEIVE THE BLESSINGS OF THE TEMPLE, HAVE ENDURING JOY, AND QUALIFY
FOR ETERNAL LIFE. MOST HUMBLY AND GRATEFULLY I
THANK YOU FOR THIS SUBLIME CELEBRATION TONIGHT. TO EACH OF YOU I EXPRESS MY LOVE, MY GRATITUDE, AND MY TESTIMONY, IN THE SACRED NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, AMEN. [APPLAUSE] ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ LET US ALL PRESS ONIN THE WORK
OF THE LORD, ♪ ♪ THAT WHEN LIFE IS O’ERWE MAY
GAIN A REWARD; ♪ ♪ IN THE FIGHT FOR RIGHTLET US
WIELD A SWORD, ♪ ♪ THE MIGHTYSWORD OF TRUTH. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ FEAR NOT,THOUGH THE ENEMY
DERIDE; ♪ ♪ COURAGE, FOR THE LORDIS ON OUR
SIDE. ♪ ♪ WE WILL HEED NOTWHAT THE
WICKED MAY SAY, ♪ ♪ BUT THE LORD ALONEWE WILL
OBEY. ♪ ♪♪ WE WILL NOT RETREAT,THOUGH OUR
NUMBERS MAY BE FEW WHEN COMPARED WITH THEOPPOSIT
HOST IN VEW; BUT AN UNSEEN POWER WILLAID ME
AND YOU IN THE GLORIOUSCAUSE OF TRUTH. ♪ FEAR NOT,THOUGH THE ENEMY
DERIDE; ♪ ♪ COURAGE, FOR THE LORDIS ON OUR
SIDE. ♪ ♪ WE WILL HEED NOTWHAT THE
WICKED MAY SAY, ♪ ♪ BUT THE LORD ALONEWE WILL
OBEY. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ IF WE DO WHAT’S RIGHTWE HAVE
NO NEED TO FEAR, ♪ ♪ FOR THE LORD, OUR HELPER,WILL
EVER BE NEAR; ♪ ♪ IN THE DAYS OF TRIALHIS SAINTS
HE WILL CHEER, ♪ ♪ AND PROSPER THE CAUSEOF TRUTH.
♪ ♪ FEAR NOT,THOUGH THE ENEMY
DERIDE; ♪ ♪ COURAGE, FOR THE LORDIS ON OUR
SIDE. ♪ ♪ WE WILL HEED NOTWHAT THE
WICKED MAY SAY, ♪ ♪ BUT THE LORD, OUR HEAVENLY
FATHER, ALONE WE WILL OBEY. ♪ THE LORD WILL WE OBEY [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE] ♪ FEAR NOT, THOUGH THE ENEMY
DERIDE; ♪ ♪ COURAGE, FOR THE LORDIS ON OUR
SIDE. ♪ ♪ WE WILL HEED NOTWHAT THE
WICKED MAY SAY, ♪ ♪ BUT THE LORD, OUR HEAVENLY
FATHER, ALONE WE WILL OBEY. ♪ ♪ OUR GOD WE WILL OBEY ♪♪ F1 F2 F1 2 C1♪♪ [APPLAUSE]

100 Replies to “President Nelson’s 95th Birthday Celebration”

  1. Best part of this video 26:06 and 1:07:00, that last song was the best song of the whole thing. So nice to see people who aren't white in this.

  2. This is so Awesome 🙂 I didn't get to see this live but am grateful to be able to view it now ! Thank you so much for posting ! Happy Birthday President Nelson – Prophet of God ! Ralph – Melbourne Australia

  3. 1:37:05
    Matthew 22:30 – "At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven."

  4. We are grateful to God for our Prophet 🙏🏼😀 to lead us and guide us.
    Gracias Amado Profeta Nelson, lo amamos y siempre estará en nuestras oraciones.

  5. Meanwhile Christ is shaking his head thinking the money should have gone to the starving children of God instead of a lavish birthday celebration. Thinly veiled hero worship is a expensive distraction from your Christian responsibility.

  6. Russell Nelson is just a man; even a nice man- but not a prophet and he knows it. He knows the truth about the deception of the church and he and his millionaire apostles are trying to slowly leak out the truth on their LDS website buried two levels deep under the headings of "Gospel Topics Essays". If he were a true disciple of Christ then he would not go along with the great lie…he would declare that the BofM was a total fraud and he would also declare the truth about J.Smith. Happy Birthday Nelson! Great man, but part of a grand deception.

  7. 1:33:09 Truth is truth… let that sink in President Nelson…from your own lips. Become the prophet that you claim to be and declare the TRUTH about the church and about which saints will cringe in disbelief that they have been lied to and their pioneer ancestors suffered for… for far too long. The truth about the "seer " stone, truth about the first vision, truth about fake plates, truth about receiving aaronic priesthood, truth about bank fraud in Ohio, truth about printing press and Nauvoo Expositor, truth about polyandry, truth about Masonic temple rituals, truth about the Adam God, truth about Jesus, and on and on. Let us know when the true supposed Prophet of Jesus declares the real truth!!

  8. Jesus’s sacrifice and FINISHED works was sooo great no one else would ever be able to complete The Fathers need of Righteousness but Christ. My first and last love will always be in the works of Jesus , the only sinless man to have ever walk this dark and sinful world . The words of Christ and Christ alone will only be what my Wreached soul needs for Salvation! As Christ said in His last moments on the cross “ It is finished “ ! Amen . I pray for all the church’s to make Christ their first love . My soul only wants eternity with The Father , Son and The Holy Ghost (God) I am His bride forever. When those loving young LDS boys come to my door I tell them with joy and love “ Christ is all you will ever ever ever need “

  9. Look I love the Prophet as much as anyone else and would probably squee with joy if I saw him but… seriously guys! We need to throw literal presentations and nearly city sized gatherings just because it's his birthday? Jee wiz he must be embarrassed with everyone staring at him all the time. Get me in on this! Where's my celebration LOL I've got to work on my birthday and it's just another day. C'mon The prophet sneezes and an army of angels descend to give him a tissue? I know it's an excuse to have a good time but sometimes it almost feels like we worship the Prophet and then about the half the membership doesn't even do what he says on a regular basis including myself betimes and we're so weak in the flesh. I thought we worshipped our savior Jesus Christ hahahahaha but yes happy birthday president Nelson we hope the best for you and desire good health and wellbeing to you. From UT in the good old USA

  10. Happy Birthday Sir, may the Lord keep you to accomplish his work in you i work into that same grace of living long here in the land of the living in divine health and strength in JESUS NAME AMEN.

  11. What a wonderful Birthday Celebration for our Beloved President Nelson! Wishing you a Happiest 95th Birthday President! A Fantastic way of Celebration with Great and Beautiful music, surely helps to move people's hearts! Eternal Love, from Sydney Australia:)

  12. Wowzer!! Spectacular evening!! So grateful that my Elder serving in the SLC HQ Mission got to attend. Happy 95th President Nelson!! We want you around for many, many more!

  13. Cannot stop listening to Nathan and Donny singing "The Prayer". They blend beautifully and you can feel the emotion they put into this performance. Absolutely love it. Gives me chills every time. And Nathan singing " Nessun Dorma" just takes my breath away. Love listening to him.

  14. The worst example of Idol Worship. Give it 20-30 years and this guy's words and deeds will be made invalid by THAT prophet and y'all will pretend you were never on board with him. Good old cognitive dissonance.

  15. That closing song/hymn was epic and powerful. I felt the Spirit’s presence throughout the program and that finale was totally awesome. It was my first time to hear that arrangement with the orchestra. And if there was one piece that stood out for me, it was the Bonner’s medley of prophets. That was strong! Oh how I love the Bonner family. And ultimately, despite the celebration of our prophet’s birthday, everything pointed to the Savior, even the life and character of Pres Nelson himself. His life is one selfless act and him who served long in the church, for his fellows and for God, a celebration will always be inspiring.

  16. Happy Birthday President Nelson, You are an amazing man and prophet. As I read the story of your life, I am inspired with every page to do better and be better.

  17. How can you listen to President Russell M Nelson speak, without feeling Christlike love???? He is such an amazing man, and I know he is a Prophet!

  18. A belated Happy Birthday to my beloved President Russell M Nelson. May you live to be one hundred. love Roberta Mohr from Canada

  19. Happy happy birthday, president Nelson dear;
    Happy days will come to you all year.
    If I had one wish, then it would be
    A happy happy birthday to you from me

    Happy birthday president Nelson

  20. The music in this broadcast took my breath away!!! I loved hearing and watching all the performers. I can't get enough of listening to Donny Osmond and Nathan Pacheco singing that piece. I was definitely at one of the best "concerts" ever! And seeing the incredible life of our dear prophet, President Russell M. Nelson – through his years as a world-renowned heart surgeon, his overwhelming love and care for his family, and Dantzel and Wendy, and his selfless service to the Lord throughout his life – I wrote down his comments because I want to remember them. I am deeply touched. SO grateful for getting to see to this program. It will definitely be remembered as one of the best things I have ever done.

  21. We are obsilutely blessed to have him as our living prophet, he was, and he is and he will as the Lord's expect him to be. Amazing example for all of us !

  22. I was moved to tears, especially during the Bonner Family prophet medley. Wonderful show and how grateful I am that our Prophet is still so vibrant at 95. Happy Birthday from the Franciscos, President Nelson!

  23. Can this man still be saved or is he beyond redemption?There is no Salvation in Mormonism only in Jesus Christ only his Blood can wash our sins away and he is the Way the Truth and the Life John 14 6.

  24. I hope your Birthday touched your heart as it has me. Tears of gratitude for such GLORIOUS talent and music raised up for Him. Tears of GRATITUDE for a living prophet of the Lord. We here at the little home of Taylor and myself want to wish you MANY more years to come. Amen and AMEN ❤🙏❤🙏❤🙏❤

  25. 9.9.19 What a marvelous birthday🎂🎉 💖 milestone tribute to our beloved living prophet Russell M. Nelson! We are so thankful for your tenacious faithfulness and unconditional love to everyone of our Heavenly Father's children. May you be blessed with the energy to continue the ministry and divine work as long as your able to do so in these latter days. Happy 95th bday, beloved! We sustain and love U always! P.s. Sep 5th is my bday in which celebrated 42 years of life so we're #Virgo twins! 😚💋💖

  26. Is there any way to get a copy of this performance? To download it? My Dad serves as a counselor in the branch at our local prison and wants to share this, but needs it on a USB drive. Is there any way to purchase the performance? There's no accessible internet at the facility.

  27. Wow! The Prayer with Donny and Nathan was fabulous!!!!
    Thank you President Nelson for sharing your 95th birthday with us. We so dearly love and admire you.
    We desire to follow you as our holy prophet. May God Above keep you forever young.

  28. Wonderful celebration for our loving Prophet birthday, I felt the spirit so strong and I will continue follow the Prophet of God. Thank you for all do President Nelson and I love you

  29. 95 years old & travelled over 90,000 miles across 28 countries & met with more then 100 religious world leaders, since becoming prophet! We are so blessed to have such a leader. Rejoice!

  30. Love you President Nelson. My husband and I are preparing for a full time mission soon. You encourage me to work harder and to be more diligent.

  31. Wishing you many happy returns of your birthday and always in good health and in good spirits. God bless you and your families. Please keep us in your prayers

  32. gracias a NPC por havermos dejado hasta este tiempo a un gran profeta que le ha ayudado en su obra y atodos los que estamos en el evangelio verdadero gracias Amado precidente por guiarmos hasta los brazoz de Nuestro Creador y muchas felicidades que NPC lo siga bendiciendo con mucha salud

  33. Happy birthday President Nelson. God bless you and guide you so that you may continue to guide us. I am grateful that we have a living prophet in the world today.

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