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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Upcoming Milestones for our Apostles

Hello again, everyone! Hope you all are well. I am posting again now to share information about two apostles who will be observing their birthdays within the next couple of weeks (or less), in addition to two tenure milestones occurring later in the month of October. Let's get right into all of that.

First of all, I wanted to provide a look at the apostles who will observe their birthdays in the month of October. I am mentioning these milestones now because, due to the dates involved, if I were to delay 1-3 days to share this information, at least the first milestone would have come and gone by that time.

That said, two of our apostles have birthdays this month, and those will be marked within the first ten days of the month. First, our junior apostle Elder Ulisses Soares, will mark his 60th birthday on Tuesday October 2. When that occurs, all apostles will be in their 60s or older.

And then, just 6 days later (on Monday October 8, the day after General Conference concludes), Acting President M. Russell Ballard will, as also previously noted, be observing his 90th birthday. As a result of those birthdays,  the 15 apostles will then include 2 nonagenarians, 2 octogenarians, 4 septuagenarians, and 7 sexagenarians.  And that may be the first time the Church has ever had this kind of breakdown of the apostle's ages.

But it doesn't stop there. Later on in October, both President Nelson and President Oaks will be observing additional milestones in their tenure-length over the next little while. First, on Thursday October 11, the length of President Nelson's prophetic administration will be longer than that of President Howard W. Hunter. He will thus be the 16th longest-serving Church president in history.

11 days later (on Monday October 22), the length of President Oaks' tenure as President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will have exceeded that of President Gordon B. Hinckley, and he (President Oaks) will thus become the 25th longest-serving Quorum President in the history of the Church.

It is fun for me to monitor this information, and I have appreciated having the chance to pass it on to you all here. That does it for this post. Any and all comments are, as always, welcome and appreciated, on any post at any time. Thank you for the privilege of your time.

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