In addition to English, he speaks French, Portuguese and Spanish. Elder Neil L. Andersen and his wife, Sister Kathy Andersen, greet Sister Cheryl Wilde and Elder Gary Wilde, an Area Seventy, after Elder Andersen threw the first pitch at Dodger Stadium on July 19, 2019. All rights reserved. A photo of Elder Neil L. Andersen as a young boy. Elder Neil L. Andersen greets members during a member meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, on Jan. 12, 2020. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "New member of Quorum of Twelve: Elder Neil L. Andersen", "Mother of an Apostle: Day special for valley's Kay Andersen", "Elder Neil L. Andersen to speak at Education Week", "The Gila Valley Arizona Temple groundbreaking video", "Apostle Neal L. 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Andersen October 10, 2019 / Camille Gillham Ideas to help you discuss the October 2019 General Conference talk, "Fruit" by Elder Neil L. Andersen Nominated by Judge Antônio Mazzuca, the judge in charge of giving out the commendation, who has respected the Church’s humanitarian and community service work through the years. [12], First Seven Presidents of the Seventy / First Council of the Seventy, Senior or Presiding President of the Seventy, Apostolic seniority is generally understood to include all ordained apostles (including the. “I milked a lot of cows and moved a lot of irrigation pipe,” he said. See more ideas about lds quotes, the church of jesus christ, church quotes. In 2007, Andersen was reassigned to preside over the North America Southwest Area. Russell M. Nelson – The Love and Laws of God 18 • Pres. He received a bachelor’s degree from BYU in 1975 and a master’s degree in business from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in 1977. He has also been in the presidencies of the church's Utah North, Utah South, North America Southwest, North America Northeast, and Europe West areas. Share them with your family. Remember, you were called to teach this lesson for a reason. 14. (Elder Neil L. Andersen, … 4. Let them bring patience to your doubts and understanding to your difficulties. There is a joy and satisfaction that is Final Comment. Elder Neil L. Andersen speaks at a news conference shortly after his call to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. [4] He later lived and worked in Tampa, Florida, where he was the vice president of the Morton Plant Health System. President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency, right, with Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on the grounds of the Paris France Temple. “One of the most magnificent doctrines of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ is that every man, woman, and child who has ever lived upon the earth, who has breathed the air of this world, will have the opportunity to clearly understand … There he grew up on a dairy farm, learning the value of hard work. The coordination of the following aspects of the iron rod are all, equally needed as the Lord directs all of His children: (1) the scriptures, or the words of ancient prophets; -Elder Neil L. Andersen. Some of those callings included being a member of the Brazil South Area Presidency, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy, and a member of the Presidency of the Seventy (“Neil L. Andersen”). Elder Neil L. Andersen encouraged members of the Church to review General Conference by sharing his family’s special game. Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles speaks to members before applying mortar at the cornerstone ceremony of the Lisbon Portugal Temple dedication on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. Elder Neil L. Andersen and his wife, Sister Kathy Andersen, were married in the Salt Lake Temple on March 20, 1975. "As surely as the sun will rise tomorrow," Elder Neil L. Andersen promises, "the Savior's divine gifts of repentance and of forgiveness, offered in the beauty of His encompassing love, are certain for those who come unto Him with full purpose of heart." Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Kathy Andersen, speak to missionaries worldwide during the the Christmas missionary devotional that was streamed on the missionary online portal beginning December 23, … Elder Andersen served a mission in France from 1970-1972, presided over the France Bordeaux Mission from 1989-1992, and accompanied President Henry B. Eyring as he dedicated the Paris France Temple on May 21, 2017. 6. Jointly published by the Deseret News and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, its content supports the doctrines, principles and practices of the Church. As executive director of the Church’s audiovisual department while serving as a General Authority Seventy, he managed development of “The Testaments: Of One Fold and One Shepherd” and supervised the initial launch of Mormon.org — now ComeUntoChrist.org. He secured a job. 14. 12. [6], In April 2009, Andersen was called by church president Thomas S. Monson to fill the vacancy created in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles by the death of Joseph B. Wirthlin the previous year. Neil Linden Andersen (born August 9, 1951) is an American religious leader and former business executive who serves as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). [3] As a young man, he served in France as a missionary for the LDS Church. "[11], Andersen married Kathy Sue Williams in the Salt Lake Temple on March 20, 1975 while still students at BYU. Neil L. Andersen and his wife, Kathy Williams Andersen, are the parents of four children. 9. Andersen was the executive director of the Church Audiovisual Department and managed the development of the film The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd and supervised the launch of the Web site Mormon.org. I can remember that on Christmas morning before we opened our presents, we had cows to milk." 10. Neil L. Anderson graduated from Harvard with a masters in business administration. "We didn't finish until ab… . Elder and Sister Neil L. Andersen, accompanied by Elder Joseph W. Sitati, his wife Gladys, Elder Joni L. Koch, his wife Michele, and Area 70, Clement Matswagothata, held three special meetings with Saints in Cape Town, Saturday November 10 and Sunday November 11. Andersen was born in Logan, Utah and raised near Pocatello, Idaho. He served as a stake president in Tampa, Florida, and as the president of the France Bordeaux Mission. After graduating from Harvard, the Andersens moved to Tampa, Florida — Sister Andersen’s hometown — where Elder Andersen worked in advertising, real estate development and healthcare. He also served as president of the Brazil South Area. From August 2008 to April 2009, Andersen was the senior member of the seven-man presidency. This will be the family reunion to outdo all family reunions! 15. From a personal letter from Larry Wilson, dated November 14, 2009, and an e-mail message to the Wilson family from Luciano Cascardi, dated October 9, 2009, translated from Portuguese. [1] Currently, he is tenth apostle in order of seniority in the church.[2]. [3] While in Tampa, Andersen served in the LDS Church as a stake president. Elder Andersen’s family moved to Pocatello, Idaho, when his father became a dairy farmer, Sister Kathy Sue Williams, while attending school at BYU, executive director of the Church’s audiovisual department, “The Testaments: Of One Fold and One Shepherd”. Elder Neil L. Andersen and his wife, Kathy Andersen, at a news conference shortly after Elder Andersen’s call to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He and Kathy have raised four children and lived in France, Spain, and Brazil for his various callings in the Church. While working with cows, he learned a lesson about spiritual cleanliness. Elder Neil L. Andersen and his wife, Sister Kathy Andersen, were married in the Salt Lake Temple on March 20, 1975. Term ended by removal of apostleship; was later excommunicated. [9][10] Anderson remarked, "While many governments and well-meaning individuals have redefined marriage, the Lord has not. Neil Linden Andersen was born on Aug. 9, 1951, in Logan, Utah, as the third of five children of Lyle P. and Kathryn Andersen. Never a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Elder Andersen and his wife, Kathy Williams Andersen, are the parents of four children. Elder Andersen met his wife, Sister Kathy Sue Williams, while attending school at BYU. “I can remember that on Christmas morning before we opened our presents, we had cows to milk. Coordinating the Word of God. ... Neil L. Andersen. Elder Andersen’s mother learned about his calls to the Seventy and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles by watching general conference on television. “I milked a lot of cows and moved a lot of irrigation pipe,” he said. Neil L. Andersen Apostle spotlight by Misti Latham, Katrina Bernsten, Troy Smithson, Jill Meservy, and Richard Meservy. [3] They are the parents of four children. Write them down. Elder Neil L. Andersen and his wife, Sister Kathy Andersen, and Africa Southeast Area president, Elder Carl B. Cook, help local children as they break ground for the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple on Friday, February 12, 2016. In this capacity, he directed the affairs of the church in the Idaho Area and in 2006, he broke ground for the construction of the Twin Falls Idaho Temple. We had Stake Conference today and while I find it very difficult to attend Stake Conference for 2 hours with my children...we knew today was a time we weren't going to miss. Families are central to our Heavenly Father’s plan here on earth and through the eternities. Elder Andersen shared this photo on his Facebook page on July 23, 2020. As a special honor of respect, the award was presented by Flávio Cooper, an Area Authority Seventy, and a judge of the court. In July 2013, Andersen attended the 2013 National Scout Jamboree and spoke to the 3,000 LDS Boy Scouts in attendance, one of the larger Sunday services he has attended. Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Kathy Andersen, arrive for a walk-through of the new Lisbon Portugal Temple on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in Lisbon. He was called as a General Authority Seventy in 1993; his Church assignments gave him responsibilities in Brazil, Western Europe, Mexico and Central America. “I can remember that on Christmas morning before we opened our presents, we had cows to milk. Posted on October 9, 2020 October 9, 2020 by Shawnie. In 1993, he was called as a general authority and member of the First Quorum of the Seventy. 2. On February 14, 2009, he broke ground for the construction of The Gila Valley Arizona Temple, located in Central, Arizona. Elder Neil L. Andersen, president of the Brazil South Area, was presented with the Gold Medalion, during a solemn session at the Labor Court of Appeals. See Neil L. Andersen, “Repent . In recognition of his birthday, the Church News has collected 15 facts about the Apostle’s life. [3] From 1997 to 2001, Andersen was a member of the general presidency of the church's Sunday School. Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles turns 69 years old on Sunday, Aug. 9. Elder Andersen has thrown the first pitch at Dodger Stadium twice. Elder Andersen dedicated the Lisbon Portugal Temple on Sept. 15, 2019. Elder Neil L. Anderson speaks at the Saturday morning session of General Conference, April 5, 2014. Elder Andersen shared this photo on his Facebook page on Dec. 24, 2016. "As surely as the sun will rise tomorrow," Elder Neil L. Andersen promises, "the Savior's divine gifts of repentance and of forgiveness, offered in the beauty of His encompassing love, are certain for those who come unto Him with full purpose of heart." He served in the Presidency of the Seventy from 2005 until his call as an Apostle in 2009. Official Facebook page for Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Elder Andersen served in various Sunday School general presidency from 1997 to 2001. Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles Born August 9, 1951, in Logan, Utah, Neil Linden Andersen’s family moved to Pocatello, Idaho, when he was five years old. (l to r) Elder Glenn Pace, first counselor, Elder Harold G. Hillam, president, and Elder Neil L. Andersen, second counselor. Andersen was president of the church's France Bordeaux Mission from 1989 to 1992. Church’s Neonatal resuscitation program was noted. It has a refining influence on those who are engaged in it. . His day began at 4:00 a.m. cleaning the bathrooms in the library before attending classes. Elder Neil L. Andersen I'm a little behind on my blogging, but I wanted to share the events of today with you while they are fresh on my mind. Church leaders pose for a French photographer in front of the Christus statue in the courtyard of the Paris France Temple during the temple’s media day, April 7, 2017. In 2005, Andersen became a member of the Presidency of the Seventy. When he was 5 years old, Elder Andersen’s family moved to Pocatello, Idaho, when his father became a dairy farmer. 13. 1. Jan 30, 2015 - Talks, Images, and Quotes by Elder Neil L. Andersen—Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. [7] On July 1, 2016 Andersen threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game as part of their long-running 'Mormon Night' tradition. Elder Andersen met his wife, Sister Kathy Sue Williams, while attending school at BYU. Work and Family As a freshman at Brigham Young University, Neil continued to work hard. Neil Linden Andersen (born August 9, 1951) is an American religious leader and former business executive who serves as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). — Neil L. Andersen “ Our journey of discipleship is not a dash around the track, nor is it fully comparable to a lengthy marathon. [8] Andersen reaffirmed the LDS Church's stance on marriage in the April 2019 general conference. Neil was five when his parents, Lyle and Kathryn Andersen, moved their family to a dairy farm in Pocatello, Idaho. He was sustained by church membership as an apostle on April 4, 2009, during the church's General Conference. 12. Elder Neil L. Andersen greets members in Salvador. In this, one footnote, we receive added insight into how the Lord teaches His Apostles in a coordinated way. 13. Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife Kathy Williams Andersen, and BYU President Kevin J Worthen and his wife Peggy Seeley Worthen sit on the stand prior to the devotional during the annual BYU Education Week, Aug. 18, 2015, in Provo. They are the parents of four children. The family is ordained of God. He was sustained by church membership as an apostle on April 4, 2009, during the church's General Conference. Elder Neil L. Andersen (LDS Church) Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were invited to reach out and embrace youth who feel alone. Neil L. Andersen. He was called as a General Authority Seventy in April 1993 at the age of forty-one. It was the first time that the award has been given to a religious leader, and the first time given a citizen from outside of Brazil. (Elder Neil L. Andersen) This is how you and I become saviors on Mount Zion. Elder Neil L. Andersen and his wife, Sister Andersen. Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ministered to Latter-day Saints in Thailand with … Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Presidency of the Seventy speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Gila Valley Arizona Temple Feb. 14, 2009. Elder D. Todd Christofferson, left, and Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles wave to conferencegoers prior to the Saturday morning session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Trust that they come to you from your Heavenly Father and His Beloved Son. 5 Highlights for “We Talk of Christ” by Neil L. Andersen. There are some things “that are completely and absolutely true,” Neil L. Andersen said on the first day of the 189th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On the farm he learned the principle of hard work. Elder Andersen is multilingual. It is a crowning privilege of a husband and wife who are able to bear children to provide ... 2:26. [5] As a general authority, he has been the assistant executive director of the Priesthood Department. Elder Neil L. Andersen as a young boy rides a horse on his family’s dairy farm. Elder Neil L. Andersen and his wife, Sister Kathy Andersen, exit a session of the 183rd semiannual general conference of the Church in October 2013. 4 The Eternal Family - Reading Packet Contents Introduction: • Excerpts from Handbook #2, Chapter 1 5 • Sister Julie B. Beck – Teaching the Doctrine of The Family 6 Unit 1: Truth & Law (Proclamation Paragraph 1) • Unit 1 Scripture Reading Block 16 • Pres. 3. Elder Neil L. Andersen, the newest member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles, is hugged by Elder D. Todd Christofferson after the Saturday morning session of the 179th Annual General Conference in Salt Lake City on Saturday, April 4, 2009. Credit: Jason Olson, Deseret News, Deseret News. Believe them. At right is Salvador Brazil Stake President Lourival Feitosa Pita. That I May Heal You,”Ensign, November 2009, 40–43. Posing for a photo outside the Lisbon Portugal Temple on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, are (from left to right): Elder Kevin R. Duncan, Sister Nancy Duncan, Elder Gary B. Sabin, Sister Valerie Sabin, Sister Kathy Andersen, Elder Neil L. Andersen, Sister Filomena Teixeira and Elder José A. Teixeira. CENTRAL, Arizona —14 February 2009— Elder Neil L. Andersen, of the Presidency of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, presided at groundbreaking services for The Gila Valley Arizona Temple, held on Saturday, 14 February 2009, at 9 a.m. 5. Have faith in what you feel drawn to teach. From left, President M. Russell Ballard, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Elder David A. Bednar, Elder Quentin L. Cook, Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Elder Neil L. Andersen, Elder Ronald A. Rasband, Elder Gary E. Stevenson, Elder Dale G. Renlund, Elder Gerrit W. Gong and Elder Ulisses Soares stand in photograph by Busath Photography. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on March 20, 1975. Elder Neil L. Andersen asks questions of several of his grandchildren during a Thanksgiving Day devotional at the Provo Missionary Training Center on Nov. 28, 2019, in Provo, Utah. Neil L. Andersen November 24 at 5:34 PM This past Sunday, Kathy and I spoke in a devotional that originated ... virtually from the Paris Temple visitors’ center and was organized by Elder and Sister Bourroux, the current directors of the visitors’ center. (President Russell M. Nelson) While temple and family history work has the power to bless those beyond the veil, it has an equal power to bless the living. ", General Authorities and General Officers: Elder Neil L. Andersen, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Neil_L._Andersen&oldid=983775117, American general authorities (LDS Church), Counselors in the General Presidency of the Sunday School (LDS Church), Members of the First Quorum of the Seventy (LDS Church), Latter Day Saint biography Infobox with missing parameters, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, This page was last edited on 16 October 2020, at 05:09. The Church News is an official publication of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On the farm he learned the principle of hard work. 11. He is joined by his wife, Sister Kathy Andersen. Elder Neil L. Andersen was sustained a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 4, 2009. On April 4, 2009, Neil L. Andersen was called as an apostle for the Quorum of the … Sunday School general presidency. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on March 20, 1975. They are the parents of four children. At the time of his call to the Twelve, Andersen had been serving as an LDS general authority since 1993, including service in the Presid… After his mission, he graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) in 1975 with a bachelor's degree in economics and was elected student body vice president. At the time of his call to the Twelve, Andersen had been serving as an LDS general authority since 1993, including service in the Presidency of the Seventy from 2005 to 2009. From left, Elder Larry Y. Wilson of the Quorum of the Seventy and executive director of the Church’s Temple Department; Bishop Gérald Caussé, Presiding Bishop; Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; and Elder Mattieu Bennasar, an Area Seventy from France who is chairman of the open house and dedication committee for the Paris temple. 7. Looking back, I realize how valuable it was to learn that part of life is just hard work.”. He was called as a General Authority Seventy in 1993; his Church assignments gave him responsibilities in Brazil, Western Europe, Mexico and Central America. 8. Elder Neil L. Andersen greets members attending the groundbreaking for the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple on Friday, February 12, 2016. In truth, it is a lifelong migration toward a more celestial world. 235K likes. [4] He later earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1977. Copyright © 2021 Deseret News Publishing Company. Elder Neil L. Andersen and his family pose for a photo in 1990 while Elder Andersen was serving as president of the France Bordeaux Mission. Elder Neil L. 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