President Russell M. Nelson and Sister Wendy Watson Nelson in Pennsylvania at the dedication of the newly developed Priesthood Restoration Site in 2015. Russell M. Nelson April 17 at 6:57 AM I wish to express my deep gratitude to all who participated in the r ... ecent fasts—both on Good Friday, April 10, and on Sunday, March 29—as we joined together to petition our Heavenly Father for relief from the effects of COVID-19. Official Facebook page for President Russell M. Nelson, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Photo courtesy of the Nelson family. Without ever experiencing marriage she teaches classes and writes books? And people teach subjects all the time without having first hand experience with the subject: The Napoleonic Wars, Astronomy and the birth of stars, Quantum Mechanics, African Geography, Atomic Fusion, etc. Those who serve with President Nelson also speak of his compassion. Come on, everyone. Honestly, between this thread and the actuarial one it seems to me that M* is really desperate for material. President Russell M. Nelson with a granddaughter. She said the dating process was necessarily different, way more discreet and he proposed fairly early on. For those of you in this situation, get married. Plenty of happily married people wouldn’t have a clue how to counsel people regarding their marriage. He asked an employee to recommend a book about the Church and “somehow left with one,” said Sister Dew. Several months after his second wife died (when he was 75), he married a woman, a few years his junior, whom he had known for nearly 50 years. Photo courtesy of the Nelson family. I’m not sure I buy the chaperoning thing either, but could see it if it was a security escort that was unrelated to two old people out and about. Russell Nelson Jr. said the family saw “an immediate change” in President Nelson’s countenance. There have been a lot of changes and new initiatives since President Russell M. Nelson became president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter … It’s interesting to me that he and elder Oaks both married women who’d never been married before- is this a longer trend in GA 2nd marriage habits, or just a coincidence? President Russell M. Nelson was announced as the 17th president and prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Probably a lot more understanding of the spirit as well which probably makes things go a lot quicker. I do remember how he inspired me.”. Danztel died February 12, 2005, just shy of the Nelson’s 60th wedding anniversary. “He didn’t make a big fanfare about things. . “No one talks around here about age or how old we feel, how creaky our bones are.”. Much better that they remain alone. “The passing of our mother, we could tell, was a deep hit for him.”. In that capacity “he was a physician filled with love for those whom he could serve.”. From David and Goliath to Moses to Joseph Smith, the history of His people is a story of accomplishing the impossible. They might come up with a few helpful things, but counseling requires more expertise than “Don’t go to bed angry” and other advice that people give newlyweds. May I drop by and visit this evening?”. A couple of years ago I had the opportunity to ask her how they met and courted. Does anybody know M. Russell Ballard. The first date was dinner with her parents at her parents’ home — she specifically mentioned that he didn’t want to be seen together in public, primarily out of consideration for her situation if the relationship didn’t work out (I can image — “Oh, yes, she’s the one who was dumped by an Apostle” . Photo courtesy of the Nelson family. Four of Russell M. Nelson's sons-in-law have been called as mission presidents (one was additionally called as a temple president), potentially saving his family thousands of dollars in tuition money if his grandchildren chose to attend a church school . Russell Nelson Jr., the youngest, is 34. She will be more boring than I am, but she will be much nicer in his old age. “That’s the kind of affection he has for his brethren,” said President Ballard. Helping people with their marriage is actually a different talent than being married (or even happily married). Photo courtesy of the Nelson family. President Nelson’s son, Russell Nelson Jr., said his father can still snow ski all day. She is so dynamic, so positive, so bright and brilliant.”. The Price of Priesthood Power. And of course you can’t be like, “So, um, what do you do?” And it must be a minefield when suggesting entertainment: “Should I ask him over to watch Survivor? I adore Wendy Watson and I am nothing but happy for them. Church members will discover, said Elder Zwick, “that although he is 93 years old, he has an absolute identity with the youth of the Church and that he will lead them along, just like he leads the most senior members of the Twelve.”. some of my family know elder oaks current wife. He served from 1991-1993, very early after the area had been reopened to missionaries in 1989. Between what the news release (linked from the title of the post) says about her and what Kaimi added, it’s easy to see how the two met and got to know each other without anything like an application. One constant in his father’s life was his wife, Danztel, whom he married in 1945. Russell M. Nelson. He also must recently have gone through a marriage recommend interview and must be thinking about things he probably hasn’t considered since his first eternal partner died last year. Lets not turn this thread into one of either reporting on or speculating on the peculiarities of dating apostles. 1. President Spencer W. Kimball speaks with Elder Russell M. Nelson, who performed life-saving open-heart surgery on President Kimball and now has followed in his footsteps to become President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Truly, I can’t think of a single negative thing about her. President Russell M. Nelson holds a great-grandson. Photo courtesy of the Nelson family. President Russell M. Nelson sits down with a puzzle in his spare time. Our competition was with disease, death, and ignorance.“, Look, she added, ”what they went on to do.”. The doctors who worked on the heart-lung machine were taught in medical school “never to touch a human heart.” Yet they were willing to defy conventional wisdom to figure out how to save lives. He always wanted to know how things worked, said Sheri Dew, a former member of the Relief Society General Presidency. Official Facebook page for President Russell M. Nelson, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. President Russell M. Nelson with a great-grandchild. That wasn’t DKL on T&S, but Kaimi posing as him, and doing a passable job of it. In addition to his medical work, Nelson served frequently as a leader in the LDS Church. President Russell M. Nelson with a grandson. She has many qualities and talents that will be of great strengthen to Elder Nelson. The accounts don’t say for certain, but I assume it’s because of the marriage, so she can travel with him? Nelson, Russell M. Age 79 Formerly of Mendota Heights Died March 16 in Stevens Point, WI, after a six-year battle with cancer. Sister Oaks happens to be a close family friend. Sister Ardeth Kapp, former Young Women General President, said that President Nelson asks significant questions, then listens and encourages. “He may be the man for whom the word ‘gentleman’ was created. My mother,…” The language of that blessing wasn’t a medical opinion. Genealogy profile for Russell M. Nelson, President, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Russell Marion Nelson - Genealogy Genealogy for Russell Marion Nelson family tree on Geni, with over 200 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives. That is less than dignified. “As the small group would go to medical conventions they would share information,” explained Sister Dew, who once asked President Nelson what the team did to protect their personal interests—in terms of patents or academic credit. So since I know David is in Boston, and a young guy, I don’t think he would know the dating habits of apostles, so I’m pretty sure he’s not you, since you do. When he was home “he was really home,” said his daughter. They also supported their son in his education, which he pursued diligently. I understand that their “courtship” consisted of the following: “_________, this is ____________. It was very sweet and very giving to each other.”. When I lived in Brazil, Elder Oaks and his wife came to our stake to speak on the importance of marriage. I haven’t paid close attention to the church long enough to know for myself. Do you ever have anxiety about what it is going to be like when you all meet up in the next life? I read a book by the new wife of Ronald Poelman, whose wife, I believe, died of cancer. Learn more about guidelines and necessary forms. President Nelson comes to the position as President of the Church at age 93—the oldest in the Quorum. Do you ever feel jealous? Thanks for the posting. President Nelson’s only son of ten children, Russell M. Nelson Jr., was called to serve his mission in Russia. Photo courtesy of the Nelson family. President Nelson, 93, was set apart as the 17th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on January 14, after serving 34 years in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Cool, I rarely find people that agree with me. Click here for the lowest price. 81 yrs old and he needs to get married again after creating a beautiful family with his 1st wife?? 564K likes. On Sunday mornings when the choir performed, President Nelson helped his nine daughters get ready for Church, trying “to curl our little hair and get everybody dressed.”, “He kept the home fires going,” said Sister Webster. I would venture to suggest that Elder Nelson has received hundreds of letters (possibly even thousands) from women who would claim to have had a “revelation.”. In response to the idea of whether she and Elder Nelson would banter over watching “Survivor” or a PG movie, it would never happen because she already lives a totally clean life free of garbage from media. As to the “dating” process, I think Anne Osborn Poelman writing about that in The Simeon Solution: One Woman’s Spiritual Odyssey. Photo courtesy of the Nelson family. Photo courtesy of the Nelson family. Photo courtesy of the Nelson family. Elder Nelson and Wendy L. Watson “were married today in the Salt Lake Temple. No pun intended. It was Elder Nelson, it was Apostle Nelson, it was Prophet, Seer, and Revelator Nelson. “That’s the kind of relationship they had. It doesn’t surprise me one bit that HE is the person who is worthy of marrying HER. In fact, as President Russell M. Nelson points out, His pattern is one of "using the unlikely to accomplish the impossible." Many widowers I know who remarry have known the woman they end up marrying for some time. Being young in age (sub 30), I imagine that the older you get, the less emotion plays a major role during the courtship. You guys need to liven things up a bit here. President Russell M. Nelson on a swing. Dantzel White Nelson and Russell M. Nelson. She is one of the finest women you will ever meet. Based on her background, I imagine she’s in her 50’s. Photo courtesy of the Nelson family. Photo courtesy of the Nelson family. yeah, what John Redelfs said. A young Russell Nelson was curious. How appalling. Get married. In Minnesota, he served as what was then known as Sunday School Superintendent in his local congregation. They were introduced by a mutual friend. Also, she’s Sheri Dew’s best friend. But no was is *around* to teach those subject with “first-hand” knowledge for those subjects! President Nelson enjoys gardening, mowing the lawn, or shoveling the sidewalks free of snow; when he is home he hauls his neighbors’ garbage cans in from the curb. “I grab hold of the banister to balance and I skip along as well as I can.”, Elder Holland said President Nelson bounds “two stairs at a time.”. He read to them often. Sister Wendy Nelson has been by his side now for 12 years and has been a “tremendous support for him,” he said. In 2006, he married Wendy L. Watson. Lonely in your 80’s? “That’s what came through. In the fall of 1965, Russell M. Nelson—a surgeon and Salt Lake City stake president—made several trips to Illinois to look into an attractive and generous offer to head cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at the University of Chicago. President Russell M. Nelson and family. Photo courtesy of the Nelson family. On Monday, September 9th, President Russell M. Nelson will be celebrating his 95th birthday. Photo courtesy of the Nelson family. He loves to visit the hospital when new babies are born; two great-grandchildren—numbers 115 and 116—joined the family just last week. "And," he said, "I get the impression that it wouldn't have been any different had there been 10 sons. Right away he began thinking of the principle that all things work under the direction of laws, and so he must be able, if he learned the laws of the heart well enough, to imitate its functions in order to perform life-saving operations. Though a couple of comments in this thread crossed the line of decorum (that’s why it’s only “mostly” rather than totally), there is nothing highly offensive here. With boundless energy—some say he has never taken a sick day—President Nelson descends the circular stairway after meeting in the upper room of Salt Lake Temple with other Church leaders every Thursday. President Ballard also recalled President Nelson checking on the late Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Sister Nelson may be younger than some of her stepchildren, but not nearly all. President Russell M. Nelson salmon fishing in Ketchikan, Alaska, in July 2016. People marry for companionship. In Washington DC, he was a counselor in the bishopric of the ward Ezra Taft Benson, then an apostle, regularly attended while serving as Secretary of Agriculture to Dwight D. Eisenhower. 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