Who was M. Russell Ballard? A trusted leader passes away at 95

Who was M. Russell Ballard? A trusted leader passes away at 95

Who was M. Russell Ballard? A trusted leader passes away at 95

Who was M. Russell Ballard? A trusted leader passes away at 95

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President M. Russell Ballard, who strongly followed Jesus Christ, dedicated his life to serving the Church. As the Acting President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, he played a crucial role in shaping the Church’s spiritual direction.

At the age of 95, President Ballard passed away, leaving behind a significant legacy of faith, leadership, and unwavering commitment, as reported by the Church News.

A man of decisive action

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President Ballard was known for being clear and unwavering in following the teachings of the Lord during his 47 years as a leader in the Church. President Russell M. Nelson said that President Ballard always understood what the Lord taught, and this clarity guided his actions and advice.

His impact was widespread, from dedicating temples to helping Syrian refugees in Europe, showing a life dedicated to living by the teachings of the gospel.

Family man and a trusted leader

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President Ballard made a significant impact not only in his Church duties but also as a devoted husband, father, and grandpa. His colleague, President Dallin H. Oaks, spoke highly of his integrity, describing him as trustworthy and someone who believed in others. President Ballard had a strong bond with his wife, Barbara, whom he praised as a very Christlike and loving person. His commitment to family values was a key part of how he led.

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