SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah)- The president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will celebrate his 90th birthday on Monday and is asking for a gift that will benefit all.
Thomas S. Monson’s daughter, Ann M. Dibb, is asking others to serve as a way of celebrating President Monson’s birthday.
Extend kindness and service to others,” she admonished. “If you feel something would be kind, do it. It’s one of the ways my father would find joy is in serving others.”
Five years ago, thousands attended a birthday celebration for Monson’s 85th birthday, but this time the celebration will be quaint. His family will gather for lemon cake and ice cream.
President Monson became the 16th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on February 3, 2008, following the death of President Gordon B. Hinckley. Prior to that, he served as a counselor in the First Presidency under three Church presidents for more than 22 years.