Read the Tribute “A Great Man” in Honor of the Prophet’s 86th Birthday
President Thomas S. Monson observed his 86th birthday on August 21. The following is a tribute from one of his longtime friends and associates, Elder Glen L. Rudd, who served in the Quorums of the Seventy from 1987-1992. While President Monson and Elder Rudd, 91, were not in the same circle of friends as young boys, they became acquainted and formed a lasting friendship as they served as young bishops at the same time. They worked closely together, particularly through the Church welfare program, as they helped meet the needs of members in their wards.