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Elder Dallin H. Oaks

Apostle Spotlight

Cara Dye

on 15 June 2013

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Transcript of Elder Dallin H. Oaks

Apostle Spotlight
Dallin Harris Oaks
Graduated BYU 1954
Graduated Law School 1957
June Oaks died in 1998
"I don't do anything for fun. I just have fun at what I do."
Elder Dallin H. Oaks
By: Melinda Campbell, Mary Wray, Jessi Coletti, Lisa Seedall, and Cara Dye
The Pioneer
June Dixon on
June 24, 1952
He and June have 6 children
1971 - 1980 President of BYU
1980 - 1984 Utah
Supreme Court Justice
Married Kristen M. McMain August 25, 2000
Kristen McMain Oaks facts:
Married in her early 50's
Served Mission in the Japan Sendai Mission
Has bachelor's and master's degrees from University of Utah
Has doctorate in curriculum and instruction from BYU
"I did not know why I received a 'no' answer to my prayers for the recovery of my wife of many years, but the Lord gave me a witness that this was His will, and He gave me the strength to accept it."
Lived in the Philippines from 2002-2004 while he served as the Area President
His motto is, "Work first, play later." However, his family jokes that his motto should really be "Work first, play never."
"The Lord's protecting care has shielded me from the evil acts of others and has protected me from surrendering to my own worst impulses."
"I am grateful that the Lord gave me the vision and strength to refrain from trusting in the arm of flesh and to put my trust in the protecting care of Heavenly Father. I am grateful for the Book of Mormon promise to us of the last days that "the righteous need not fear," for the Lord "will preserve the righteous by his power." (1 Nephi 22:17)
"I immediately found out that my preconceived notions about Elder Oaks were completely wrong. He was very congenial and had a great sense of humor. I have seldom felt such a warm feeling of instant friendship and regard as I did when we first met."
In May, 2013, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty awarded him the Canterbury Medal for “courage in the defense of religious liberty.”
Elder Oaks has become known for his willingness to speak frankly about challenging issues.
Born on August 12, 1932
He will turn 81 this August
1984 - current
He has been an Apostle for 29 years.
- President Peck, Stake President
Ucon, Idaho
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