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Latter-day Saint leaders Elder and Sister Bednar answer 7 Questions with Emmy

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Every week I’m interviewing fascinating people in our community, nation and around the world!

The idea came from a Facebook commenter who saw a video of me and my family floating down the river in Island Park. The person said I should turn the tables and interview my dad (Nate Eaton) – so I did and the rest is history!

Today I’m at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Administration Building interviewing Elder David A. Bednar and his wife Sister Susan Bednar. Elder Bednar has been a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles since 2004 and was the president of Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg.

He and Sister Bednar have three sons and I had a great time chatting with them in Elder Bednar’s office.

Here are the questions I asked:

  • What does an apostle do and Sister Bednar – what do you do in your role?
  • What have you learned traveling the world and do you have a favorite place you’ve been?
  • What do you like best about being a grandpa and grandma?
  • I’ve heard you’re known as “Grandpa Ice Cream.” What is your favorite kind of ice cream and Sister Bednar – do you have a nickname?
  • How do I keep my faith strong during hard times in my life?
  • Have you ever seen a miracle?
  • You used to live in Idaho. What did you like best about living there and what’s your favorite way to have a potato?


  • What do you like to do in your free time?
  • How do I know if Heavenly Father has really heard my prayers when sometimes it feels like he isn’t answering them?
  • What do you want to be remembered for?
  • What advice do you have for me?

Watch my entire interview with the Bednars in the video player above. You can follow Elder Bednar on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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