Comments about ‘President James E. Faust dies at age 87’

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Published: Friday, Aug. 10 2007 7:02 p.m. MDT

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Jo Morris

I loved President Faust and will truly miss him. I will remember for the rest of my life his story of not helping his Grandmother fill the wood bin when he easily could have and the tears that still brought to his eyes after all those years. It taught me a lot.

Carl

I have always been touched by the Spirit when President Faust speaks. He is a great leader and the church will miss him greatly. Our prayers are for his family and friends.

Jones Family

President Faust's example of love and charity have touched millions of lives across the nation. These comments demonstrate the love that so many in all parts of the world have for him. What an inspiration to us all.

Brush Family in Arizona

I heard the news in an email my father sent to me. Tears immmediately came to my eyes and I felt moved to pray for his family, and to again thank my Heavenly Father for the blessing of living on this earth with Prophets and Apostles such as President Faust! His kind face was always most welcome at conference, and his testimony even more so. Thank you for sharing your husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather with all of us. Isn't it wonderful to have temple blessings available to us? he exemplified building eternal relationships and I thank him.

Payne Family

Thank you Pres. Faust for your love, dedicated service and testimony.

You have taught us how to follow our Savior.

Ruben Ruiz

President Faust is a wondeful man! I'll never forget his teachings!

Jonathan Thompson

God bless you and your family President Faust. You were always an inspiration to me. I treasure the times I met with you. Although I mourn your passing and the loss of one so valiant in the faith, I rejoice in your righteous example of one who endured to the end. I pray for peace for your family and loved ones. In a world that celebrates evil more and more, may we all so strive to live like Christ.

David Winters

Probably the most poignant talk I heard -- and best glimpse into the goodness of President Faust's soul, was when he recounted the story of not helping his grandmother get some firewood:

"As a small boy on the farm during the searing heat of the summer, I remember my grandmother Mary Finlinson cooking our delicious meals on a hot woodstove. When the wood box next to the stove became empty, Grandmother would silently pick up the box, go out to refill it from the pile of cedar wood outside, and bring the heavily laden box back into the house. I was so insensitive and interested in the conversation in the kitchen, I sat there and let my beloved grandmother refill the kitchen wood box. I feel ashamed of myself and have regretted my omission for all of my life. I hope someday to ask for her forgiveness."

Tears were streaming down his face and he had difficulty speaking because he felt so sorry not helping his grandmother. It provided a great view of the absolute integrity of this beloved man. I learned so much from President Faust and grieve with millions of other Saints at his passing.

Jeff Hurst

President Faust was an exceptionally great man!! He will be sorely missed.

Ann

His work here is done. Thank you President Faust for your unwaivering testimony, your strong example and the love you have shown all of us. Your words here on earth will be a lasting example for us to live our lives by. We love you and will miss you - until we meet again.

Cordell Crawford Family in TN

We loved President Faust and will miss him. He has been a great influence in our lives. May his family be blessed in his temporary absense.

Francinete G. Amorim e fam´┐Żlia

Presidente Faust, quando recebi a notcia hoje do su falecimento, fiquei triste, mas pensei: ele j est junto do Senhor e Seus anjos. Tenho certeza disso, pois nos discursos dele ele demonstrava um grande conhecimento da Deidade.
Tenho certeza que o Senhor o recebeu de braos abertos. O Senhor abenoar a irm Ruth para que ela possa ter foras juntamente com sua famlia, para suportar a ausncia do seu marido, pai, av... querido.

Jo Morris

I loved President Faust and will truly miss him. I will remember for the rest of my life his story of not helping his Grandmother fill the wood bin when he easily could have and the tears that still brought to his eyes after all those years. It taught me a lot.

Peterson family

Pres. Faust has been an inspiration to us. He had a great way of teaching the gospel. We have appreciated his kind, gentle ways and will truly miss him. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and close friends and associates.

Francisco Cortes F

Una gran perdida, el Presidente Faust por muchos aos nos enseo y testifico sobre evangelio aun tengo en la retina su mensaje del perdon en la ultima conferencia general de la Iglesia, lo lamento mucho y oro para que su familia sea fortalecida

GC

his last talk on forgiveness was the best talk I have ever heard him give. it will always be in my memory. I will miss his calming spirit. my love and prayers go to his family.

Ann

His work here is done. Thank you President Faust for your unwaivering testimony, your strong example and the love you have shown all of us. Your words here on earth will be a lasting example for us to live our lives by. We love you and will miss you - until we meet again.

Caudle Family

Thank you for your service and wonderful example!
We love you and will miss you!

KAEN FERGUSON

I WILL ALWAYS REAMBER THE DAY I MET YOU, I LOVE YOU, GOD BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. TILL WE MEET AGAIN.

Kathy Gardiner

I'll never forget the talk he gave at Conference when he related the story of how his grandmother had asked him to bring in wood when he was a boy and he had failed to do it - later he saw her doing the task. Even as late in his life as it was when he told this story, he still wept at the thought of having let his grandmother down. What a dear soul and powefully humble leader. His goodness will be missed in this world and by all who knew him.

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