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Published: Friday, Aug. 10 2007 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Nick Newman-South Jordan, UT

Not only was President Faust a humble, kind man whose teachings should be emulated by all (read his talk on forgiveness again and his last article in the Ensign... you can never go wrong), but, like most of the First Presidency and the Twelve, had a humor that was completely his own.
My favorite memory of President Faust did not come from General Conference or the Ensign, but from something he said in the Church film, "Special Witness of Jesus Christ".I will never forget the first time I heard his testimony of the Savior while he was walking on the old foundation stones of the original Nauvoo temple. His humility was amazing. He emphasized that he was an ordinary man, with an extraordinary calling, then bore his testimony of Jesus Christ. My hair still stands on the back of my neck when I remember how he said that while he cannot speak of experiences deeply sacred, he said he knew of a certain surety that Jesus Christ lives, while staring directly into the camera. Look at his eyes. He knows. He probably has seen Him.
One of God's mouthpieces regretfully has passed, but thank heaven he is in a better place, where he can have a joyful reunion with those who have gone on before him...

Samuel Puchoc

I love to the servant of the Lord. President James E. Faust. he was like a Dad for me in every Conference when i listened his words.
my family and I love you. and praye with your family.

Familia Puchoc Lavado

Henrique Vepo

Pres Faust, He was loved by the Brazlian people, He served the Lord with all heart and his power, He knew us, we will miss him. Our condolences for his family. We pray for them be conforted.

Vepo Family - Florianopolis/SC - Brazil.

Sister Caroca From Chile

Thanks elder Faust for you extraordinary work in the church. We love, elder
Blessing for your family, from Chile.

Escober Family, Philippines

We will miss President Faust and his teachings. He has been an inspiration and a great example for all fathers in the world. We thank God for his life of service and commitment.

Anita Burbano

I love President Faust, I love his his perfect example of goodness, kindness, happiness . He is a Holy man and Ill miss him forever but my heart will always be greatful for his graet teachings.I pray for his family to feel peace and comfort.

Stoddard Family

Truly a great leader who was given what appeared to be a new lease on life when called to be Pres. Hinckley's counselor. I met him in 1990 when I brought a group of Soviet dignitaries to Salt Lake City. The Church requested to host them at a luncheon. Elder Faust, then not of the First Presidency, was our host. He told me he was the host because he was the only member of the 12 weak in health so he had to stay in town. Self effacing as usual. But he looked so weak. When he was called to be in the First Presidency I couldn't help but be shocked by how much better he looked. And, in fact, he looked far better these past 15 years than that day with the Soviets in SLC. We're grateful the Lord nourished and revived this good and talented leader.

Elizabeth Botar

President Faust taught by example of how to live a life focused on God and family and he touched us all and he will be deeply missed. I heard him give a conference talk once, years ago, and his love for people and the Lord shone on his face and his voice rang with the truth of his convictions. We are all blessed in that at least his words are still with us. My deepest condolences to his family.

Makati 1st Ward

President James Esdras Faust has been a perfect instrument of Jesus Christ. We will Never forget His teachings. (",)

Andrew & Blaire Ostler

We were blessed to have him for all these years. What a great leader he is, we loved hearing him speak. What a great example he set as a true apostle of our Savior. May the Lord bless his family at this time and may we always remember the teachings of this great man.

Dorothy Corralez

I joined the church in 1998. President Faust has been a guide and a comfort to me over the years. He always inspired me to live a better life, in a quiet, gentle way. I remember watching one of my first General Conferences and he related the Flexible Flyer story. One of my all time favorites. I have it in a binder and read it every Christmas with my family. He always had a way of showing us how to live the gospel in ways that were doable. I will miss him. My love and heart go out to his family and all that mourn his passing...He was truly a man of God.

bob p

I've never had a grandfather in this life, if i had the chance i would loved for president James Faust to have filled the empty spot in my heart for a loving grandfather, i will miss his kind and loving spirit, this last conference talk on forgiveness was one that will touch my heart forever truly was a apostle and prophet, I'm thankful for the conference dvds, i shall always be able to see him and listen to his inspired words, we love you,and pray for the spirit of comfort and peace to be with your family.


This is so sad. I just flew home and found out. What a sad day indeed.

Denise Maseuli, Rescue CA

What a great man! He was such a great speaker with such a soothing voice. I just loved hearing him speak so sweetly about his wife. Wow! I'm so happy for him that he's with her now. He will be missed here.

Tom Owen

President Faust's most recent comments on forgiveness will be words many of us will always remember. A man you could tell was forgving of all.

Bruce Osborne

We never did meet in person, but I felt very close to President Faust when he gave his talks. I will surely miss seeing him and hearing him in the next general conference. He was one of my favorite speakers. I will never forget his last talk on forgiveness. I will miss him dearly, but I will remember him always.

Sidney Ward, Dayton Ohio East Stake

Howell Family

How great it is to have the 12 aposiles guide us all thank you pre Faust for serving a great misson on earth and loveing us all.you will be missed we love you and your family.

Kathy England

I love President Faust! We will all miss him and remember his humility, kindness, sweet humor, forgivness and peace. My love and thanks goes to you, Sister Faust and your family! May the Lord comfort and bless each of you.

Jensen Family

My love for the gospel was fueled by his general conference addresses. Our family and I will miss him greatly. We send our love and sincere gratitude for the entire Faust family. May the peace and comfort of our Lord be with you always.

Elder & Sister Whipperman

We were saddened to hear of the loss of President Faust. What a wonderful, Christ-centered life he lived!
He was always a perfect example to all of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with his outstanding family. Please know of our love and respect for this great man. Rijeka, Croatia

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