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

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Callie Perkins

I had the privilege of meeting President Faust at a funeral I performed in when I was 10, and have always had a special place in my heart for him and the messages he taught in the years since. I often reflect on his sweet, kind words that day, and will miss his gentle messages in the years to come. Until we meet again, I will miss him.

K. Gregory

Thank you, for your life Brother Faust.

Gl�ria Spat Albino

Presidente Faust, me sinto privilegiada por ter te conhecido pessoalmente e ter convivido com voc. Sempre te admirei muito por toda sua dedicao ao evangelho, por sua f e testemunho, por seu amor ao povo de Deus e por seu amor ao Brasil. Desejo muita fora minha querida irm Ruth. Que o amor do Senhor esteja com toda a famlia.

Jenny

My bishop growing up was President Faust's body guard. We were blessed to hear experiences our bishop had while in the presence of this great man. I feel like I knew President Faust and was able to shake his hand on many occasions as he visited our bishops family often. He will be missed. My heart goes out to his family and friends. I know the entire church considered him a friend. I am sure there is a great reunion in Heaven this morning. I hope I can live worthy to shake his hand again someday...

Elzimar

I believe that sure that saints all over the world will miss President Faust but I'm specially grateful for his service, leadership and love to the people in Brazil. We love you Pres. Faust! Our prayers and thoughts go out to the Faust Family. May the Lord relieve them!

Bro Butler

A gentle giant among men! I truly love President Faust, his example of righteousness and his great teachings. Our lives have been blessed because of him. I pray for all his family who miss him so much at this time. I'm grateful for the testimony he shared so powerfully of life everlasting and the love our Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ have for us. I will miss him in conference but remember him always.

Matt Bunker

Thank you for your life.

Ismael Guerra III

President Faust was and still is an awesome man.He new how to teach the gospel in a way that many would be able to understand and put it in our lives.May we all remember the teaching and the kind of man he was.I send my love and condolences to his family. God be with u till we meet again, my brother

Manning Family

What a great example he has been for our youth. After attending a General Priesthood Session our youngest son once mentioned, "How can a man so old know what a deacon needs to hear? He's gotta be a servant of the Lord". All I could say was, "He is".

Paul Allen

I met President Faust as a young missionary in Brazil when we had Thanksgiving dinner with him in 1975. He shared stories and feelings and most importantly his testimony with us. He has alwsys been one of my favorites. He will be missed!

Elzimar

I believe that sure that saints all over the world will miss President Faust but I'm specially grateful for his service, leadership and love to the people in Brazil. We love you Pres. Faust! Our prayers and thoughts go out to the Faust Family. May the Lord relieve them!

Alan Gray

President Faust may best be remembered for the wonderful sermon on Forgiveness given at the April 2007 General conference.

Those who wish to honor his work and legacy would be well advised to follow the admonitons made in that great talk.

Leigh Wright

He was a great man called of God, he will be missed dearly, his testimony will carry on, not only in this life but the next. I always enjoyed listening to him speak at Conference. My life has been greatly blessed by his testimony and example. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and to all those he touched all over the world.

The Healing Power of Forgiveness

As a life long member of the Church, perhaps no other talk touched me more deeply than Elder Faust's final conference address, "The Healing Power of Forgiveness". Elder Faust was a wise, gifted, and insightful speaker. But his messages carried meaning to me because of who he was - not jut what he said. He seemed to be innately in tune with circumstances of our time, including our need to repent, forgive and live the "Weightier Matters of the Law". In that address, Elder Faust reminded us that,

" Jesus introduced a higher and more difficult standard of human conduct. It is simpler as well as more difficult because it focuses on internal rather than external requirements: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. 3 Love your neighbor as yourself. 4 When smitten, turn the other cheek. 5 When asked for a coat, give your cloak also. 6 Forgive, not just once but seventy times seven. 7 This was the essence of the new gospel. There was more emphasis on do than do not. More moral agency was given to each of us."

How I will miss Elder Faust.

The Healing Power of Forgiveness

As a life long member of the Church, perhaps no other talk touched me more deeply than Elder Faust's final conference address, "The Healing Power of Forgiveness". Elder Faust was a wise, gifted, and insightful speaker. But his messages carried meaning to me because of who he was - not jut what he said. He seemed to be innately in tune with circumstances of our time, including our need to repent, forgive and live the "Weightier Matters of the Law". In that address, Elder Faust reminded us that,

" Jesus introduced a higher and more difficult standard of human conduct. It is simpler as well as more difficult because it focuses on internal rather than external requirements: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. 3 Love your neighbor as yourself. 4 When smitten, turn the other cheek. 5 When asked for a coat, give your cloak also. 6 Forgive, not just once but seventy times seven. 7 This was the essence of the new gospel. There was more emphasis on do than do not. More moral agency was given to each of us."

How I will miss Elder Faust.

Mark North

My deepest condolences and love to the Faust family during this time of separation. President Faust lived a life worthy of emulation. May we always remember his kind face and gentle words of inspiration to follow the Savior.

H. Abreu

I still remember President Faust's visit to our ward when I was a new member. His closing, simple testimony of our savior Jesus Christ was so powerful that I felt it like a physical presence and it brought tears to my eyes. Our families prayers go out to the Faust family.

Glen Evans

Elder Faust had a surpringly gentle way, a great grandfatherly influence of wisdom and kindness. We found ourselves touched and influenced by his words. How can this be? Perhaps it is because there is and was a certain noble goodness about the man that endeared him to us. He influenced, taught, lifted us...in ways we did not expect. We don't know much, but we know this man was a servant, a godly man. We did not know him. He did not know us. Yet his influence remains. And, so, we love him.

Andrea James

From all my family in South Africa, heartfelt condolences to the Faust family. Pres Faust was a powerful influence in my life. He is a great man and I don not doubt that he now dwells in the presence of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

August Miller

I had just finished taking President Hinckley's portrait and was kneeling down packing my gear up outside in the hallway when I felt a very strong hand on my shoulder and then someone reached around and began stroking my beard in a teasing fashion. I looked up to see President Faust smiling down at me. He didn't say a word. But I said, yes I know I need to shave it off. And I did. That was the type of man he was, gentle, yet persuasive. That was not my only encounter with President Faust over the years, but certainly one of the most memorable. I know he has left a lasting legacy with his poignant, inspiring words and counsel. Our lives have been blessed because of him.

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