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LDS president met call with humility, vigor

Published: Monday, Jan. 28 2008 12:00 a.m. MST

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Ken & Sandi Holady

Our prayers go out to the Hinckley family. Our family,our Church have lost a great leader,a good man, a Prophet of God! He has served with humility, honor,and integrity. Surely there is great joy and rejoicing beyond the veil this night as his spirit is reunited with his wonderful companion, Marjorie. Till we meet again, Dear President.

Bryce Haymond

We thank thee, O God, for a prophet!


We were so sad & shocked to hear that our sweet prophet passed away. We love him so very much and thank our Heavenly Father daily for him and for his service and love for us. We will miss his sense of humor and the wave of his cane. What a great reunion he must be having. Thank you for all the beautiful temples. We will miss you. We will continue to follow your teachings and example.

Keith H.

Truly the Heavens weep at the passing of this great man. I know I feel his loss. Godspeed President Hinckley, you truly are one of God's Elect.


You are loved by all President Hinckley and I'll miss your sweet smiles and inspirational messages. I can only imagine what your "home coming" was like. I am so happy for you and enjoy your happiness for the eternities. You've earned it!

You are an inspiration to us all! Thank you!

LDS Family

President Hinckley, Thank you for your love, your humor and for your life! You will be greatly missed! May the Lord's blessings be upon your family. We love you!

Gunthers-Imperial CA

We will miss Pres. Hinckley. His book "Standing For Something" was simply a recipe for a successful living.

Elder Despain

Im proud to have been a missionary called to serve by that great Prophet.

Jones Family in Arizona

I received a phone call that interupted a very noisy family gathering in my living room. It was amazing how the room fell silent at the news. He was an amazing man full of warmth and strenght. I remember him as the first of our prophets to ever be interviewed by the news media. He did much better answering media trick questions than our presidential candidates do and this was a man is his 90's!!!! This man was a testimony in itself of the church..

Austin Ashcraft

"Yea, verily, verily I say unto you, if all men had been, and were, and ever would be like unto Gordon B. Hinckley, behold, the very powers of hell would have been shaken forever; yea, the devil would never have power over the hearts of the children of men."

Alma 48:17


I'm glad for him. He worked SOOOOO hard while he was here. He deserves what I hope is a nice break for him before Heavenly Father gives him is next calling. I know that he is incredibly happy to be with his dear wife again. He was blessed with a special love for the Saints. I had the privilege of looking him in the eye, and his eyes seemed to say, "I love you." I'm sure that he said that same thing to every Saint he could.

Jeannie in Arkansas

The LDS members in Arkansas will miss Pres. Hinckley. He was a man of wit and wisdom, who reached out to the media and to people of all faiths and walks of life. He has set a marvelous example for the next LDS President to follow.


President Hinkley you will be missed by members and non members alike. You were truly one of Heavenly Fathers valiant leaders and you had such a sweet sense of humor as well. I know you are with your sweet wife, Marjorie right now. You were such a sweet couple and you truly loved each other that was very evident. My regards to the Hinkley Family at your loss of a father and grandfather.


The world grew a little bit colder.
The Sky grew a little more gray.
The Air grew a little bit colder.
For the Prophet of God Passed Away.

But let not your heart now be troubled.
The true church of Christ will press on.
Others will rise up and follow.
Even though our dear Prophet is gone.

We love you President Hinckley! May your incredible spirit never leave us...

Heather Scott

We loved President Hinckley! But what happy reunion for him and his sweet wife. Bitter sweet for all of us.

Elder Butler- NZWM

I am so thankful to live while President Hinckley was a Prophet of the Lord's Church. Many lives have been blessed through this great Prophet. I will always remember him and the great things he did.

Blair Wood Family

He gave us the Six Be's. Be Grateful, Be Smart, Be Clean, Be True, Be Humble and Be Prayerful. All teachings that he lived by example through out his life! He was called by GOD to lead us in these latter days! Not a product of society or a cult religon but truly a man of GOD full of love, compasion, honesty and integrity! Thank you Pres. Hinckley for making your life your testimony and giving us a Prophetic witness that GOD lives and that Jesus is the Christ and that this is their work!


We will never be able to thank President Hinckley enough for all that he did for the church and for us individually. He was truly led by Jesus Christ and gave us direction and insights we could not have gained in any other way.

Thank you, President Hinckley! We love you!

AnthonyCRunsThrough Frazer MT

I am saddened by the loss of this great prophet of God. My heart goes out to his family, may God and Christ's healing balm of love comfort them at this time of mourning.
My heart also goes out in prayer for President Monson that he will be lifted up and sustained to rise to God and Christ's new calling to him.
President Hinckley will be missed, but it is with gladness to know that he is will his dear wife now, what a wonderful reunion that was.

Wendy B.

We will miss his sense of humor and the love he has for everyone. Now he can be with his wife for eternity. A good and great man with a good and great legacy.

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