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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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T Mariano

I am both broken hearted at President Hinckley's death and grateful for his life. He left this world a better place than he found it, and the world mourns his loss.

My favorite personal memory of him was in NYC at Radio City when the performing LDS youth, not wanting him to leave, spontaneously began singing "God be with You." Pres. Hinckley stopped his exit, turned around, and led the singing with his cane. We all felt loved.

New Jersey

Marnoh-Sesay family(Sierra Leone

His teachings were powerful and life changing. His life is an example to all mankind. Though we miss You President, we dont regret because your life was wonderfully spent. A true prophet of a true and restored church of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Brittany B.

It was his eyes that verified to me, almost a year ago now, that this church and gospel are not only true, but also gave me the resounding answer that yes, this church is truely led by a Prophet of God. I will always feel like President Hinckley was my prophet, the one there specially for me to answer tough questions like this. I have a great sense of peace in my faith that he is where he needs to be right now and that the next prophet that is called will carry on from where he left off.


Another corner turned. So many left behind. A sweet reunion and happy day.

LDS colombia

gracias por todo te amamos y te extraaremos.

R Msr

Gordon B Hinckley looked at life with faith and confidence. He quoted often II Tim 1.7 that God has not given us the spirit of fear but of faith and of a sound mind. Each person who lives here on earth stands for something whether good or evil. Pres Hinckley stood for consistency to DO the Lord's work as he was called forth to do (Jhn 15.16). His life, when younger, was forged out of the Depression Era. His children remember how he chronicled life in ref to the Depression Era and I think that lead to his optimism that things could always be worse than they are today as he reflected on harder times. He was one to turn his heart to his fore bearers and to remember them as he exemplified back in 1997 at the 150 yr celebration of the pioneers into the SL Valley during the days of 1847. He would want us each of us to step out into the STIFF wind of opportunity rather than to just hunker down and do nothing. Each of the 15 prophet's lives, in this dispensation, is like a favorable Westerly wind for each of us, rAm

Glenn T Pinder

As I sit here the tears run down my cheeks for the loss of a man who has been the standard of life. I know that other great men called by the Lord will take his place but his loss leaves a great hole in my life. I have seen many prophets come and go in my life, each one leaving a great legacy but President Hinckley has given much to church members and to the world that has made it a better place for all of us. I love you President Hinckley.

Valdosta, GA

Our lives are far better for knowing and learning from this great man. May we all strive to follow his wonderful example.

May God bless you and our great church President Hinckley!

Netherland Antilles Fam

We loved him and know he was ready to be with his wife. Bless the Hinckley Family, we love you too!


I am so grateful to have lived under his guidance and leadership. I am very happy that he is reunited with his beloved wife. How joyous their reunion. God bless him.

Barry Harmon

President Hinckley shines as an example to all of us. Farewell, President Hinckley, and thank you.


Our lives (my wife & I) have been greatly uplifted because of President Hinckley's spiritual leadership... Brother & Sister William F. Dixon-Raleigh, N.C.

Hector, From CHILE

Yo se que El es un Profeta de DIOS que fue al encuentro de su compaera eterna y a encontrarse cara a cara con el Salvador, se que DIOS vive que esta es su iglesia, que JESUCRISTO es mi salvador
agrdezco al Pte. Hinckley su amor y dedicacion a la obra del Seor en estos tiempos, su legado es inmenso, ojala todos los miembros del mundo sepan apreciarlo, en el nombre de JESUCRISTO

Don and Judith Whidbey Is. Wa.

Today our Grandson, Micheal Garner gave his Missonary farewell talk on the very day his beloved Prophet ended his mission. What a great and glorious day it is.My they both find the love amd welcome they seek when they arrive where the Lord has called them. Our prayers have been answered blessed be the lord and his servents. Enhoy your journey.


A nice man...on the surface but was so misled and misled so many people. You that are able to read this...Jesus Christ is King of kings and Lord of lords, He alone is the true Son of God and occupies the right side of the throne of His Father. Only in Jesus Christ is true salvation found, only through His blood is there forgiveness of sins. There is no other way in which to be reconciled unto God. Jesus Christ said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life and no man comes to the Father but through ME." Today Gordon Hinckley knows the Truth that could have set him free. There is no other way!!! God demonstrated His love to this world through His Son and only through His Son, Jesus Christ. Don't argue with me if you don't agree...its God who ordained His plan of salvation.

Thomassen Family

We Love you our Prophet and thank you for all that you did for us. I sang " We thank thee Oh God for a Prophet" last night when we heard the news. We will truly miss you! We pray for your family and hope they will be able to bare this with the strength of God above. Take care our Friend..... Know that we love you so much!

Lisa in Tulsa

What a wonderful man and example of how we should all live. His humble attitude and beautiful words touched the heart of my husband and he made the decision to enter the waters of baptism. We are an eternal family now. He will be missed. Our prayers are with his family and all of the leaders of the church. His earthly voice may be silenced so a time but I take grear comfort in the knowledge of what he may be doing and who is has been reunited with at this time.

Livesay Family

We are so grateful for his life of service. We love and praise this great Prophet of our Heavenly Father.

Livesay Family in Virginia

Virginia, USA

This was a good, good, man. We were blessed to have him with us for so long.

Heidi in Arkansas

When he was called as a counselor in 1981 (when I was 11), little did he know how the impact he would have on all of our lives! He has been around for soooooo long, and we love him so much!! He will be truly missed! We Thank Thee oh God for a Prophet!!

Our thoughts & prayers will be with the Hinckley family at this time...

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