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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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I feel emptiness and sadness at President Hinckley's passing, but joy at the thought that he is now reunited with his beloved wife. This prophet and man of God was a huge inspiration to me to do better in my life. He seemed immortal to me and I wish he could be with us forever, although I began to sense his mortality during his remarks at the Christmas Devotional. I know President Hinckley is happy to be with Heavenly Father and He is happy to have our beloved President Hinckley back home. What an incredible prophet our world has been blessed with!

Matt F.

President Hinckley was a great man and I loved him very much. His life will serve as an example for my family forever.

tvb

President Hinckley: Thank you!

aubrey

i am ten years old and you're the only prophet i have known and love you so much you are always in my prayers.

Arizona

I just feel happy today: Happy he didn't have to lie in bed for a year waiting to die, happy he is reunited with his sweet wife, and happy he was the prophet my kids grew up with.

Non Member

What an outstanding example of class and dignity. I don't feel this is an issue about religion, but the state of Utah lost a wonderful advocate and world lost a humanitarian who probably did more for other people while he was Prophet than the United States has done in the past 50 years. I don't care if you believe in his faith or share the same opinions as members of the church but everyone should show the same amount of class and dignity that Gordon would show anyone else during a difficult time.

KC Burns Family

We celebrate and stand as witnesses of a life well lived in the service of God and mankind.
Let us honor his legacy by carrying on and seeing this great work through.
May God bless our Prophet and his family for his service to us all.
Thank You President Hinckley for drawing us closer to God.

Maria Luciene de Sousa

Sinto uma tristeza em meu corao pela perda do profeta, um grande homem. Seu semblante me transmitia uma paz, e seu sorriso uma segurana, que no necessitava de palavras para sentir o espirito.

Georgia Hanks Family

We have loved our dear prophet Gordon B. Hinckley and will always remember his gentle, kind, funny, sweet , dedicated spirit! He has been an inspiration and we have always felt the Holy Spirit when we listen to him speak. We are thankful for his service to the church. We are awed by his life and we love him and will miss him always! He is at peace and with his true love and our beloved Savior. What a comfort!

Luisa Rosales !!

Te extraremos nuestro amado Profeta .
Para siempre Dios este con Vos

Christian Navarro

It's a sad news. He was a great prophet of the Lord and he was an instrument of the Lord to bless to Church members throught of little temple's reveletion. I thank to God for the President Hinckley.

Tom McConell

President Hinckley lived his life as if in the image of Savior. President Hinckley will live on in me,as I live to be more like our Savior. I love President Hickley for that. What a great Prophet and Sear.I know that he will be working for us,with his beloved Marjorie, on the other side of the veil. That is just the kind of man he is. You are loved beyond measure.

Philadelphia Pennsylvania Stake

We mourn the loss of this great man and leader of the church but rejoice in his reunion with his family and colleagues. We offer condolences to his family as they mourn together with many around the world both inside and outside the church.

"Families can be together forever."

We read the Book of Mormon with him in 2005 and were blessed as we did it.

We are very thankful for his influence on our lives in many ways and I can hear him in my mind saying as it seemed he often said to the media about the teachings of the church, "Isn't it wonderful!"

Members of the church from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Stake

Bruce Barton

President Hinckley was a great Prophet. He will be missed by millions of people. I loved it when talked at Conferences. I send my sympathy to all his family and everyone in the world. I am so glad we had a wonderful prophet like President Hinckley.

Alum Jackson

A prophet of God with great vision. His exemplaty life is worthy to emulate. Happy re-union with your wife.

Best Family

President Hinckley was a great example of how to live, whethere you were of the LDS faith or not. It was remarkable how he could make friends no matter of religion, status in life, or knowledge. It was amazing that he could easily make friends with anybody regardless of if they were LDS, Catholic, or even Atheist. He will be greatly missed by the entire church, but can you imagine the reception he must have received in heaven?! He was a great man who was loved and will be very dearly missed by millions.

Osca Fenandez

Sin lugar a dudas es una perdida invaluable para la humanidad,pero un orgullo para mi haberlo conocido y haber escuchado sus palabras despues de estrecharle la mano. Lomas importante es recordar como vivio,y lo hizo dedicando toda su vida a la Obra de Jesucristo,de seguro tiene un lugar en la mansion celestial,recordemosle como lo que fue,un ejemplo para cada uno de nosotros y un hombre que disfrutaba de su llamamiento profetico.

Fam´┐Żlia Caetano - Brasil

We love President Hinckley. Thank you President Hinckley for all you gave this word.

Jessica

He has done so much for the going forth of the gospel to the world. I am so grateful for the courage and dedication to seek out those who haven't heard the gospel and to enrich their lives, and bring them joy. His sense of humor will be missed, but the memories will be in our hearts forever. He has the pure love of christ that he showed at all times, in all things, and in all places. He is at peace and is rejoicing with all those who have been blessed by his work on this earth.

James in Maine

He was a man that epitomized all that everyman should wish to emulate. Regardless if you are a member of the Church or not, he was and is a great role model.

For Members of the Church, say a prayer for whomever is next in line to fill a pair of shoes which may not be able to be adequately filled.

For non-members of the Church, as am I, pray that the next President is one who serves in such an admirable manner as did Mr. Hinckley. One who attempted to bridge the gap between members and non-members. One who may strive,with God's blessings , to be a role model for all men.

God Speed, Mr. Hinckley, God Speed.

JEM - Bangor, ME

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