LDS President Gordon B. Hinckley dies at age 97

LDS president met call with humility, vigor


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  • nikki
    Oct. 17, 2008 12:58 p.m.

    i miss grandma leatutufu so much i wish she was still here i moved on to 11th grade it fun and im a high school football team quater back lanis daughter nikki leatutufu laita.

  • Robert Smithee
    Sept. 21, 2008 2:12 a.m.

    We miss you, President Hinckley. Thank you for your great example of service. Thank you for leading the church. And thanks for your prophetic advice: the stormy financial weather you mentioned years ago is here now. The future seems uncertain. We miss your optimistic and positive outlook.

  • Tresa
    April 22, 2008 10:41 a.m.

    i wish he was still Here

  • sister Nakahashi
    April 17, 2008 12:34 p.m.

    President. I still remember the moment when I was in MTC. The spirit was very strong I had ever experienced. Thank you so much for everything you had done for us. I love you, President.

  • Shelle
    March 31, 2008 6:46 p.m.

    President Hinckley was a great leader and Prophet of our Church. God needs him now. We have been blessed to have such a great man to be our Prophet. He will be missed by many.

  • Travis Cullimore
    Feb. 29, 2008 8:52 a.m.

    He was a Extreamly great guy. He inspired me to be a better person, and i will always love him for that!!

  • Mario Campis
    Feb. 20, 2008 12:02 p.m.

    President Hickley is not died to me he is alive with in our hearts. He was a great man and will always be admire by my family.We love you and will carry you with in our hearts and homes. See you again President Hickley until then farewell.

  • madie
    Feb. 17, 2008 11:52 a.m.

    He was a great leader and always will remain in our hearts.

  • janah arellano
    Feb. 13, 2008 1:32 p.m.

    thank you for your of service president hinckley.por la inspiracion y dedicacion al seor y su gran amor por nuestro bello pais chile, que el seor bendiga a su familia en estos momentos.con amor siempre. janaharellano@hotmail.com

  • Madison Scott
    Feb. 12, 2008 8:20 p.m.

    President Hinckley was a great man. He will always have a speial plae in my heart. He was loved and cared for by a lot of us. I would just say thank you to him. Thank You

  • charles and debbie hubler
    Feb. 12, 2008 9:52 a.m.

    Since joining our church we learned a lot we love to hear pres. Hinkley speak.We will miss him rest in peace and in gods full glory.

  • annonymous
    Feb. 11, 2008 10:56 p.m.

    I too would like to thank you for being the christ like example of this generation.What a marvelous oppurtunity .

  • Rachel
    Feb. 11, 2008 3:53 p.m.

    When my uncle called and said the news, I cryed all night. Gordon B. Hinkley has been the prophet all of all of my life. I will miss him dearly. What a sweet guy. I remeber my first confrence. He walked in and the crowed hushed. He waved his cane at us and walked to his seat. He was such a good guy and I only hope that I will love President Monson as much as I love President Hinckley. I feel bad for his family and I hope that they will be okay.

  • moroni
    Feb. 6, 2008 9:36 p.m.

    he still speaks from the graved

  • Scott from Bountiful
    Feb. 6, 2008 8:26 a.m.

    I love you president. You are at peace now. Thank you for your life and service to the world. God be with you till we meet again.

  • Mary. Kiatoa
    Feb. 5, 2008 4:51 p.m.

    Thank you for your teachings.
    I will always remember the doctrines and

  • Bwauro.I
    Feb. 5, 2008 4:48 p.m.

    Rest in Peace. You have been a great Prohet

  • Burbanks from Alaska
    Feb. 4, 2008 6:36 p.m.

    Thanks for being such a great example. We love you and will miss you a lot.

  • L.Bartlett
    Feb. 4, 2008 3:52 p.m.

    Pres. Hinckley, youll be deeply loved and missed! Words cannot express the gratitude we felt for all your accomplishments in bringing millions of members unto Christ. Your wit, optimism, and sense of humor and the examples you've shown will always be an inspiration to many. Your legacy will always instill in our hearts. Our tears of sadness also means joy of knowing you are reuniting with your wife and will have a great reception. To the Hinckley family, our thought and prayers are with you. Please accept our deepest sympathies.

    To the Hinckley family, our thought and prayers are with you. Please accept our deepest sympathies.

    From Meye-Bartlett Family

  • Bosquet family,Mauritius
    Feb. 3, 2008 5:25 a.m.

    President Hinkley You had been a great Leader with humor and we can feel love in the way you had lead the church with inspiration.By your example and your courage you had change many peoples lives and families.You will be always in our heart.

  • Robert L. Knudsen
    Feb. 2, 2008 10:14 p.m.

    President Hinckley,Was The Kind Of person we should all try to be like.He Was truely a man following in the footsteps of our Lord.

  • bob =seattle
    Feb. 2, 2008 6:55 p.m.

    A toast to the life and times of our beloved prophet..May heaven need you as much as we have-Amen

  • Aud-Pod
    Feb. 2, 2008 5:23 p.m.

    We love you President Hinckley. You were a wonderful man who served many. How I, a youth, shall miss you. My first prophet, live on.

  • Gary Krei
    Feb. 1, 2008 8:36 p.m.

    I was about ready to write that I never knew President Hinckley personally. However, anyone who had ever heard him speak or had the wonderful experience of being in the same building as this great man knew him personally. Such was the way he affected all with his radiant sense of humor and captivating smile. A great man, a wonderful prophet, a child of God. The heaven's rejoice, the earth weeps at his passing. Yet we know that we will meet again. That is the message he left with us all. Eternity awaits all who are faithful. Our prayer's are with the Hinckley family. Our prayer's also are with President Monson, his is a mission that needs our sustaining vote, and our continued support. God bless you all.

  • One of the greatest ever
    Feb. 1, 2008 2:17 p.m.

    God bless President Hinkley. I would love to have been there on the other side when you met those waiting for you. I must be a fantastic reunion!

  • In memory
    Jan. 31, 2008 9:17 p.m.

    Gordon B.Hinkley was born on this earth to live
    His special mission, to love and to give.
    He was raised in the LDS throng,
    His work through so he couldn't stay long.
    Don't cry for our prophet, put a smile on your face
    He's up in heaven in Christ's loving embrace.
    If you listen real closely then maybe you'll hear it,
    The prophets loving voice being bourn by the spirit.
    Keep the commandments and stay free from sin,
    I love you so much, AND WE WILL MEET AGAIN.
    L. Nielsen 2008

  • bob
    Jan. 31, 2008 7:41 p.m.

    President Hinkley was such agood prophet. He was the person who encouraged me to read the book of mormon and I thank him for that. Thank You presedent Hinkley for your service. Your family is in my prayers.

  • heather duncanson from tx.
    Jan. 31, 2008 7:19 p.m.

    dear hinckley family i am so sorry for loss he is in a better place with his wife,

  • Doug Ward
    Jan. 31, 2008 6:25 p.m.

    Life is for the living and President Hinckley lived his a fully as one can. He touched many in ways that have changed them forever. He is already missed but the Lord has prepared a strong leader to step into his place.

  • Palomares family
    Jan. 31, 2008 4:04 p.m.

    Dear president Hinckle, thank you for your years of service, for your love and good example. We are going to miss you so much. Well always love you.

  • The Lion
    Jan. 31, 2008 4:07 p.m.

    President Hinckley would be the first to admit that he taught nothing new or profound or revolutionary. Everything he taught he got from Jesus, who is the real head of the Church. Although President Hinckley was a great administrator of a physical organization, let's please not forget who we worship and why -- lest our enemies find fault with our misplaced "hero-worship" and we give them evidence for the accusation.

  • Gasparino - Pelotas/Brazil
    Jan. 31, 2008 4:43 a.m.

    I will feel lack of the teachings of pre. hinckley, but I know that it this in the perpetual dwelling. I know that it lives. Morni 8:3

  • Vaha & Suli Ma'ake-MA'AKE FAMILY
    Jan. 31, 2008 2:50 a.m.


    What a great loss to the world! His marvelous works,affections and advises have permanently treasured in our hearts and from our generation to our kids generations will be remembered.

    I have taught myself with your 5B's speech and succeed! I am now teaching this principles to my children and I am sure my children will pass it to their children!

    You are a great leader, great prophet, great light, great father, great man and a great example!

    We love you so...dearly and our condolences and sympathy to your family.


  • The Ephraimite
    Jan. 31, 2008 1:55 a.m.

    In shock here in the isles of the sea. What a man!

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 31, 2008 12:02 a.m.

    I thank thee God for this prophet. I mean that.

  • xavier
    Jan. 30, 2008 11:35 p.m.

    Congelese LDS, I have read many of his discourses.
    he teached me important lessons of life.

  • Corey W. Vernon
    Jan. 30, 2008 8:15 p.m.

    Eventhough, I have never Met President Hinckley, I will always Remember his Smile and the words he gave to all of us, Whenever Conference time comes around, I will Alwayd keep him in my Heart as he is a Prophet of God.

  • lovelylady08
    Jan. 30, 2008 7:27 p.m.

    i didn't meet the prophet but i always make sure i attend every conference so i could listen to his voice. When i have the chance to meet him in the spirit world i would personally thank him for what he did to me and to the whole world.My family has been blessed becuase of him. He may be thousands of miles away from me but his exmaple has penetrated into my heart. I love Pres. Hinckley and glad that he already met Sis. Hincley

  • Unknown Friend
    Jan. 30, 2008 7:18 p.m.

    A great man
    Unmatched in Christian service
    On wings of glory to God

  • J Lundell
    Jan. 30, 2008 6:28 p.m.

    As a rank and file member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who was only in President Hinckley's presence a couple of times, I would just like to say (borrowing from Brigham Young), "I feel like shouting Hallelujah every time I think that I had the privilege of knowing Gordon B. Hinckley, the Prophet."

  • John
    Jan. 30, 2008 6:04 p.m.

    God bless Gordon B. Hinckley. He was the prophet during many of the significant events of my life and is a great example to me.

    I met President Hinckley in the Salt Lake Temple just before I left on a 2 year mission. It was a great faith building experience that I will remember all of my life.

    He will be missed but I'm sure he's hard at work on the other side (Alma 34:34).

  • sam and mae swindle
    Jan. 30, 2008 5:53 p.m.

    he was a kind,humble man.he taught us that love and service to all mankind was better than preaching without practise or doctrine without doing. we love you.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 30, 2008 3:42 p.m.

    Pres was a great man.

  • The Robinsons,Manchester England
    Jan. 30, 2008 2:06 p.m.

    A lovely humble man who inspired and led by example. We will miss bright eyes and sweet smile as he is reunited with his loved ones. Til we meet again.

  • lds
    Jan. 30, 2008 2:02 p.m.

    A man who gave until the end. God bless you from the Southerners.

  • AlAngelus
    Jan. 30, 2008 12:03 p.m.

    He performed a great work in temple building. The whole world has been blessed by the power that comes from the Houses of the Lord. Indeed "a wonderful work and a wonder".

  • Jayziel Mesde, Philippines
    Jan. 30, 2008 11:43 a.m.

    I never had the chance of seeing Pres. Hinckley in person but I've felt like I knew him like my own father. I am now 20 years old and almost all my life I have heard inspirational messages from him like he was talking to me in person. I can see the sincerity and truthfulness of his words though we are thousand miles away. I was really sad for a lost of a Great prophet and President of the church but also am happy for him because he finally had the chance to be with his loving wife. He is indeed a GREAT MAN who inspired many lives and who had helped the church to reach its growth.
    A picture of him in our home acts as a constant reminder of his counsels and had brought peacefulness in our family.

    I love him and He will always be remembered.. A GREAT PROPHET who served a good life for 97 years! We Love you so much..

    Till we meet again, Pres. Hinckley!

  • carmella
    Jan. 30, 2008 9:31 a.m.

    he was a wonderful man and he will be missed but i also no in my heart that he is in a better place.

  • Luerssen Family, SLC
    Jan. 30, 2008 8:46 a.m.

    Truly a beloved prophet we all will miss, but at the same time we rejoice with him as he enters his well earned rest to be reunited to his eternal wife. May the grace of God flow forever upon him and his family for the great witness he has given this world of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen.

  • Vanetta Lunn
    Jan. 30, 2008 8:25 a.m.

    President Hinckley was a great Prophet. I enjoyed hearing him speak. He will be missed all the way. He is now with his beloved wife. I send my sympathy to all the family.

    Jan. 30, 2008 8:09 a.m.

    How we will miss our wonderful friend! We have loved him so much; moreover, he loved us all. God bless and comfort the Hinckley family, and God bless our new Prophet.

  • AnhMinh Tran, CA
    Jan. 30, 2008 7:29 a.m.

    It hards for me to say goodbye to our Beloved Prophet -President Golden B. Hinckley..Then I know that we all will meet again and be together forever...We are so blessed to lead by you..We love you. Your last speech on Jan 13 2008 in Garden Grove Stake Conference seem for me personal...You know what we need as Our Father knows.We love you

  • Fred Harris
    Jan. 30, 2008 7:11 a.m.

    I am 4th generation LDS,I have a lot of pride of my
    ancesters,they endured to the end!!! Brother Hinkley
    has been the most industerous,and results oriented
    President of our church, with the exception of Josef
    Smith,who restablished the true church in these latter days. I have seen President Hinkley at our
    conferances,and read all the good things he acomp-
    lished during his liftime. Being a faithful servant
    of the Lord,these many years, brother Hinkley will be remembered as being "Faithful to the end". I truly am blessed to be a member of the LDS church.We
    have to do our own good deeds,and endure to the end.
    I feel it has been my pleasure to have known such a man, and being on earth when he was showing every-
    one the true meaning of love,devotion,and being selfless in all things he attempted(brother Hinkley)
    Good health,bad health didn't even slow brother Hinkley down,he will be rembered and missed by mill-
    ions of people,reguardless of religion or purpose.
    Thank you brother Hinkley for your examples to live
    by!!!Truly a messenger of God!!!

  • melody Fear
    Jan. 30, 2008 7:04 a.m.

    I will definitely miss him. He was a great prophet, seer & revelator. During his lifetime as President of the Church he has done a lot for me. I have been sealed to my husband and my parents at the Palmyra Temple which he dedicated. It has been the greatest honor to know the beloved Prophet of the Church. I am sure President Monson will carry on his beloved work.

  • Alice pereira
    Jan. 30, 2008 6:56 a.m.

    For hinckeley ..
    More I can say is he is no longer among us?
    (I carega it me forever, and its teachings also)
    I love the prophet!
    (Cable) pernambuco-Brazil

    Love be lds!!

  • Jheniffer Porto
    Jan. 30, 2008 6:38 a.m.

    Eternamente serei grata pelos seus ensinamentos que me fizeram me achegar amis ao Salavdor Jesus Cristo, lembrarei sempre o amor que serviu nesse chamado beneficando a todos os filhos de Deus.
    Amamos voc nosso querido profeta e saiba que dentro de nossos coraes ser eterno.

    Jheniffer Porto
    vitria -ES

    Jan. 29, 2008 11:27 p.m.

    Iam truely going to miss him He was the one who edvised me to return to church when i wrote to him 4 yrs ago.I followed his work for a very long time i read mostly all his books He is truly going to be missed by me. ALBERTO TORRES ALLENTOWN PA,

  • The Greenwald Family
    Jan. 29, 2008 9:31 p.m.

    We will miss out prophet greatly but his work he was done. It is now up to us to continue. Our prayers are with his family.

  • Paul
    Jan. 29, 2008 9:13 p.m.

    He was a great man and hes know happy he gets to be with his wife and i bet u hes with Joseph Smith right know talking with Jesus Christ.. He was a very spiritual person

  • Lauren
    Jan. 29, 2008 9:04 p.m.

    I was shocked when I heard that our beloved prophet died on Sunday. I knew that he was getting very old, but it almost seemed like he would live forever on the earth! He's the only prophet I can ever remember and I will miss him dearly. But I can't help but to feel overjoyed knowing that he is with his family that has waited so long to finally see him again. We love you, President Hinckley, and you will be missed.

  • Jared and Janelle Tonks, NYC
    Jan. 29, 2008 8:46 p.m.

    If we could all say that we have accomplished a quarter of what President Hinckley did we would have lived a meaningful life. We'll miss him!

  • Marlon Ordonez
    Jan. 29, 2008 8:12 p.m.

    As a convert of age 14, i and my converting family are truly growing eternally. My prayers 2d Hinkley family, will miss his accountance. I love the restoration "The Church of JesusChrist of Latter day Saints". :)...age21 and goin on a mission soon! keep it up saints!

  • Bengal Fan
    Jan. 29, 2008 8:06 p.m.

    I love this man with all my heart.
    When he died I felt like someone had put their hand inside of me and pulled something right out. Words can't describe how much we all loved him and looked up to his incredible knowledge and example.
    We will never forget President Gordon B. Hinckley.
    I know that he was a TRUE PROPHET OF GOD!

  • Amy
    Jan. 29, 2008 8:06 p.m.

    Thank you for showing us what it truly means to endure to the end. God be with you until we meet again.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 29, 2008 6:40 p.m.

    President Hinkley will be missed, especially by me. But I can't help seeing a picture in my mind of him with his wife, whom he loved so dearly. He has returned home with honor, to his Father in heaven, and his beloved wife. When I morn it is only for my own loss, for I know he is so very much happier where he is. Thanks for all the good work you did President Hinkley, and especially for your trip to Tasmania. It was a small thing, a small place, but it meant so much.

  • John Lee
    Jan. 29, 2008 5:49 p.m.

    What a mounument of a man! I will miss his love and his example. I wish his family the best and thank you President Hinckley for everything.

  • K. Cochran
    Jan. 29, 2008 5:38 p.m.

    I can only imagine that, President Hinckley's death was very much like the day Jesus Christ died. The world mouurned for our elder brother as many of us are mourning for our Prophet. God bless his family and all the members of our Church. May we continue to have faith and stand tall. We loved our Prophet so very much and listened to his words of wisdom and his revelations from Heavenly Father.

  • Nona P
    Jan. 29, 2008 5:26 p.m.

    I knew the day was near at hand that he would be called home. I will miss him and his wonderful sense of humor, as well as his many years of guidance and direction he has given us. I pray for comfort for his family.
    I love this magnificent man who was a great example to all mankind. He will be sorely missed by me.
    I am grateful to have known him as my prophet !!

  • Amelia Hancock
    Jan. 29, 2008 5:25 p.m.

    President Hinckley has truly blessed all members of the Church in building up of the Kingdom by building so many Temples. He has personally blessed my life and those of may ancestors by doing so! Whenever, I take their names I will that of him. I loved his sense of humor and his smile. My prayers are with his family and friends.

  • Lisa
    Jan. 29, 2008 4:58 p.m.

    We will sure miss our beloved Prophet, My thought & prayers go out to his Family in their time off need.

  • Lisa
    Jan. 29, 2008 5:00 p.m.

    I really thought that it was a neat thing that the people in the Salt Lake & Utah county school did to honor President Hinckley at the time of his death I was really neat to see all the Young kids dress up for school to honor President, Hinckley , We will miss him Very Much, He taught everyone so much.

  • Sheryl Jewett
    Jan. 29, 2008 4:21 p.m.

    President Hinkley I know you loved us all individually and I loved you. I especially appreciate the love you have for your wife and family. Your example of equal partnership was exemplary. I am happy you are home with your beloved sweetheart. We will all miss you, I will miss you.I best I hope for is to be more christlike with vigor and joy as you did every day. I loved you with your cane and your joyfull wave.

  • Celeste Aldemita
    Jan. 29, 2008 3:59 p.m.

    I pray for comfort and love for the family of Pres. Hinckley. He always held a special place in his heart for the Filipinos and we will do the same for him and am eternally grateful for the great work he has done.

    My family and I will truly miss a great Prophet and a wonderful person.

  • The Griffiths family
    Jan. 29, 2008 3:43 p.m.

    We are saddened by the passing of such an enthusiastic member of the Lord's team, enjoy the journey to your dear ones who have gone before. Our gratitude for the enthusiasm you have always shown, and especially for inspiring us all so much during these the last days. We love you and will miss you and may your successor have the joy and love of the people worldwide. God bless your children and their families.

  • Someone from Penn Valley, CA
    Jan. 29, 2008 3:23 p.m.

    The latter day prophets are #1......
    Gordon B. Hinckley showed the way, we heard and followed his words, and in his heart he'll stay

    I love you president hinckley!!! I will never forget you! you were and always will be my FAVORITE prophet. I can't wait till the day that i can see you again!

  • iluvmater
    Jan. 29, 2008 3:11 p.m.


  • Penina Tupua
    Jan. 29, 2008 2:49 p.m.

    President Hinckley is the only Prophet i've come closer too. I love how he loves the people. President Hinckley is the one that said it's okay to have a little humor. I really love this man and I'm grateful for all that he has done for me and for everyone.... I will miss him alot... President passed while i only have a 2 months left on my mission... Thank you so much for everything and all the love. Thank you for all the years you put in for us.... We love you and we will see you again.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 29, 2008 1:56 p.m.

    Aprendi muito com suas mensagens inspiradas. Foi realmente um profeta de Deus. Agora descansa em paz em um lugar muito lindo. Sou grata a Deus por saber que temos sempre profetas inspirados.

    Ileides G. dos Santos

  • Danilo Vaca B.
    Jan. 29, 2008 1:56 p.m.

    Los miembros en Ecuador le hemos amado, le seguimos amando y le recordaremos por su ejemplo, servicio incansable, por su amorosa guia y su vision profetica. Gracias siempre Presidente Hinckley.

  • Gary Barber
    Jan. 29, 2008 1:42 p.m.

    President Hinckley showed us what all of us can become like if we will turn our lives over to the Savior.

    In many ways we saw glimpses of what the Savior is like through President Hinckley's life because he had become so much like Him.

  • To the bone head in WR AZ
    Jan. 29, 2008 1:35 p.m.

    Speak for yourself not the whole group of people.

  • Turman from N.C.
    Jan. 29, 2008 1:35 p.m.

    I am not members of LDS and never meet him. I had been watch on TV several times and also read his books. President Hinckley is marvelous man and very inspiration on his works. I will always remember you and also your wife Marjorie, too. I love you both of Hinckley. Prayers is always with me and in my hearts.

  • Ellen B.
    Jan. 29, 2008 1:26 p.m.

    I feel as if my own grandfather has passed away. But what a life well-lived and what sacrifice and devotion he has shown to the church and the world! We have been richly blessed with his leadership and inspiration. He will be forever missed and forever in our hearts. Love and condolences to the Hinckley family.

  • The Eliel
    Jan. 29, 2008 1:20 p.m.

    We love our President Hinckley very much, and miss him good talked before last ones before he died. Thank you for your wonderful man as President.

  • renan de freitas alves
    Jan. 29, 2008 1:16 p.m.

    ele foi e o homem certo pra vivier com deus!!!
    ele merece...pelo pouco que eu sei da vida dele, eu sei que ele realmente falava com deus face a face!!!!


  • The Scott Davis Family
    Jan. 29, 2008 1:08 p.m.

    When President Hinckley came to Snowflake to dedicate our temple, it was such a privledge to be there. He is such a sweet prophet, with a wonderful sense of humor. I think that's what kept the youth, so interested in his talks and listening to him. Several have commented on that. We will miss you President Hinckley, but are so happy that you're with your wife and others. Our condolences go to your family and friends here. Thanks you and we love you President Hinckley.

  • J.M.Moreno (Spain)
    Jan. 29, 2008 12:02 p.m.

    The dead of a church's leader is ever cause of a deep mourning sadness.
    But dead only takes the body to his silence kingdom.
    Sapience and grace will remain living between those who were his disciples and friends.
    And his effort for keeping growing christian doctrine, will remain living too.

  • Window Rock AZ
    Jan. 29, 2008 11:30 a.m.

    The Indians loved this good and great man!! God Bless you Pres Hinley in your journey..

  • Merle Hough
    Jan. 29, 2008 11:21 a.m.

    I will greatly miss us wonderful man who played such a great role in my conversion to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. When ever I heard him speak. It always seemed as though he was talking directly to me. His ability to do this in the message he bore drew me closer to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ every time.

    I will miss him and his impact on my life ever so much. I express my condolences to his family and friends and will pray for the comfort of our heavenly father in the name of Jesus Christ.

    The impact of this wonderful man will be felt throughout the eternities. It has truly been my pleasure to know and love with this man.

  • jekrauss tucson,az
    Jan. 29, 2008 11:13 a.m.

    What a great Prophet of God he was.He will be miss by so many.Our thoughts and prayers goes out to his family. What a sweet reunion it must be w/ his eternal companion. Thank you President Hinckley for all your love and support and your dedication to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We love you.

  • Richard and Norma Yount
    Jan. 29, 2008 10:30 a.m.

    Although we never met President Hinckley personally, we love him as a family member. Being in the Conference Center with him, and watching him on the TV screen, we could feel his goodness and his love for us. There will be a big hole in our lives where he once was, and we will miss him. But, our hearts rejoice over the glorious reunion he must have had with Jesus Christ, his beloved Marjorie, and his parents!

  • Pam
    Jan. 29, 2008 10:18 a.m.

    Pres. Hinckley's whole life was one of service, and all of the measures he implemented in building God's kingdom are truly inspired and amazing. What a humble servant and what a great sense of humor! Thanks for everything, Pres. Hinckley, mainly your great example. Thanks to the family, also, for sharing him with all of us.

  • Seyram Gonyuie, Accra, Ghana
    Jan. 29, 2008 9:24 a.m.

    Great Prophet and President of the church he was. Inspiring messages and counsels. I guess one thing he'll love to let us know is to "Carry on, Carry on", and yes we'll carry on the work. Much love from Ghana. Rest peacefully in the rest of the LORD.

  • Latwanna Afflick
    Jan. 29, 2008 9:19 a.m.

    I am thankful to have received a most important lesson from President Hinckley since my conversion in November 2007. My life will never be the same and I will never forget him although I've known of him for such a short time.

  • Anonymus
    Jan. 29, 2008 8:32 a.m.

    We will miss his sense of humor and great talks. We love him dearly. We have been blessed to have a great man such as President Hinckley for 13 wonderful years. We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet.

  • Naomie B - Mesa, AZ
    Jan. 29, 2008 8:19 a.m.

    President Hinckley was an amazingly spiritual, caring, and witty leader of this church. I have a hard time imagining what it will be like without him here to comfort and guide us as a worldwide family. I am forever thankful for his leadership. He made me a better person through his gentle and loving guidance. My prayers go out to his family and close friends and associates. We thank Thee, oh God, for a Prophet!

  • Porter Family, Waseca, MN
    Jan. 29, 2008 7:32 a.m.

    Our tears reflect the sincere gratitude that we feel for Gordon B. Hinkley. His pure example and love for the Savior, Jesus Christ will live forever in our hearts. May we all press forward with that same pure love of Christ. Let us remember to stand a little taller; for our Savior, for President Hinkley, our future prophet, and for each other.

  • Gary Edwards
    Jan. 29, 2008 6:10 a.m.

    The impact President Hinkley had on my life is immeasurable. His example, humor, optimism, and faith have lifted me throughout my life. What is even more incredible is that he had this kind of impact to millions.

    Thankyou Presidnet Hinkley for a lifetime of dedicated service. Your efforts have truely blessed millions!

    WE LOVE YOU!!!!

  • Cheryl
    Jan. 29, 2008 5:44 a.m.

    We love the prophet. He dedicated the Philippines in 1961 that's why he is so close in our heart. He also dedicated the Manila Philippines Temple.

    We will miss you.

    Mahal ka namin!

  • from Switzerland
    Jan. 29, 2008 5:07 a.m.

    I know that my Redeemer lives, Triumphant Savior, Son of God, - Victorious over pain and death, My King, my Leader, and my Lord.
    He lives, my one sure rock of faith, The one bright hope of men on earth, - The beacon to a better way, The light beyond the veil of death.
    Oh, give me thy sweet Spirit still, The peace that comes alone from thee, - The faith to walk the lonely road That leads to thine eternity.
    Thank you President Hinckley for your legacy!

  • RPIBince, Philippines
    Jan. 29, 2008 1:38 a.m.

    He lived a very good life...not many would reach 97 years old and have achieved and gave as much as he did.

  • In the Lord's embrace
    Jan. 29, 2008 1:24 a.m.

    Tears of sorrow for the lonely void we feel, knowing that such a chosen son of our Heavenly Father has passed from this mortal existence--immediately followed by tears of joy brought from the Spirit comforting us with the knowledge that our dear, sweet Prophet has been reunited with the Savior that he has served so faithfully. I picture the Lord standing there at the veil, with His arms extended, welcoming His Prophet home, with President Hinckley's sweet wife right there, to share in the Lord's embrace.

    Thank-you to your wonderful family for sharing you with the rest of us for all of these years.

    Thank-you for strengthening my testimony and bringing me closer to my Savior, through your Christ-like example. I know you are a Prophet of God.

    We'll miss you, but don't worry about us too much, we know the Lord is at the helm!

  • Steve, Alpine UT
    Jan. 29, 2008 1:25 a.m.

    It's not easy to trust claims about a man most only felt they knew but really didn't, but who so gracefully discharged an office weighted with expectations of divine revelation and oracular vision. Could it be that under that burden President Hinckley's greatest repeated insight and caution was not to take ourselves so seriously that we lose our common humanity to the idol of self-importance? Thank you for demonstrating that truth in so many meaningful ways. I will try to remember. . .

  • BB San Antonio Texas
    Jan. 29, 2008 12:52 a.m.

    Oh President Hinckly, I will miss you waving your cane in the air one more time! I loved that joke you told in the old tabernacle when it was warm and you said "It will get a lot warmer if you don't repent!" You had such an optimistic way. We love you, miss you, so sad to not have you with us. God bless you and your family. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Fa'a Fetai lava with much Alofa, the Bringhursts

  • Phillip A Cline and June A
    Jan. 29, 2008 12:42 a.m.

    We loved our Prophet President Hinckley. He was such a great Father to us all. I know he is with his wife and I bet all the past Prophets came to Welcome him home, to be with them and rejoice together, with the LORD Jesus Christ. Well done good and faithful servant. We will miss you, but you taught us so much. We only wish we could have met you in Person. We will see you soon too. Love the Cline's from Salem,Oregon

  • The Kitchen Family
    Jan. 29, 2008 12:10 a.m.

    President Hinckley will be remembered for many things. However, I will remember him as the Temple building Prophet.
    The best way to honor President Hinckley's memory is to do your genealogy research and attend the Temple regularly.

  • David Smith
    Jan. 29, 2008 12:01 a.m.

    I will miss his cane waving and joke telling. I feel like many of you have mentioned. It is like my grandfather just died. He had that ability to connect with the average person and let them know that he loved them. I am looking forward to seeing him again.

  • Great Man
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:46 p.m.

    What a great man. Truly a representative of Christ. We are so blessed to be able to have him as the prophet during our lifetime. I'm happy that he is finally able to take a rest from this troubled world but am sure he continues the Lord's work along with his wife, friends and prophets modern and of old. Most of all, I'm happy he is with Father in Heaven. What a great reunion.

  • Diane L-Y
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:34 p.m.

    What sad news for us!! But we know that you're in God with your wife now. You're really a great man, thank you very much for your example and service. We love you President Hinckley, see you again later.

  • Scott Niendorf
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:23 p.m.

    Thank you for your service, Pres. Hinckley. 'Till we meet again. Our condolences to all the Hinckleys.
    The Niendorf Family
    Oakdale, CA

  • Angie Mohsenian
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:57 p.m.

    I wish to thank the Hinckley Family for their sacrifice of time with their Dad. He was truly a remarkable leader. We all loved him so much. It seemed he was our leader for many more years because he was often alone on the stand at conference taking over the duties of the other members of the Presidencies under which he served who were older men.His life stands as a great example of how to be a fearless missionary and spokesperson for Christ. Thank you again and again for your selfless life of service President Hinckley!

  • Alan G
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:41 p.m.

    Thank you from Orange County. Thank you for your tireless efforts, for standing at the crossroads, for helping to steer and guide all your your brothers and sisters towards a happier future. We'll see you again.

  • Prophet?
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:42 p.m.

    Name a few things this "prophet" prophetisized. He was just a man. a misguided man that misguided others.

  • B. Lashoodaloom
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:24 p.m.

    I am saddened that President Hinckley did not tarry with us just another 3 years. I am sure he would have thoroughly enjoyed being the first centenarian prophet in modern times. Of course, back in Bible days, a 100 year old was just a young whipper snapper. Times have indeed changed, and the 100 year mark is a rare accomplishment nowadays. Farewell, President Hinckley. Scoring 97 out of 100 is good enough.

  • Daniel Tirado C.
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:08 p.m.

    The President Hincley, has been a beloved prophet in the last days, my family and I saw and heard, at a conference in Culiacan, Sin. Mexico in 1998. Also in another occasion in the dedication of the temple in Guadalajara, Mexico. For us has been wonderful to receive from Him the teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, He will live forever in our hearts.

  • Blackner Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:12 p.m.

    We love President Hinckley very much. We will miss him.

  • conference farewell
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:06 p.m.

    I will miss him greatly. I remember him making a comment in the last conference in reference to that being his last conference. I think he was saying goodbye to all that was what I thought as he made that comment, he truly is a prophet of God. I am glad that he will be back in the arms of his loved ones.

  • Daniel Tirado C.
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:04 p.m.

    The President Hincley, was one prophet very beloved, in latters days, my family and I the listen and we saw, in one conference in Culiacn, Sin., Mxico en 1998. After also in other time in the dedication of temple Guadalajara, Mexico. For we has been wonderfull receive of him the teachings of gospel of Jesus Christ, He will live forever in our hearts.

  • Rose Pollock
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:00 p.m.

    Dear President Hinckley, We love and miss you so very much! It's hard to believe that you have left us for a time. We are forever grateful for everything that you have personally given to this world. We will miss your wonderful sense of humor. You have always seemed to be so happy with life and we will miss your bright smile. Although, we are at peace knowing that you are with your beloved, sweet wife, Majorie.

    We will keep your family in our prayers.

    Until we meet again dear prophet. All our love to you forever.

  • Missing His Humanity
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:53 p.m.

    I don't regard myself a member of any religion, which includes LDS, and perhaps never will. But I have seen this man, have my picture taken with him and his wife, just the 3 of us, and have felt of his of genuine love of people, which particularly he was drawn to the Asians, which I am.

    And although, I may not agree with all he had said, I will miss his humanity, his acceptance to all sects, race and creed.

    There are many religious leaders, that speaks of acceptance, which includes LDS leaders, but I truly feel that he sets the true example of living his own teachings, by loving them with true intent and, most of all, real action.

    He respected other faiths so much, that other leaders returned their genuine respects for him.

    Not all of the LDS prophets could claim that.

  • Travis Marshall, Farmington Mo
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:51 p.m.

    I will always remeber when President Hinkley read in general confrence" Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest." out of Joshua 1:9 and he said we never have reason to be discouraged I felt like he was talking to me and I sensed some of what he felt, because he was feeling discouraged at the end of a hard day but after pondering and praying he felt different, couragous. thank you.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:42 p.m.

    The burden of running God's true Church here on Earth has finally been lifted off President Hinckley's blessed shoulders. To be reunited with Marjorie is a wonderful thing for the Prophet. President Hinckley has been the Prophet since before I was born. I was beginning to believe he would live forever.

  • Humm-Mumm
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:35 p.m.

    We Thank thee oh God for a Prophet to guide us in these later days!! I will forever remember the feeling that came over me as President Hinckley entered the same room I was in..oh what a Prophet of God he truly is! I am so thankful to have this gospel and understanding that some day..I too can walk with him, and talk with him. We are so blessed to KNOW this!! My thoughts and prayers are with the Hinckley Family, may they find comfort in the loss of our so deeply loved, dedicated servant of our Lord.

  • Eshaley lolo, HK
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:31 p.m.

    Surely we will all miss him. He finally can be living with his lovely wife now. Just want to share the poem :
    Do not stand at my grave and weep;
    I am not there, i do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glints on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning's hush,
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry;
    I am not there, i did not die.

  • Cynthia M.
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:30 p.m.

    What a great example and a faithful, humble servant of the Lord! I loved your sense of humor and your positive outlook. You led the Church so well and did so well connecting with the media. I'm sure you are having a joyous reunion with your wife and loved ones. You will be sorely missed, but Paradise has gained a spiritual giant. Thank you, thank you, President Hinckley.

  • Mendoza Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:24 p.m.


  • Missy in California
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:25 p.m.

    All day I have been reflecting on the impact and influence President Hinckley has had on my life. I know that he was a prophet of God. He will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the Hinckley family at this time.

  • The Barkers
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:25 p.m.

    God be with you till we meet again dear... you will be deeply missed.

  • Chrystina Swain
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:18 p.m.

    WE THANK THE O GOD FOR A PROPHET! What an amazing man, life and Prophet. I am gratedul to have been born in this time to have known such a wonderful man, Prophet, Seer and Revelator! Thank you Father in Heaven for him! What a day of rejoicing in Heaven! He will be missed, the church will go on and we are a better people because of his leadership!

  • Hilary
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:17 p.m.

    I can't put into words how I feel about President Hinckley, but I truly love him and will always have a place for him in my heart. I will never forget him and am excited to see him again.

  • President Hinckley
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:15 p.m.

    Hoping to see you reach 100. Miss you!

  • Cherie, Lodi, CA
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:12 p.m.

    Imagine the reunion! His sweetheart and all the previous Prophets! And of course our Savior saying "Well done my faithful servant". His stewardship was amazing. Such an example to all of us of untiring service and dedication. How we love him!

  • The Dodds Family, Payson UT
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:04 p.m.

    We admire our Prophet and Leader Gordon B. Hinckley. He is truly a remarkablew man. We will miss him that is for sure. His life will be remembered for years to come. Thanks for the example you set for our Family to follow. we thank you for the service you rendered for the church. We will always remember His wonderful sense of humor. To the Hinckley Family our prayers are with you at this time of loss of your Father. May god be with you always. Keep him in your hearts always.

  • lindsey
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:58 p.m.

    what a great man and example. he touched the lives of so many throughout the world and will forever continue to do so. he will be greatly missed. we love you President Hinckley!

  • Kara
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:56 p.m.

    I will always remember how firm and steadfast he was in doing what's right. He never wavered from what he knew to be right. I loved his simple truths such as; be a little kinder, and stand a little taller. What a great example! He will be missed.

  • Rssll Msr
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:48 p.m.

    He that receiveth a prophet receiveth a prophet's reward. Pres Hinckley would be the first to admit that his strength was from the Lord. This is the Lord's church it is not Pres Hinckley's church just as Harold B. Lee said this same thing and each time a Prophet (1 of the 15) has passed away it felt as though a giant Redwood had fallen. This is the example they share as they draw on the Lord's strength to magnify them in their office as each of us are to do in our individual assignments. Be assured the 16th prophet will be just as powerful in influence! That he is well prepared and will soon bless the church and the world in a unique way never felt before as each prophet of the Lord has done previously. This is the testimony of this work and the love we all have for the prophet and attests to the power of the spirit of the Lord in our lives. That is what is remarkable about this marvelous work and a wonder as it reflects so well the spirit of Jesus Christ--the Greatest of all!

  • SLC
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:44 p.m.

    The world lost a great person yesterday.

    Thank you for everything President Hinckley.

    God bless.

  • Micheal Jensen
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:49 p.m.

    When I was young I had the opertuneity to meet President Hinkly for Halloween evening at his home. Me invited me and my 2 brothers and my dad for Oreos and Milk it was a great expierince meeting him. I am devistated that he died but he will always bring back memories when you here the sentence "Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints.

  • Valerie
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:41 p.m.

    In a world so short of positive examples, President Hinckley stood as a spiritual giant. A living, real life hero who didn't need super powers. His strength came from his faith and his good works. Regardless of a person's religious convictions his example was one anyone could look up to, he was a man of integrity, a man of compassion for others, a man with leadership qualities, who was humble, a man who could laugh at himself and who made others around him feel comfortable. A man who truly loved all as his brothers and sisters regardless of color or culture. It is not good-bye only until we meet again. Though we are grieving the loss of this wonderful man, we too are rejoicing that through your example there are still people in this darkened world we can look up to; and from your example other men of integrity will grow. We may shed a tear or two, but remember the joy on the other side of the veil of his coming home. Thank you President Hinckley for your service to mankind. We love you. As our choir sings: steal away, steal away, steal away to Jesus.

  • dgprescott
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:46 p.m.

    Praise to the man, Gordon B. Hinckley. We love you and miss you.

  • Lana
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:38 p.m.

    We will miss him so much! He was a great man and very caring. He will be missed lots.

  • Hooge Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:35 p.m.

    We will miss you, but know we will see you again!
    We are certain there was a great reunion in heaven with all of your loved ones. They are now lucky to have you again.

  • Austin D.
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:28 p.m.

    Gordon B. Hinckley was a great Prophet and I will miss him

  • Baylee DeGarlais
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:24 p.m.

    i can't believe he died!i cried my eyes out last night it was so shocking and sad!

  • Taylor Family, El Paso, TX
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:22 p.m.

    President Hinckley was truly a remarkable man. May you rest in peace in the arms of your beloved eternal companion. We will miss you. We extend our love and prayers to his family.

  • so strange
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:23 p.m.

    a living "prophet" who was actually a church bureaucrat.

    Mormons are indeed a weird people.

  • Yukari and Christopher
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:18 p.m.

    We thank thee our Great God for our wonderful Prophet. He has been a blessing to each and everyone of us and will be missed. But we know that the work will continue on and we must continue on in President Hinckley's footsteps. He was a man of honor, a man of virtue, a man of truth, a man of God. Let us all press forward with a perfect brightness of hope and a love of God and of all his children. Let us continue the work the President Gordon B Hinckley has set for us for it is God's work. We join with the rest of the world in thanking God for President Gordon B. Hinckley. Yours in Christ...

  • Steven Hinds, Sacramento, CA
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:16 p.m.

    As an 18 year old, I attended General Conference when President Hinkley was first sustained as a General Authority. I was later present when he was sustained as the church Prophet and President. I have followed him through his years as a General Authority and marveled at how he brought us all closer to the Lord through his loving example and steady message. I know that I am a better person because of him. We miss you President Hinkley.

  • Kevin
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:20 p.m.

    My wife and I feel the same as you all. We will miss President Hinckley but we know he is very happy to be with his Majorie. what a great example! I would recommend reading one of his most influential books "Standing for Something." Amazing bok written by an amazing man, a inspiring leader and a good friend.

  • The Mitchems
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:19 p.m.

    Another Prophet gone but not forgotten. Our love and prayers go out to the family.

  • The Eldon Franks family, Athens,
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:11 p.m.

    My husband and I cried when we heard the news and then we rejoiced for President Hinckley, his mission on earth is complete. He was such an example as to how we need to live our lives and we are greatful and blessed to have had such a great and beloved Prophet. Our prayers are with the Hinckley family. We will miss you President Hinkley.

  • Tom Sallee, Jacksonville, IL
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:14 p.m.

    Although I didn't personally know President Hinckley, I feel as if I've lost a loving friend. I will especially miss his refreshing sense of humor and his unquenchable testimony of God's latter-day work.

  • Kristina
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:14 p.m.

    President Hinckley, We love you and will miss you! I had the opportunity once to be in the same room with you and will never forget the way your spirit touched me. Thank you for doing so much good for this world. Rest in peace.

  • Cruz Family, Miami FL.
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:03 p.m.

    God bless you president Hinckley and your family. You has blessed the lives of millions. We'll miss you President Hinckley, We will forever be grateful for you. Thank you for loving us. you will always be remembered for your dedicated service in the Lord's kingdom on earth. We love you and are so blessed to have been taught by such a dear Prophet of God. We Thank Thee O God For A Prophet. God be with you 'till we meet again.

  • Sears Family, Tomball TX
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:03 p.m.

    What a difference one man can make in this world! Truly he was a prophet of God. What a blessing he was to us all. We will miss him dearly. May the Lord be with President Monson and the Quorum of the Twelve.

  • Opie88
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:59 p.m.

    hearing about this, someone can't not be sad and dissapointed. but we need to stop being selfish and be happy that he is now with his wife that he missed dearly.

  • Colorado Koffords
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:48 p.m.

    What an awesome and influential man he was. He lived a long and righteous life, and while we mourn his loss we celebrate his sweet return home.

  • Taylor Alston
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:48 p.m.

    WE all love president hinckley, and will miss him very much!

  • Greenwood Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:46 p.m.

    We love the prophet. He will be greatly missed.

  • Randy
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:41 p.m.

    YOu meant so much to me I have fallen from the church along time ago but the impact you have made in my life Honestly meant more to me then any treasure I wrote him a letter once and sent it with my Friend who was meeting him through make a wish foundation it was a 3 page letter Talking to him about all the things i was struggling with Telling him about my Family Bearing my testimony Pooring my Heart to him He responded By Adressing it in General Confernce that same year NOt missing one point in my letter It meant more to me then anything any one has done to me in my life ive since fallen from the church but still belief it to be true but i cant live up to the standards But he held a part of my heart ever since then i cried for 2 hours today when i heard it and the tears havent stoped flowing i shall miss hearing your jokes and inspritional words. The impact you make on one person can affect more then a million people so make it a good one. I know you did

  • Bob Allen Lequia
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:40 p.m.

    I personally never had the opportunity to meet President Hinckley but I have seen him on television on several occasions and felt of the Holy Ghost penetrate through him. Now he is with his beloved Marjorie. I can just picture Sister Hinckley saying something like "What took you so long?" May he and his family be blessed forever more.

  • Brad
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:44 p.m.

    We all love president Hinckley and will miss him very much!

  • Anna
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:44 p.m.

    May we all live to make President Hinckley Proud of us. Remember to Be Grateful, Be Smart, Be true, Be Prayerful, Be humble and to be clean. I will do my best President.

    Carry On

  • Gloria-NYC
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:30 p.m.

    Yes wonderful President Gordon Hinckey is very speech during general confence. Very mostly He is good speech everything and his testomiry mostly. I remember learning from pres. hinckey greater wonder. We love President Hinckey. I never forget watch during general conference meeting. My kids see it about gospel and etc. We miss him very much most time his life very strong and faithfully.

  • mary
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:28 p.m.

    President Hinckley has shown us how we can

  • Eric Watson, Anchorage, Alaska
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:30 p.m.

    The life he lived was incredible. To me, he died with his boots on, on a Sunday, and even one last church visit. He had a long, healthy life, and a calling fulfilled in it's fullest.
    From the state of Alaska, and from the bottom of my heart . . . Thank you President Hinckley, my prophet, seer, revelator, and friend.
    -Eric Watson
    Anchorage, Alaska

  • Sister Abram
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:19 p.m.

    I loved President Hinkley so dearly. He was such an example to me. His kindness, gentleness...I loved him. I'm always going to miss him.

  • The Battezzato Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:15 p.m.

    We love you, pr. Hinckley,our dear prophet.
    You have taught us how to be loving, kind and how to stand a little taller. Thank you for your example.
    You'll be forever in our hearts.
    Daniela, Paolo, Stefania, Claudia and Alessio Battezzato.
    Westford, Ma
    Lowell Ward
    Nashua, NH Stake

  • The Grimm Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:19 p.m.

    We loved you President Hinckley. We'll miss you.

  • Pittsburgh Ute
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:16 p.m.

    The man gave hope to the hopeless through the Perpetual Education Fund.

    The man gave light to a darkened world through the addition of over 70 new temples.

    The man walked and talked with God.

    I could listen to him talk all day long...

    We Thank Thee O God For A Prophet!!!!

  • familia adobatto
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:03 p.m.

    lo recordaremos con amor en nuestros corazones

  • Luke & Kirstin
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:53 p.m.

    Pres. Hinckley is a prophet and an inspirational leader and man. We, like many others, believe that he was chosen and prepared before he was born for his duties and he fulfilled them marvelously. We believe that his sentiments would be to "Carry on and go forward in faith' just as he exemplified throughout his wonderful life.

    Brisbane. Australia

  • TLC
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:51 p.m.

    WAY TO BE! Pres. Hinkley. Lots of Love!

  • the Colemans, Lake Tahoe, CA
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:47 p.m.

    We will miss the twinkle in the eyes, the cute little smite, the charm of this very special man. But most of all we will miss his example of wisdom, his thoughtfulness, his devotion to his family, the church and the Savior. How blessed we have been to have lived under his tutelage. Rest well, dear friend, until we meet again.

  • Greg in Pennsylvania
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:53 p.m.

    Only fond memories abound as I have pondered the passing of such a great yet humble disciple of Jesus Christ. Just as he taught us, President Gordon B. Hinckley lived his life without regrets. In so many ways he simply forgot himself and went to work - ever true to the direct counsel given him as a young missionary by his father. What a reunion he is having beyond this veil! Thank you, President Hinckley for your shining example, your great legacy of faith.

  • The Flake Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:42 p.m.

    We loved our prophet - his love, his humor, his kindness, his goodness. We will miss him very much.

  • Ben Wheeler
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:47 p.m.

    He was the Prophet to lead us into the the 21st Century. He trained us, led us, encouraged us, and he finally he loved us. Gordon B left us prepared to take the next steps without him. He left the church better then he found it

  • Dan
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:45 p.m.

    As Jesus said.... "if ye love me, keep my commandments".

    There's no better way to show your love for President Hinckley than to do what he asked.

    Get out and stay out of debt. Control your temper. Be kind to EVERYONE around you, regardless of ANY other considerations that might otherwise prevent you from doing so. Be especially good to your spouse and children. Attend the temple regularly. Be a little better every day.

    And don't drive like a maniac :)

    That's the best way to honor the memory of this amazing man. I can't imagine him wanting anything else.

  • Johanna Eliza Te Clair
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:44 p.m.

    President Hinckleys term as Prophet, seer and revelator only confirms that the Lord has truly reserved the brightest and noblest of his spirit children for this, the last dispensation. His vigor and zest for living and proclaiming the gospel has encouraged me personally to live righteously in these wicked and perilous times when the devil is working double-time to destroy the Lords Work. His teachings have brought my family closer and united in working towards a common goal. His writings will always be present on our shelves, bedsides and in our hearts.

  • SgtMaj SPB
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:42 p.m.

    My family and I were tremendously blessed by the life and example of this man. We Thank Thee of God for a Prophet.

  • Adrienne
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:35 p.m.

    Even though I'm not LDS, I had a lot of respect for President Hinkley and my prayers are with those who loved him.

  • Lynda
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:39 p.m.

    President Hinckley made a great impact on my life. I have hanging on my wall a few paragraphs of the closing remarks he gave at the October General Conference in 2000 and I have tried to put what he said then into practice ever since. I will remember him as the great Temple builder of the Church. He helped bring the Church out of obscurity. The Church will keep growing and will get stronger still because President Hinckley was at the helm.

  • nick
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:32 p.m.

    I loved him so much he was like a father to me

  • Bob O. Seattle
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:26 p.m.

    As a fairly new convert,I feel blessed to have become a member during Pres. Hinkley's presidency. He was and is a thoughtful,funny,inspirational and extremely caring individual who surely has gone on to a much larger leadership role on the other side. I thank you President Hinkley for your outstanding service and your wonderful character and modeling. May the love of heaven embrace you now...Amen

  • John Robins
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:31 p.m.

    I became a member of the Church prior to President Hinckley becoming the Prophet, but I always felt he was the first one I personally knew, seeing him in during an 1996 Area Youth Conference in San Diego Ca., held in a cultural hall gym. It was the first time and only time I had a chance to sing " We Thank Thee O God For A Prophet" in his presence. That and the meeting will always mean a lot. And like every active member and hopefully some inactive and non-members, he leaves a memorable moment for us all, that might strengthen our resolve to appreciate that we were well cared for by his stewardship. The passing of a President of the Church never comes easy, but if President Monson is called to lead, the benefit of s having him in the Presidency is someone who we know so very well, and I've felt for years will grant a exceptionally smooth transition from President Hinckley's inspired vision to what will be asked of President Monson.

  • A F of Idaho
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:26 p.m.

    Well done thou good and faithful servant. How great is thy reward for enduring to the end. And, how great is the reunion with thy eternal companion. May we ALL learn from such a valiant servant of our Heavenly Father. My condolences to his family.

  • KaraLyn
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:22 p.m.

    He was such a Christlike man, truly His mouthpiece here on earth. The church will continue on, but we will miss him dearly.

  • catalin,Romania
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:25 p.m.

    President Hinckley was the best thing that we had as a person and Prophet. We'll remember him as a good person. amen

  • In Texas - Mckenzie 12 mormon
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:22 p.m.

    He was a great blessing to us all and helped many people

  • Awesomeron
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:17 p.m.

    The Legand is that The Island Crys when it loses someone she loves. It Rained last night and the Mountain Winds where strong. We will miss him in Hawaii. He was/is an outstanding example. He was a Master at doing the Masters Work. I am a much better person for having listened to him and having watched him. He proved to me that Application Of Your Faith Can Change Your Life. My Ohana and I will miss him. Mahalo Good and Faithful Servent. Aloha Oi.

  • Proud Mormon
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:20 p.m.

    I'm so proud to see all of President Hinckley's well wishers. It makes such a sad moment seem less painful to see all of the love out there for this wonderful man.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:18 p.m.

    I'll miss you President Hinckley. You did your best and that was more than enough to inspire people to live better lives and be better Christians. I appreciate all the hard work you did and I know that you were called of God and that you were truly inspired. Thanks doesn't cut it but it is the best I can offer. Thank you. My prayers are with your family.

    Jan. 28, 2008 6:16 p.m.


  • Lomax Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:14 p.m.

    Pres. Hinckley attacked the most pressing issues of our day pornography, spousal abuse, racism, and scripture study to name a few. I am a strong man, husband, and father due his direction as a prophet.

    Go Forward !! Stand Taller !! Lengthen your Stride !!

    Pres. Hinckley will be miss.


  • Shawn L.-Portland, Oregon
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:08 p.m.

    Upon learning of President Hinckley's passing, I said a prayer with my little three-year-old daughter-a brand new Sunbeam. We gave thanks for living during his lifetime and having been taught at his knee. I have felt comfort all day long and a sense of calm and confidence. Thank you President Hinckley for your wondeful life.

  • Cathy/Enumclaw, Wa.
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:06 p.m.

    My prayers are with the Hinckley family, but my heart is full of Joy knowing President Hinckley is reunited with his Sweetheart. He always had an eternal perspective on everything he did...Thank you dear Prophet.

  • tim davis
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:04 p.m.

    He was a great man who was loved by many. I will miss him

  • Amy
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:03 p.m.

    To all the above...


  • TIM
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:57 p.m.


  • Stormin
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:56 p.m.

    I offer my condolences to President Hinckley's family. He will surely be missed. He had an enormous impact on the growth of the Church, both spiritually, and in membership. I can imagine the Lord personally telling President Hinckley, "Well done thou beloved and faithful servant in whom I am well pleased".

    Jan. 28, 2008 5:47 p.m.


  • Elmer
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:44 p.m.

    The world will be a better place when men love their spouses, teach their children, serve their neighbors, and honor their God in the same manner as Gordon B. Hinckley. We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet.

  • Arreguin family of fresno ca
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:39 p.m.

    President Gordon B Hinckley will be missed by many. He was an Awsome man that touched many hearts. Those that are memebers of the church and those that are not. We as members of the church know what a blessing it is to have a man here on earth that is worthy to lead and guide the Lord's people. His sprit was so stong and loving and we thank him for that. Our love and prayers go out to his family and friends.

  • Eduardo Murillo-M�xico city
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:34 p.m.

    What a blessing is to know who president Hinckley was... a living prophet! Members of church in Mxico and all around the world will miss him. I'm sure he will be thinking and saying: God be with you 'til we meet again! Church is true, priesthood is on earth, God lives and we are his children. Thank you President for your courage, faith and example.

  • Kathleen Kilday
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:35 p.m.

    What a man! What a prophet! Along with Sister Hinckley, I'm sure President Hinckley was greeted by Nephi, Moroni and the Prophet Joseph Smith and offered hearty congratulations for his stewardship. Someone commented, "The Church won't be the same without him." The Church will be fine, but General Conference will never be the same for me. I love this prophet with all my heart. He always struck a chord in my spirit. I am happy for him and his reuniting with Sister Hinckley but sad for myself and all those who will miss him too. My prayers are with his family, President Monson, President Eyring and the rest of the Brethren who worked with him and knew him and loved him well. Hail to the Prophet!

  • Ted Rees
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:27 p.m.

    I will miss his smile and positive attitude, that he expressed to everyone. I has been enlightening to be under his influence. We must continue to have tolerence and understanding for everyone, in doing this we will truely follow the Prophets admonition to "Become More Christ Like".

  • J & Sarah Hurst
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:32 p.m.

    God bless the Hinkly family. Our thoughts, and hearts go out to you. God bless the prophet of God. We miss him.

  • Seth Hardin Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:25 p.m.

    We thank thee oh God for this great Prophet! We will miss you and will always remember your great example. We Love You and Thanks!

  • Guillermo Soto
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:30 p.m.

    El Presidente Hinckley era un hombre muy bueno. Y las cosas que el hizo para los miembros y tambien los que no eran miembros van a ser conocido para la eternidad. Gracias por todo para Hinckley y todos que ayudaron.

  • Matthew B. Thornton
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:22 p.m.

    President Hinckley was truly an inspiration to all of us. Not many people are as dedicated these days with their work as he was with his. Through the improvements he has made in the Church's functionings and with a more media friendly attitude,a more positive postion towaards the Church can be felt in the world today. Everywhere you look now you can see billboards stating The Truth Restored.May he now join with his loving wife forever.

  • The Svedi Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:19 p.m.

    I am so glad this great man lived, and lead the Church of Jesus Christ, for as long as he did. He is truely a prophet of God. He can now join his sweet wife and for that I am happy. He will miss the Rexsburg Temple dedication, and that one he wanted to do and that is sad. However, there are over 120 temples operating today thanks to Gordon B. Hinckley, a man of God! We love you! Return and report the great work of your life!

  • Justin
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:24 p.m.

    I feel like I have loss a great friend. he was the only one I can remember from my youth. he will truly be missed.

  • Beatrice Aaron
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:23 p.m.

    Gordon B. Hinckley was a valiant spirit in the pre-existence and in this life. He was a true servant of the Lord. He taught and lived the 6 be's.

    1. Be grateful.
    2. Be smart.
    3. Be clean.
    4. Be true.
    5. Be humble.
    6. Be prayerful

    I never had the privilege to shake his hand but I got to see him from far away at the Jubilee Celebration in S A Tx. I appreciated the advice he always gave the youth. I love him and will MISS him a lot but I believe he's with his eternal companion and he's happy there. May the Lord bless his family in this time of sadness. Is my prayer in Jesus Name Amen.
    The Aaron and Torres Family in New Braunfels TX

  • Amanda Taylor
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:16 p.m.

    I will miss this great president soooo much. he was an amazing leader. This was a HUGE loss to the church. He was such a good leader, and example. :)

  • Kathy in Boise
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:21 p.m.

    I am greatful for my testimony that President Hinckley was a prophet of God. I will miss him.

  • Sara
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:19 p.m.

    Pres. Hinckley's death brought a few moments of solitude and contemplation to me last night. I will miss his counsel. It caught me by surprise and made me think of how often we don't realize our love for people until they have passed away. He has helped to shape who I am, not by force or guilt, but by truly being a disciple of Christ.

  • Kristyn Dodge
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:19 p.m.

    Gordon Bitner Hinckley in my opinion was one of the greatest phrophets along with Joseph Smith. He will be sorely missed.

  • Kayla
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:10 p.m.

    He was our prophet, and our leader!!! We will all miss him!!!! But he is in a good place.. in heaven wih his wife and Heavenly Father!!!!! Go Tanner, Steve, and Mark you 3 boys wore you sunday clothes in rememberance of our prophet!!!!! WOO HOO!!! We all love you President Hinckley!

    Jan. 28, 2008 5:13 p.m.

    Gordon missed his wife dearly for almost 4 years. During this time, his hurt had never waned, as he missed her to no end.

    He even indicated that the loneliness gnaws into the sould incessantly.

    We never knew the many tears he had shed over the last 4 years, and I believe that we shouldn't be selfish, as President Hinckley just wanted to be with his dear wife again.

    Now they're together again, and that's all that matters. He is a human being after all, with feelings as tender as any man with a big heart.

  • Bishop and Sammi Clark, Adin, CA
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:13 p.m.

    Sacramento California Temple Celebration...President Hinckley walked out, raised his cane, and 5,000 youth plus thousands at ARCO arena stood and raised their voices in shouts of joy at seeing their beloved prophet. We will never forget what that felt like as it was the first time we were in the same room as President Hinckley! (Sister Clark cried like a baby) Incredible Prophet, incredible man, he will be missed in our home. We love you President Hinckley. Our prayers are with his family.

  • Noa R Tuiwainikai
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:05 p.m.

    We Thank You O God For A Prophet... President Hinkley thanks for your Love and Friendship you will be greatly miss by the people of the Fiji Islands here and abroad.Goodbye President until we meet again. Ni qai lai vakacegu na Turaga na Parofita.Moce toka mada vakalailai.

  • Scott
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:00 p.m.

    When I first heard the news i thought it was a lie. I never thought it would ever happen. He was a wonderful man who changed many lives. He will be hard to replace, but I find comfort in the fact that God knows what he is doing and will replace him with a man just as wonderful, loving, and serving. May we always remember his legacy and instead of mourning his death, we should celebrate his life and always following his teachings and strive to return to are father in heaven and meet with each of the prophets again.

  • NY
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:00 p.m.

    What a great inspiration and example. Great leaders only come along every now and then. He will be missed. I can't help but think of the wonderful reunion with his wife, his dear friend Elder Faust, and his parents and other relatives. These are happy times beyond the veil.

  • Jesus Hermes Inzunza
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:54 p.m.

    The President Hincley he was an inspiration for the lds members, the wonderful man and de example for the humanity the love demostrate for all his the more great dedication for de human generation thanks for you example

  • CougarKeith
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:53 p.m.

    I will miss President Hinckley, he became Prophet, Seer & Revelator just a couple months after I joined the church. I loved his words of wisdom, candor and care of others, it is and was infectious. I hope we all will stand a little taller, be a little kinder, and love a little easier, as he wanted us to always. I cannot think of a more Christ Like Man than this man. I am glad he is with his sweetheart once again united. He will be missed, but the work in which he was engaged here on the earth will roll forth to fill the world, as he prophesied, and as those before him did as well. May God Bless Him Always.

  • fotosmyway
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:52 p.m.

    May President Hinckley's humor, positive attitude, and example live forever. President Monson will also be the same kind of prophet if it so be. What a great speaker and devoted man he is.

  • Arven D. Hansen
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:49 p.m.

    I myself will greatly miss our beloved World Leader President Gordon B. Hinkley. He was indeed a great example to everyone to follow and for years to come. I will greatly love and miss you. May you rest in peace until we all meet beyond.

  • "T"
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:49 p.m.

    Ditto on Kevin's comments. They are expressed very well.

  • Texas LDS
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:51 p.m.

    We thank thee of God for a Prophet...he was an amazing example and a genius disciple of God. He still makes me smile.

  • thadd & Liza & children
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:50 p.m.

    Pres.Hinckley has done a powerful impact in my life and my family. We love him very much.Thank you Pres.Hinckley for all you had done to me and my family and to the whole world.Im just happy to know that you will be with your loved ones,specially Sis Hinckley.I thought that Pres.Hinckley can visit us again in the Philippines to celebrate w/ us for the Jobillee year 2011.He was the one who opened and dedicated our country for missionary work almost 50 yrs ago.Now,many had been blessed by his efforts.The phils.now has 600thousand members and is continuing to grow.Thank you Pres.Hinckley,I know that you will never be forgotten and you will always be in the hearts of every Filipino Latter Day Saint.I had met you while I was serving in the fulltime mission more than 22 yrs ago and hope to meet you again in the next life.President Hinckley is trully a Prophet of God.

    Thaddeus Sorronda

  • Tori
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:47 p.m.

    Everyone will miss this great, kind, wonderful man!

  • Anson Bentley in England
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:46 p.m.

    What a great example of a human being, family man and friend to all. Our dear prophet will be deeply missed. Anson

  • janet reed
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:38 p.m.

    I'm inspired by this tremendous legacy. He was a man of God and we should all be grateful to have known any part of this true Christians life.

  • 15 yrs
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:43 p.m.

    an inspiration

  • Screen Age
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:34 p.m.

    What a well researched and well written article! This is the best article I've read on him since his passing.

    Like everyone else, I've been positively affected by President Hinckley, and while I'm glad he and his beloved wife are reunited, I'll miss him as well.

  • Linda - Monrovia, Calif.
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:34 p.m.

    I'm deeply saddened by the passing of our dear Prophet, but happy he is now with his sweetheart. I'm also very thankful that we got to see and hear from our dear Prophet at our Southern California Stake Conference via satellite transmission on Sunday, January 13. Beautiful parting words to remember him by. He was and is a remarkable human being. God Bless the Hinckley family.

  • Phil & Dalma Heath
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:37 p.m.

    What bittersweet emotions this stirs up in our hearts. President Hinckley has been called home and is rejoined with his eternal companion. We will miss him so much, but will forever be affected by his great legacy. Our sincere condolences go out to his wonderful family.

  • Steve-Rename Conference Center
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:31 p.m.

    I say in honor of President Hinckley they should re-name the Conference Center in Salt Lake where they hold General Conference and other events. The new name? Maybe: The Hinckley Conference Center.

    Anyone else like this idea? Someone should suggest it to the Church officials, I might soon. The more people that suggest it, the better chance of it happening.

  • The Rasch's from CA
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:25 p.m.

    We are all very sad at the passing of our beloved prophet, President Hinckley. We loved him and will miss his warmth and witty sense of humor. The last few years have been tough on him without his dear sweet Marjorie. Never have we seen such devotion and love before. What a blessing it was to be present for the last session of conference this past October and he see him. We'll never forget this opportunity. Our prayers go out to his family at this difficult time. As hard as it is for us in the church to lose our prophet, the Hinckley family lost their Dad. I'm sure they are smiling thinking about that reunion between their parents. Thank you Hinckley family for sharing him with us all these many years. We will miss you and we love you! ! !
    The Terry Rasch Family from Lancaster, CA.

  • the anonomyous Texan
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:26 p.m.

    President Hinckley was an amazing prophet! Everytime I listen to him speak I feel the spirit. We will always remember him. What a great example he was to us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we will be praying for your family. I love you President Hinckley!!

  • Wauneka, AZ
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:25 p.m.

    I was at a loss upon hearing the news. My condolences to the Hinckley family. President Hinckley was truly a Prophet of God! I will always remember the time he came to visit the Navajo Nation in Window Rock, AZ. Thank you President Hinckley for your love, teachings, example and leadership. You will truly me missed, but glad that you are reunited with your beloved wife, Marjorie.


  • Daryll
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:19 p.m.

    What a legacy you have left us - you will be missed greatly however know we shall be in your presence again. Thank you for your love and direction and the example you were of living joyfully.

  • Fredericks, Monmouth Oregon
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:23 p.m.

    Such wonderful testimonies...of such a great man...
    He loved us and we knew it...He loved the Lord, and his Gospel and we knew that as well.

    We loved him. He will be missed but only for a short while.

    How blessed we all were to share in this era with him.
    How grateful we are for the knowlege that he again shares his noble spirit with his sweetheart....
    Renetta Frederick, Monmouth Oregon

  • Estaca SP.Brazil.Ja�ana
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:16 p.m.

    A Terra perdeu temporariamente um grande lder, e o Reino dos Ces ganharam um. Nenhum contemporneo meu demonstrou mais amor que Pres. Hinckley. Ele ensinou-me isso. Kleber Martin

  • blue
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:21 p.m.

    how sad, how sad! the only good thing is that he can see his wife and enjoyher company!!! he is in a better place!!!

    Jan. 28, 2008 4:20 p.m.

    How blessed we were to know a true disciple of Christ who endured so well doing so much good -- not unlike his Master. We will continue to love him and strive to follow his near perfect example.

  • MDM
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:19 p.m.

    Bitter-Sweet News... He was a man for our times and will be deeply missed. The good news is of coarse he is with his angel wife again and he has earned his reward. The bad news is, it is our lose. Thank heaven (literially) that the next prophet won't miss a beat in this work. Only if our goverment had such a seamless transition. Our prayers are with Elder Monson and the Hinckley family.

  • Jason Tolman
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:19 p.m.

    Our Family will greatly miss you but have great memories of what you have taught us. It has been wonderful to be alive at this time and know you and other prophets who have passed. You are certianly one of the last who could tell so much about the churches struggles and growth over the last 97 years. I HOPE AND PRAY MANY WILL COME OUT OF THE WOOD WORK BACK TO THE CHURCH BECAUSE OF YOUR FAITH.

  • Jason
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:18 p.m.

    A true example of enduring to the end! God bless President Hinckley

  • Judifee
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:19 p.m.

    Sorry.Not because he's anything special in my life, but recently someone died who was close to me too.

    Jan. 28, 2008 4:12 p.m.


  • Anonymous
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:06 p.m.

    What a great man and though we are sad for our loss we rejoice in knowing that he is with his wife again who he loved so much.

  • Tracy Hill
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:08 p.m.

    A true example of enduring to the end, I feel a great loss and at the same time rejoice that he is at last able to rest. What a wonderful leader!

  • L. Clark
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:58 p.m.

    President Hinckley and his wife Marjorie were examples of service in every way. It reminds you of the difference one can make when you turn your life over to God. Thank you to the Hinckley family for their sacrifice through sharing their parents and granparents with us and the rest of the world.

  • Brent
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:56 p.m.

    I will miss him a lot.

  • Georgia J. Fenton
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:59 p.m.

    A Prophet of the Most High God
    Who honored the "Eternal Priesthood"
    Your "Guidence and Love" Will Live On.
    Your Humbleness to Serve.
    For you Walked a Great Walk.
    As in a Book You wrote:
    To Stand A Little Taller
    That "YOU DID" In Testimony
    What a Blessing - Your Works not done.
    Your "Home has changed to a Higher Sphere"
    To Share again with your Dearest Marjorie.
    But "You will be Greatly Missed"
    For thats "Love"
    Prayers to "Your Family"
    As the "Mantle is Passed"
    An awesome responsibilty. To Pres. Monson
    Our Lords - "Words of Wisdom are Divine"
    For My Prayers will be also for you and family.
    Those who Serve.
    Prophet: Gordon B. Hinckley
    Thank You so Very Much in being "Who You Are"
    For You have Left a mark on "MY Mortality"
    That will carry on through "My Eternity"
    You "Taught to spend Time Wisely"
    For Time isn't bought. It's Called:
    "Christ Like Love"
    "For All of Father's Children"
    "What a Legacy"

  • Elizabeth Beall
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:56 p.m.

    As spokesperson for Christian Science in Utah, we extend our prayers of comfort to the LDS Church membership and especially the family of President Gordon B. Hinckley. I was privileged to be in the audience to hear his recent speech at the re-dedication of the State Capitol. His full life was a fine example of serving one's church with true vigor.

    Elizabeth Beall-Christian Science Committee on Publication for Utah

  • Lilia Putt from Carlisle,PA
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:53 p.m.

    What a sad news!President Hinckley is the the greatest prophet i have known since i became member in our church.He is really my inspiration in my life and my own family.I will missed his talks on conferences..i love to hear his voice and really enlightens my mind and brings up spirit in my heart.We love Pres Hinckley,we will surely missed his great example all over the world..your love,faith,dedication,gratitude and smile to everybody.I knoe he is with her loving wife now and they will be happy together.Condolences to Hinckley family.

  • Ann
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:48 p.m.

    I wondered why my first reaction to the news of President Hinckley's death was tears. But on reflection, I realize they were tears of joy for him, for his dear wife, and for the wonderful reception he would be at that time, receiving from our Savior, our Father, from Joseph Smith, and from President Hinckley's extended family, as well as prophets who have succeeded him. It is overwhelming to realize what is happening there and what it all means. I am grateful for the years of his service I've known of him. He has been an inspiration to me in so many ways. Whenever aging seems hard, all I've had to do was think of him and have new courage.

  • Elaine
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:45 p.m.

    I am so sad, at our great loss,I Loved Pres. Hinckley. He is now happy with those who went before him!!!

  • danadu101
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:44 p.m.

    I know that Gordon B. Hinckley was truly a prophet called from God, and that he is back living with Father in Heaven now, and enjoying every minute of it. I'm thankful for the time we got to have him, and for the knowledge that we will one day be able to walk with him again. Thank you, God, for sending us such and extraordinary man to guide our church.

  • Activity Day Girls in AZ
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:43 p.m.

    We think that President Hinckley was a great prophet. We are going to miss him. We are glad that he can be back with his wife. We are going to try to follow his counsel and be more like him. Our prayers go out to his family and all of us who loved him. Praise to the man!!!

  • Geoff Halversen
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:40 p.m.

    You were an amazing prophet, our prayers are with you and your family, and we love you...

    The halversen family

  • Craig from NC
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:35 p.m.

    Dear Pres. Hinckley, say hi to your wife for us all. Thank you for your years of service. Till we meet again. With Love, Craig

  • Valeria
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:35 p.m.

    S que el Presidente Hinckley es un Profeta de Dios, un hombre maravilloso. l ha bendecido mi vida y la de mi familia con su ejemplo, su obra, su amor y sus hermosas e inspiradas palabras.
    Lo vamos a extraar... pero el saber que, nuestro Profeta, se ha reencontrado con su amada esposa, a quien tanto l extraaba, me trae felicidad y esperanza en mi vida.

  • Grover
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:35 p.m.

    Today my school honored Pres. Hinckley by wearing church clothes. Even though we wore church clothes we still need to "wear" the Spirit with us everyday. Pres. Hinckley taught us to be Christlike to others and I hope that we will do as he directs. Thank you Pres. Hinckley!!!

  • Lyla Nock (Kinston, NC)
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:33 p.m.

    I love President Hinckley and will miss him very much but I am so grateful for the wonderful example and leader he was for the church! What an amazing, kind and humble servant of the Lord! He is with his dream girl Marjorie once again!

  • The Meade Family, Utah
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:31 p.m.

    We will remember his optimism and humor. He did so much for the advancement of the CHurch and the Gospel. Thank you to his family for sharing your dear father with us as our Prophet. Well done Pres. Hinkley. See you on the other side!

  • Montano Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:14 p.m.

    Thanks President Hinckley for all your teachings, We love you very much and we are so greatful for your great example, love, charity and kindness. You are going to be missed. You were a truly example of Jesus Christ. "Till we meet again"

  • Dale Anderson
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:12 p.m.

    I and my family have some much enjoyed Pres. Hinckley's leadership; we will miss you!

    Jan. 28, 2008 3:11 p.m.

    The world loses a Prophet but his family loses a Father, grandfather and great grandfather. May the spirit bring to them great comfort and solace as the world mourns with them.

  • brother E Ohene Opare
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:08 p.m.

    it was during presidentHinckley's time that I was called as an area authority seventy. I remember visiting him in his office a very rare opportunity
    He rose from his seat to receive me and I was so humbled. What a humble man I said to myself and I there and then, decided to follow his footsteps to become humble too
    I will forever remember him as he granted me the rare opportunity to take a picture with him and Elder Packer which hangs in our hall
    my family and I will forever cherish that forever.
    may his soul rest in perfect peace

  • Bowers family in GA
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:08 p.m.

    We love you. You were a great man-our beloved prophet. You made an impact on each of our lives. We will miss seeing you on t.v. at general conferences.

  • Elizabeth in Indiana
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:02 p.m.

    Our children grew up loving President Hinckley. We love him and are grateful for the blessings of a living prophet who has truly inspired and taught us to follow the Savior. My favorite memories include the humble care he gave President Benson and the way he carried his cane. Early morning seminary students in our area had a special lesson about President Hinckley. We will focus on lessons learned from him in home evening tonight. A non-member friend expressed her sympathy at his passing. How easy it was to hope he would live to be 100, and I will miss his wonderful voice and message next Conferance. What a blessing we have in our church to know we have a prophet who receives direction from God, and to know that blessing will continue as we sustain our new prophet. May the Hinckley family be comforted and feel the love the world shares for our beloved Gordon B. Hinckley. God Bless our Prophet dear, and his wonderful family, too.

  • Lmdansie
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:01 p.m.

    What a wonderful world it would be if we were all more like Pres. Hinckley! Let us resolve to more closely follow his example and counsel. We love you and wish we could witness the joy you are experiencing right now!

  • MEvans
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:00 p.m.

    President Hinckley was the prophet throughout my entire teenage years and into young adulthood. Thank you for being such a wonderful example to follow. How I love you. I can't imagine the beauty of your reunion with your sweet wife.

  • Dave R
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:59 p.m.

    I grew up with President Hinckley always in the First Quorum, I feel like I know him personally. I will surely miss him, but am so excited as to what awaits him. You have left a great mark on this earth. God bless you and your family.

  • Sacramento CA
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:59 p.m.

    My life has been greatly blessed because of your leadership. Thank you President Hinckley. We love you and will miss you greatly.

  • Kim
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:59 p.m.

    I am deeply saddened by the death of such a great servant of our Lord and Savior. What an example he has been to me and my family over the years. I am so blessed as are all of us to have had such an extraordinary leader. I am so grateful for him and I will miss seeing what he's up to next. I will keep his family in my prayers.

  • Brad and Michelle
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:56 p.m.

    We love you, President Hinckley. Thank you for everything you have done for the church and the world. We will miss your sense of humor, hard work, example, vision, eloquent talks, and boundless energy.

    We miss you!

    Well done, thou good and faithful servant.

  • from argentina
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:54 p.m.

    nuestras condolencias a la Familia Hinckey,

  • Margaret in Texas
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:53 p.m.

    Reading all the wonderful comments have brought tears to my eyes. Pres. Hinckley was such an inspiration to me to do better in my life. I'm so sorry that he had to leave us, but I rejoice that he is again with his dear Marjorie and all the rest of his family. What a joyous reunion that must have been! I will miss your inspiring words.

  • Walt & Eileen Petersen Family ID
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:52 p.m.

    We will love our great Prophet Gordon B. Hinckley forever! Love and condolences to President & Sister Hinckley's family.

  • The Higgins Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:52 p.m.

    We are so grateful for our beloved prophet. We love him and honor him. We are deeply saddened by his passing and will miss him dearly, but we are strenthened by his expemplary life and vibrant, immovable testimony of the Lord's work. We rejoice in the life he lived and the work he will continue to do with the Lord. He has strengthened our testimony of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and taught us by word and example how to be ever faithful. He is the prophet of our youth and we have been blessed as he has served steadfastly in his calling. We love President Hinckley! May the Lord be with his family.

    The Higgins Family, Phoenix, Arizona

  • Greenhalgh Family - Ohio
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:48 p.m.

    President Hinckley, the consummate missionary, will be remembered for his love and concern for all persons world wide and his love for his Heavenly Father. His examples of commitment, labor, love and humor will long be emulated by the Latter Day Saints and others who had the opportuity to partake of his wise counsel. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with the Hinckley family

  • Lisa
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:46 p.m.

    What a great Honor it is to have a building named after him at BYU That sure does mean alot to him & his Family, I have had a chance to walk thourgh it when they dedacated Last year, I think that he was such a great Prophet he taught us all alot , we will surely miss him, alot

  • The Anderson Family (Farmington)
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:42 p.m.

    We love you and are thankful for your many years of service on our behalf. What a great man of God and a wonderful example. May the lord bless his family and our other church leaders at this time.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:41 p.m.

    Through the past two years of struggling with an addiction to prescription drugs, my husband always found hope in President Hinckley saying, "Just do your best." So many times he felt worthless and lost, wanting to give up on himself, but because of President Hinckley's unconditional love and encouragement to "just do your best," he has continued in the battle and forged ahead through the bright days and the dark ones. Thank you for your kind heart and bright spirit. You will be missed.

  • Josh
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:41 p.m.

    Thanks for everything, you will be missed greatly

  • Aline Almeida
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:40 p.m.


  • Heaton Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:36 p.m.

    Well done our good and faithful brother.
    Welcome home......

  • Aline Almeida
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:35 p.m.


  • Bob Pomeroy
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:34 p.m.

    He interviewed me while on my mission, and I've always held him in my heart and a particularly gentle person who made the sincerest effort to make direct contact with individuals who came his way. I loved the man and will sorely miss him.

  • Anne B.
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:30 p.m.

    Your words and life has given me the great example, how to live and to be a better person. Thank you for everything you have done. You will be missed.

  • Lameta Family in Samoa
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:29 p.m.

    Thank you President Hinckley for being the perfect example to follow. Thank you for your love to the Samoan Saints when our first temple was burnt down. You will still be remembered in our hearts. Manuia le malaga.....

  • Bhanson-ptc ga
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:27 p.m.

    We thank thee oh god for our prophet to guide us in these latter days! Pres Hinkley will be missed but his legacy will go on!

  • The Forresters
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:26 p.m.

    We give thanks for his service, his love, his wit, and his amazing work. We loved him as if a member of our family! Well done, thou good and faithful servant, President Hinckley.

  • Blake
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:25 p.m.

    Good bye for now but not for good. I as so will many others will miss President Hinckley. What an inspiration he was. He had an incredible head on his shoulders and was a great leader with a great wit. I know he will be welcomed to the other side with arms open from millions.

  • Eichelberger family
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:23 p.m.

    The older I get the more I treasure the gift of the eternal family. My first reaction was what a glorious reunion he had with his precious wife....and how I wished I was there to document it. The glorious message of the gospel doesn't get any better than knowing that families CAN be an eternal unit, and that God lives and loves us. Now we have to turn to and harken to a NEW and LIVING prophet and give him the loyalty we gave to Pres. Hinkley. HURRAH FOR ISRAEL!

  • Brian Dan
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:21 p.m.

    Sad to see him gone. At the same time, I'm so happy for him to be able to be with his wife again.

  • McNeelys
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:17 p.m.

    Sadness on Earth, great joy & happiness for the wonderful reunion in Heaven! Thank the Lord for the time we had with Pres. Hinckley - now he's moved on to other work. Thank you for your time with us Pres. Hinckley! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  • Jason & Tammy B.
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:16 p.m.

    It was a blow to hear of our prophet's death. Tammy and I have made sure that our family has had his teachings firmly planted in it's heart. We will all miss President Hinckley and wish our blessings of comfort for his family. "We thank thee o God for Gordon B. Hinckley"...

  • jo/florida
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:15 p.m.

    thanks for helping me! as one of your last ones needing help! thank you with all my heart!

  • Nancy Acquisto
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:14 p.m.

    Oh how my heartaches in losing President Hinckley even though he was 97 years I was hoping he would live long enough to see both of the new Temples in the Salt Lake area dedicated. He reminds me of my father (who passed away this last June). They both had a great sence of humor and both talked with their hands and so Christ-like. Knowing he is with the Lord and his Savior as well as his dear wife again makes it easier to accept. What a great leader of the Church and all that he did. Thank you President Hinckley.

  • Rhonda
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:13 p.m.

    WE LOVE THEE OH GOD FOR OUR PROPHET!!!! I will greatly miss President Hinckley so much. He has taught me so much and I will always remember all of it. He was a special man and a great leader to us all. I know he is happy now reuniting with his beloved wife. God Bless His Family!!!! WE loved yall and yall are in my prayers daily!!!! This man did so much for so many people and touched so many lives he is gonna be missed so much. I have cried till my eyes are swollen and blood shot since I heard about his passing. Bless you President Hincley for what you did in making a difference in my life. I love you and will miss you very much!!!!!


  • Swenson Family in Ca.
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:11 p.m.

    You will be missed. We heard your words three weeks ago in our stake conference broadcast and thought you looked weaker, yet you served nobly till the end. What a great example you are and were. We can imagine the joyous reunion on the other side. We're sure your greatest fear was to become an invalid and be unable to serve. God granted your prayers to be useful to the end. We do love you.

  • Paul
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:11 p.m.

    Gordon B. Hinckley truely was a prophet of God and I testify of this, he had a way with words, he knew what people needed in this life, he was a truely humble servant of God, the armies of God will be rejoicing in heaven. I know if it wasn't for Gordon Hinckleys hard work then the world would be less righteous. Thank you for everything Gordon Hinckley a prophet and a friend, yet another wonderful chapter in the history of God's kingdom on earth.

  • Darryl Meekhof
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:08 p.m.

    Happy day, all is well.

    We will miss our beloved President and Prophet. We must live our lives in such a manner as to honor his legacy. I will sustain our new President with love and honor.

  • Tonya McLawhorn (NC)
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:07 p.m.

    I love you, President Hinckley. Thank you for the wonderful example you have been to me and my family. Thank you for the inspired leadership you have provided. You will be missed and always remembered.

  • Oregon
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:07 p.m.

    How we love this man! His example and service will be a beacon to us for the rest of our lives!

  • Catherine Demers
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:04 p.m.

    We are thankful for all he has done to increase commitment to the Lord, Jesus Christ. He will be missed.

  • Blessed
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:02 p.m.

    Thank you Presiden Hinkley. When ever I heard him speak, he made me feel like I was worth so much and that I could do anything I wanted. I am so thankful for his life and his example. If I can even accomplish a fraction of what he did I will be happy. We will miss him deeply, but I feel at peace in knowing that his journey is not over.
    Thank you President Hinkley. We love you.

  • Kathleen Boshard Selway
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:00 p.m.

    President Hickley's seemingly endless energy and focus was amazing. His fantastic accomplishments attest to this, while he worked hard to the end. I don't know how he did all that he did! His optimism was infectious and encouraging. His gratitude and support to women was welcomed and uplifting. My thoughts and condolenses are given to the family. I think they are lucky indeed to have such a legacy.

  • Glen L Nygren Jr
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:00 p.m.

    I am so sad to hear of the passing of President Gordon B. Hinckley. Having been inactive for 30
    + years , I have become an active member since Dec. 2007 , and have since been ordained into the priesthood , and Babtised my three children , ages 8 - 9 - and 10. I am so grateful for the Gospel, and the oportunnity to have been an active member since President Hinckley has presided over the Church.
    I know President Hinckley is watching over us from the kingdom of Heaven May he rest in peace.
    Glen L. Nygren Jr.

  • DallinBN
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:00 p.m.

    As he said of President Howard W. Hunter: "A majestic tree in the forest has fallen, leaving a place of emptiness. A great and quiet strength has departed from our midst."

    He was a man of integrity and light with which he lived and influenced the world - for this those who knew him or of him loved him. We revered him as a prophet as we do 14 men before him. Now the mantle of the prophet falls upon another and we pray that President Monson will be strengthened.

    The parting message of our dearly loved prophet, President Hinckley was always, God be with You 'til we meet again. God be with the Hinckley family and our church leaders.

  • The Lloyds-Idaho
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:59 p.m.

    Thank you dear Prophet.
    We will Carry On.

  • Marci
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:58 p.m.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, all those who are mourning, and to Thomas S. Monson. I am glad that he is with Marjorie again, but I will miss him.

  • Aaron W
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:57 p.m.

    God bless the Hinckley family. We are all better for his influence.

  • JJ S
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:56 p.m.

    We mourn with you at this sad, yet happy time. Knowing how Pres. Hinckley will be missed is so sad, but also knowing that he is with Sis. Hinckley makes us feel some comfort at this hard time. My 6 year old son asked if we could go to his grave when summer comes and say goodbye. So sweet! Our hearts go out to you Hinckley Family.

  • rob cernig
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:55 p.m.

    he was a great prophet - i am converted because of his vision and sharlese and joseph my brother

  • Family Michia -Bs.As ,Argentina
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:55 p.m.

    Our Dear Prophet we are sorry for your depart and we'll miss you greatly ! But we are content that you are finally with your eternal companion and those your loved ones whom were waiting for you ...we'll see you again ,to enjoy your company ,your kindness ,your love.We love you dearly ! -The Michia Family , Ituzaingo III Ward ,Buenos Aires ,Argentina .

  • Sanah
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:52 p.m.

    The prophet is smiling down on us this very moment. We will miss your presence and heed your counsel. We love the prophet and the work he has done is marvelous.

  • Sketpic
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:50 p.m.

    Gordon B., we hardly knew thee. Too soon, too soon.

  • The Mormon Trail in Iowa
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:50 p.m.

    President Hinckley created the ultimate monuments on the Mississppi and Missouri. The Nauvoo and Winter Quarter's temples surround the great state of Iowa. Thank you President Hinckley!

  • Pat Wheeler
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:47 p.m.

    Heaven is rejoicing this day with the return home of a mighty man of God. What a blessed experience to have known, loved and been led through his prophetic calling all these years. His humor, wisdom and powerful testimony of the Saviour and his divine ministry have blessed my life. He will be tremdnously missed. My love and condolances to his family and associates.

  • John D and Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:42 p.m.

    We love President Hinckley and will miss him. He has touched so many lives and will continue to do so. Our condolences go out to his family and loved ones. I'm grateful he can reunite with his dear wife.

  • Lucille Laird
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:42 p.m.

    President Hinkley influenced my life greatly through his writings, his leadership, and through the example of unconditional love for Jesus Christ and for all of mankind. My heart is sad at his leaving, but I know through the teachings of the church that he will continue his work on the other side of the veil. I give thanks to our Heavenly Father for the blessing we call President Hinkley. What an exceptional man, this Prophet dear!
    Lucille Laird, Alderwood 2nd Ward Lynnwood, WA.

  • Debra Butler
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:42 p.m.

    What a wonderful prophet and leader. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers go out to his family.

  • Member of the LDS Church
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:41 p.m.

    "We Thank Thee Oh God for a Prophet" We loved him! My hero

    Jan. 28, 2008 1:40 p.m.

    President Hinkley was called as President of this church in June 1995. I sent my papers to the First Presidency in June 1995 to go on a mission. I would have been one of the first he approved to go. I have always felt a deep respect for this great man since then. Thank you for helping to bring the church "out of obscurity and darkness" in a positive manner and light!!

  • Amanda
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:37 p.m.

    Let us all remember the legacy of President Hinckley. He taught us so many wonderful things and his sweet spirit will truly be missed! He has been the prophet of my youth and I loved him.

  • Bookaholic
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:16 p.m.

    My condolences go out to the family. President Hinckley was a wonderful man, a man of vision, and deep, vibrant faith. His words have always lifted me and inspired me to become a better person.

    He will be sorely missed by his Church family. The service he performed in the Church as a leader and outside it as a spokesman and an example of Christlike living was invaluable to us.

    I can imagine the fantastic reunion that just took place as he once again held his wife, parents and other family and friends that preceded him. We love you, President Hinckley, and will miss you.

  • The Campbell's
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:15 p.m.

    We were surprised to hear the news, and were hoping that he would make it to 100. It was probably hard to serve without his wife, now he is re-united. We will miss his inspiration, and witty personality. Thank you President Hinckley for your great example and great wisdom. Our condolences go out to the Hinckley family.

  • Luann Terry
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:15 p.m.

    Words cannot express the love I felt for President Hinckley. He was a wonderful President and Prophet. He will be greately missed. Reading all the comments posted reafirmed the love he had for all of us. He will be missed by so many people. Thank you President Hinkley for your great example to me.

  • Wolfgramm family
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:12 p.m.

    President Hinckley, we will miss you dearly. Our beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother passed away the day before you did. I'm sure our families are rejoicing on the other side together. Til we meet again.

  • Ron Bellus, Gilbert, AZ
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:09 p.m.

    Our family loves Pres. Hinckley and we will miss him. But while the earth mourns, what a great reunion there must be in Heaven as one of the great sons of God returns in honor. And now, God bless Pres. Monson.

  • Stephen Dorsett
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:09 p.m.

    What a great man. President Hinkley you brought out the good in us. I am so sad to hear the passing of this great man. You touched my life in so many ways. Thank you for your service and love for the members of the church and the world. I know you are with your sweetheart, and you are in the presence of Jesus and the Holy Father. God Bless you President Hinkley .

    With Eternal love

    Steve Dorsett.

  • Mark and Ashley
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:06 p.m.

    What a tremendous example of faith, service and integrity. We feel truly blessed by his leadership and we are better people because of him.

    He will be greatly missed.

  • Lantor Family, Albuquerque, NM
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:07 p.m.

    We love you and will miss you, but are so happy that you are able to rejoin your sweet companion!!

  • The Ocampo Family from Honduras
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:06 p.m.

    Prophets are a great blessing. President Hinckley has been a blessing for members throughout the world. When members in Honduras were hit by hurricane Mitch in 1998 his visit to our country was a glimpse of hope and happiness in the middle of sadness and devastation. How to forget his humor, wisdom and optimism... The life of this great man has been an inspiration for so many!

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:05 p.m.

    Thank you President Hinckley for being a wonderful example and pillar of strength to us all. We love you and miss you.

  • Fam�lia Munhoz from Brasil
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:04 p.m.

    Thank you our beloved Prophet. The people of Brasil loves you and we will miss you forever. God bless your family.

  • The Hancock's
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:04 p.m.

    What a great example of love and charity! There is nobody that deserves a rest as much as he does. We will miss him!

  • Julie
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:03 p.m.

    Hard to express my feelings at this time. I so looked forward to seeing and hearing President Hinckley every Conference. He is such a great example of enduring to the end. His wit,humor and sincerity was what endeared him to all. My first thought was great, now he finally gets to be with his dear wife. Thank you President Hinckley for everything you gave to the world. You will be missed and loved by many forever.

  • JayeG
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:59 p.m.

    As I have scrolled through these remarks, I have been gratified to see evidence of the love and respect that this fine gentleman had inspired, not only among the members of his faith, but also from several who were not members of the faith.

    I was gratified that except for one moronic remark...the contents of this thread have remained respectful.

    "Goin' home, goin' home
    I'm a goin' home.
    Quiet-like, some still day
    I'm a goin' home.
    It's not far, just close by
    Through an open door.
    Work all done, care laid by
    Goin' to roam no more.
    Mother's there 'spectin' me
    Father's waitin' too.
    Lot's of folks gathered there,
    All the friends I knew."

    Welcome home brother.

  • Catherine Inscore
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:58 p.m.

    His soft kind voice resinates deep within my soul; the love which flooded with every utterance stands as a sweet testimony of the love Pres. Hinkley has for our Savior, Jesus Christ--
    Thank you for being mt first president and for teaching me and many more about the love our Savior has for us all.

    Til we meet again...

  • JUDY
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:58 p.m.

    To President Hinckley.
    I shed a tear for you today!WHAT A POWERFUL EXAMPLE you were to all, around the world. Have a great reunion with your DREAN GI.RL

  • BYU-I student
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:55 p.m.

    What a great and marvelous man. He was my prophet, the head of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He will be greatly missed. God bless his family and loved ones and collegues. God bless the Hinckley family.

  • Cathaleen Mol
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:54 p.m.

    I can only imagine the joyous reunion of President Hickley and his sweet wife. I am happy for them though it still brings selfish tears to my eyes to think of his passing. How blessed my husband and I were to be so close to him at General Conference and feel of his spirit. We will forever remember him raising his cane to wave and smiling as he was leaving the stage. I feel like I've lost a personal friend. I miss you President Hickley...

  • Geoff
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:54 p.m.

    President Hinckley has been an inspiration in my life and I will miss him greatly. However, I am so thankful for the the lessons he taught me and my family. Ultimately, it brings me peace to know that he is with his lovely wife and relatives. Well done thou good and faithful servant!

  • Moe Family in MD
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:54 p.m.

    We will miss President Hinckley's optimism and candor. We have become a better people for it.

    Faafetai lava President Hinckley.

  • The Sukhan Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:53 p.m.

    Thank you so much for your example of love, faith, devotion, and service to mankind. We will never forget you and your legacy.

  • Sean Tate
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:53 p.m.

    I keep hearing everyone say that they are so saddened by the loss, I must honestly say that I am not, we all know where he is going due to the way he lived his life and we also know that he is going to see his best friend, Marjoray whom he must have felt lonliness in her passing, I am grateful for the example President Hinckley always gave and his great love for the temple. I am also appreciative of the true gospel that lets me know that the church will continue on.

  • MacKay Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:51 p.m.

    Pres. Hinkley
    We were so blessed to be at the temple dedications of The Hague, Netherlands and Helsinki,Finland Temples and hear your wonderful words You will always be in our hearts and remembrance. What a wonderful example you have been in our lives. We will miss you but know that you are now reunited with your wonderful wife.

  • Regina and Dave
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:40 p.m.

    It is strange to think that on Jan 4, 2008 he was talking with Brother Watson before Brother Watson attended the Bountiful Temple to perform our sealing. At our ceramony Brother Watson stated that he spoke with President Hinckley as he was getting ready to attend the Capitol's dedication. Brother Watson stated that President Hinckley sent us his blessings. And as we were gathered around as a family at the dinner table and hearing of the death of our prophet was very emotional. President Hinckley was a righteous man and lead our church to many new milestones. He will ever be remembered in our new journey as we were given his blessings when kneeling across the alter.

  • Michael Clarke, Sugar Land, TX
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:41 p.m.

    There are few who matched this tremendous spirit in life. He stands tall among the likes of Joseph, Brigham, Abraham, Enoch and Issac. His leadership and presence was reassuring during his latter-day tenure and the void is acutely felt. To me he was a hero...to me he provided hope and reassurance....to me he was a lighthouse amid the turmoil of today's worldly difficulties. It's a sad day for for us who are here but such a joyous day, I am sure, when he was greeted by his sweet bride. God bless you Gordon B. Hinckley you will be missed!

  • Walker family-Grass Valey, CA
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:40 p.m.

    We are deeply saddened at the loss of such a great and loving Prophet and man...we will miss him and rejoice at his reunion with his dear wife. We have been blessed by his service.
    Great thanks to the Hinckley family for sharing their father with the world. We send our deepest appreciation and love to all of you.
    The Walkers

  • Jessica M.
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:40 p.m.

    I was looking forward to seeing him at the spring session of general Conference.He was such a happy soul, and had great humor.
    I have never seen him before, but thats just too bad. He was a Wonderful prophet. He Inspired to many people
    like myself.
    He will be missed.

  • Robert G Foster
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:38 p.m.

    If only I had known what a great man a sinner like me had the privilege of sitting next to, for dinner, a few years back. I would have had so much to ask him. He was definitely a man of the people, inspired by God. His wisdom, humor, and insight will truely be missed.

  • JFBusch and Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:37 p.m.

    President Hinckley you will surely be missed. Our
    hearts and prayers goes out to the Family during this time of your loss and ours.
    Salmon, Idaho

  • Hayden W.
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:37 p.m.

    I love President Hickley. I was so close to him. And I'm only 14! But I am friends with his nephew, he's the one that called me. Anyways, he will be missed by all...

  • JB
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:37 p.m.

    A great man and leader that the world will certainly miss.

  • Charmain
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:32 p.m.

    We are all sadden by this loss of a great, special man. He shall be missed by all who knew him. He was an inspiration and a strength to me personally. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  • Chris Sambrano
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:31 p.m.

    I was very sadden at first but then in the same breath I was so happy to know the wonderful reunion he is having with his beloved wife, Marjorie, and his family that has passed on before him. I also pictured him meeting President Joseph Smith and the other wonderful prophets that have preceded him. What a glorious reunion for him. I love him and am very grateful for his wonderful service he did for us while on this earth. He will be greatly missed!

    Jan. 28, 2008 12:26 p.m.

    Seigneur merci pour le Prophte
    Qui nous guide en ces derniers jours
    Oh Dieu donne pour la conqute
    Ton constant soutien ton secours
    Louange pour ton Evangile
    Qui nous conduira prs de toi
    Oui l'obissance c'est facile
    Pour qui aime ta sainte loi

    President Hinckley, thank you for all teaching you give us by the conference or the Liahona. You are a great example for all members of the Church. We will miss you, but we know that the dead is a part of the plan of salvation of our heavenly father... Even if we live in a island of French Polynesia, we always have a think for you because we love you. Everytime we prayed for you, for your health and for your family. You are a great man in the history of the Church of Jesus Christ...

  • Hassler Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:27 p.m.

    We are so thankful for the legacy that Prophet Hinckely has left us. What an amazing man. He will be greatly missed.

  • Laura Lance
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:25 p.m.

    The world in quantum has lost its best friend. It is difficult to form the proper conjecture in such a monumental time when my heart is so affected with sadness. Contrary to such feelings, I contemplate the most eventful happenstance on the other side of the veil of our Prophet reuniting with his sweet wife and many other loved ones. Oh, what an oxymoran of miserable joy that I feel! I will always remember President Hinckley as the "builder" as he forwarded the building of the confernce center, the building of so many temples, and the building of the church's rapport through the media. I will so miss this great builder.

  • Selfaison, Vacaville CA
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:25 p.m.

    President Gordon B. Hinckley was my hero. He was a great friend and truly a prophet of God. I am grateful for his righteous example and teachings. I remembered as a young boy, he invited my family to his home. We had the best family home evening that I will never forget. God be with you till we meet again

  • Bro Christensen
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:25 p.m.

    In my opinion he was the greatest prophet of the twentieth century. He will be greatly missed, but he has trained many great men to take his place. God bless his family!

  • Heidi W
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:24 p.m.

    I am so thankful for President Hinckley. For his example, his leadership, his humor, his optimism, and his love. He has been a hero to me and inspired me to continually try a little harder to do a little better.
    He truly was a Prophet of God! I will always love and who I will greatly miss, our dear President Hinckley.

  • The Vasquez
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:20 p.m.

    Que Dios bendiga a este profeta por todas sus ensenanzas que nos ha dejado y el maravilloso legado que nos ha dado atraves de estos 12 aos de ser profeta, gracias por su humildad y por su amor a la comunidad latina presidente Hicnkley.....May God bless you and your family....

  • Deb and Rachel Scudiere in WV
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:20 p.m.

    We loved President Hinckley here in West Virginia and send our sympathies to his family.

  • The Penrose family
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:20 p.m.

    What a great man! He will be missed by all. My prayers to his family.

  • jfrazier
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:20 p.m.

    Gordon B. Hinckley, rest in peace, my friend.

    As a convert to the church in the mid '80s he was one of the leaders that I was particularly drawn to. He seemed to be such a decent man that inpired everyone, of his religion or not.

    He will certainly be missed, but not forgotten.

  • yomama
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:18 p.m.

    He was a builder of men and buildings.
    Hope I can accomplish something at least 1% of what he did! I will have lived a lifetime. He has done about 100 men's worth of accomplishments. I hope he can rest for a while in heaven after he sees his wife and dear friends.

  • Landrum family - Plain City
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:16 p.m.

    To heed his council is the best way we can pay our respects. The world needs to listen to the simple truths that he professed and taught. The proclamation to the world about families is one of the most treasured doctrines we have.

    It is comforting to know that he was received by loved ones including his dear wife and our Savior.

    I have no doubt he is already up there serving relentlessly. What an example and inspiration.

    We love you and will miss you until our reunion.

  • Sally, AB
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:09 p.m.

    Pres. Hinckley a true disciple of God through his ever loving Christlike service to All of God's children. He will be missed greatly and we as members need to "Carry on - carry on!" like he said. Sincere condolences and love to his family.

  • Tyler Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:09 p.m.

    We loved you our prophet. Thank you for Standing For Something! You led us and inspired us. For that we will be forever grateful.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:09 p.m.

    Pres. Hinckley was a great leader and inspiration to us all. He will be greatly missed.

  • Douglas
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:07 p.m.

    My 12 year old son, William, came into our room late last night unable to sleep; he had been crying as he overheard a phone conversation we had just had about the passing of President Gordon B. Hinckley. In his own way of coping he said, "Well, President Hinckley is now one of the Great Prophets of the Past!"

    Yet, his mortal legacy will always be present, as it will continue to bless the lives of the Saints and their descendants into the Millennium and beyond.

    Thank you President Hinckley for your exemplary devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ and your endearing love for all mankind. As one who not only Stood For Something, but also tirelessly worked for the betterment of all God's children, you were the epitome of a true Latter-day Disciple of Christ.

    In life you humbly eschewed the praises of man, but now in the spirit you will not be able to silence their tributes!

    God Bless you and your loved ones forever.

    The Gunson's

  • Bob from NC
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:05 p.m.

    And to the Deseret news staff,
    what a great article, I have read it over and over and have printed it for our family home evening...
    Thank You.

  • trent
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:04 p.m.

    God bless you, President Hinckley. I will miss hearing your voice and testimony, and feeling of your love for all of us. I rejoice, however, in your reunion with your sweet wife, your parents, the Prophet Joseph and so many others. We love you dearly. God be with you till we meet again.

  • Wendy in Atlanta
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:03 p.m.

    What a great man and great example. I hope I can honor his life by following his great words and counsel. Someone needs to write a 2nd part to his biography--he's accomplished so much in in the last few years. Truly an example of a follower of Christ. Glad he can reunite with his sweet wife.

  • David Gaines
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:03 p.m.

    He was a man of god and we will all miss him so. We all loved him

  • Wentzel Family Rexburg ID
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:02 p.m.

    He will be missed. I am sure he is happy with Sister Hinckley. I know that though the Prophet has died the office has not and we will always have a prophet.

  • Bob from NC
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:02 p.m.

    Not many, but a couple of anti-Mormons on the thread,
    But guess what?
    President Hinckley would have smiled at you and invited you to come to church..

    What a great missionary.

  • Randy Dalton
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:02 p.m.

    I loved this great man!

  • north dakota
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:00 p.m.

    He will be truly missed he was a great example of a true prophet. Our wishes are with his family during with difficlut time.

  • D Harrington
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:00 p.m.

    We Thank Thee Oh God for a Prophet! And what a great Prophet he was!

  • Familia Munhoz, Porto Alegre, Br
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:00 p.m.

    Amado Profeta! Nossos coraes esto entristecidos por sua partida. Todavia, seu exemplo de f e retido marcar para sempre nossas vidas!

  • Werner
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:58 a.m.

    se que era un profeta de Dios, aqui en venezuela amamos al presidente hinckley, y sabemos que ahora esta muy feliz al lado de su amada esposa, siempre sus enseanazas estarn en nuestros corazones y en nuestra mente para guiarnos hasta el padre

  • Andrew Davis
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:56 a.m.

    President Gordon B. Hinckley was a great and kind man i am so sad he died and that he didn't live longer. I morn his loss and that he is so gone he will never be back. I will always remember this historic profit. he lived longer than any other prophet in our church. I wish he did not die. I feel bad for his familys loss. it is such a trajic event that almost everybody knows about. i just wish he could of lived longer. all his humer was so fun to listen to he gave such great talks and how he loved the whole church. he was such a great man and how he loved to give talks. he was a verh faithful man and i will never ever forget this profet. I was hopeing he would live to be one-hundred but he didnt make it he was hopeing he could live to see another general confrence. he loved evrybody.

  • Ver�nica Castillo
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:56 a.m.

    Es triste
    Se pierde un hombre sabio y muy trabajador, lleno de esperanza y amor por todas las personas
    Lo unico es que se podr reencontrar con su amada esposa
    Hasta Siempre
    Un Siervo de Dios que hizo todo en pos de edificar la obra ac en la tierra!

  • Joanne Gines
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:48 a.m.

    Oh that I can earn the words I know have been spoken to him by the Savior! Well Done thou good and faithful servant...Enter into thy rest! So Richly deserved! We will miss so many things, but have been richly blessed to have known him. Enjoy your reunion with your sweetheart President Hinckley.

  • Anynomes
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:47 a.m.

    He will be missed. It makes me sad that people in my school don't now who he is. I can't belive he's gone.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:46 a.m.

    Gracias por todo, mi vida cambio por su ejemplo, un gran hombre

  • B Marshall
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:42 a.m.

    Last night around 8pm I received a text that President Hinckley passed away. My wife was looking over my shoulder and we both saw the news simultaneously. It felt as if the world had stopped for a moment and then I realized how much more I need to do. It is incredible how he inspired me even in his death.

  • Martinez Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:41 a.m.

    Thank you for everything President Hinckley. You made me feel great about being a Mormon. I have always been so proud of you.

  • A Methodist
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:40 a.m.

    President Hinckley was more than just a prophet to the LDS faith, he was a leader and voice in social and spiritual matters, in the local community, Utah, the U.S., and the world.
    He was a great man to people of all faiths, a true bridge builder.
    I, as a member of a different faith, will truly miss this great man!
    Condolences to his family, and our neighbors of the LDS faith.

  • The Swenson Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:38 a.m.

    Our family was very sad to hear of President Hinckleys passing. He was a great leader with a warm caring personality and a wonderful sense of humor. Even when he was chastening us as members of the church he always did it in a kind and loving way. May his legacy live on in the hearts of the people of the world. Hopefully we will all remember the words he taught and continue to reach out and befriend people of all faiths and recognize the ways we can touch each others lives for the better no matter what we believe or what church we belong to. We are all God's children and he loves us. Our hearts and prayers go out to the Hinckley family at this time. God Bless You.

  • Roger
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:37 a.m.

    Thank you for your life President Hinckley. We love you.

  • Jason Pollock Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:37 a.m.

    What a wonderful prophet! We will miss you so very much. We love you President Hinckley more that you know!!

  • in Stockton, Utah
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:36 a.m.

    I had the pleasure and honor to meet this Prophet of the Lord in the Salt Lake Temple last year. He was a great man! In person, or on the T.V. he showed all people great love. He grew up with my grandfather, so I heard a lot of fun stories of their youth together. My father played w/ Pres. Hinckley's children in the tree that is now the pulpit in the Conference Center. I was at the Day of Celebration at the U of U when Pres. Hinckley spoke to the youth. I am blessed to have been in his presence, under his leadership, and a member of this glorious church at this time.

  • Sarah in DC
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:36 a.m.

    I am honored to have sustained President Hinckley as a prophet. No doubt he has reported for duty and is busy still.

  • IVAN CRUZ Estaca Pq. Pinheiros
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:33 a.m.

    Pres. Hinckley foi um dos maiores homens que j pisou nesta terra. Em cada conferncia ele falou especialmente para mim. Ensinou-me a ouvir meus filhos e a am-los de maneira mais incondicional e terna. A controlar a ira e aproximar-me do Senhor. Quantos favores ele fez, mesmo sem o saber.
    Ele foi como um grande pai que, de longe, aconselhou gentilmente se filho no caminho mais excelente.
    No estou triste por sua morte, pois ele tem um lugar especialmente reservado mo direita de Deus, nosso Pai, mas estou triste pela separao momentnea. Que o Senhor abenoe sua famlia nessa hora.

    Obrigado Presidente.


  • Alan Linda Delahunty and Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:33 a.m.

    Nothing can describe the tender feelings of our hearts as we have loved and followed our Prophet these many years. He did prepare us that he would be leaving soon and we do not mourn that he is gone but we celebrate that we had him so long.

    Jan. 28, 2008 11:30 a.m.

    I think it caught everyone off guard. Only a prophet of God could do what he did at the age of 84-97 He traveled everywhere. He truly was driven everytime he spoke he had a message. He will be greatly missed the work will go on.

  • A follower in Christ
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:28 a.m.

    God bless his family. And may we all remember him and his counsil to live it always. As we do we may also look forward with the optimism he always bestowed on us. The parting is bittersweet, bitter for us who stand to mourn his loss but sweet for him to go home to the God that gave him life and to his beloved wife.

  • Craig Hammond
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:28 a.m.

    We truly do thank God for a prophet, especially Gordon B. Hinckley. He was a great leader and lead not only those of the LDS faith, but the world to be better people and fulfill the desires of Heavenly Father. May we rejoice in his joyful and magnificent reunion with his wife, family and friends, and the welcoming embrace he so greatly deserves from our Heavenly Father.

  • Lori Brevard
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:27 a.m.

    What a wonderful wonderful man!!!I did not know him personally but always felt as if I did. He is the only prophet my children remember and oh what an example he set. He will be deeply missed here on earth but what a reunion on the other side. May his family be blessed with strengh and comfort. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • The Gibbons family
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:27 a.m.

    He was a beloved prophet, admired and loved by millions of people all around the world. He was and is a wonderful example of how we all should try to live our lives. He was committed and worked hard to do what was asked of him each day of his life. Thank you President Hinckley. We will miss you greatly.

  • Kimbur
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:26 a.m.

    I am so grateful to have been lead by such a great man! I am also grateful that he may now be reunited with his wife and the one he served so well. He will be greatly missed!

  • tarazona family
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:25 a.m.

    this is such a bad news ,we all loved this wonderfull man we live on a small island called dominican republic we all will moved forward tahnks to teh lord and president hinckley

  • Texas Dodge
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:25 a.m.

    He was a prime example of someone who wore himself out in service of the Lord. I hope he takes a few days off before he gets crackin' on the other side. It helps my sad heart to wonder about his reunion with his sweetheart Marjorie, and to think about his reunion with all of his beloved brethren who have kept the faith so well, and who have served so well and diligently, like him. May we show our gratitude by doing the same.

  • Rachel
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:25 a.m.

    President Hinckley,

    We love you. You are an amazing leader. You will be missed. I'm glad you can be with you lovely wife, Marjorie, she was also a wonderful example.

    Our prayers are with you family.

  • Phil Vonk
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:23 a.m.

    Non LDS... We pray for the Hinkley family and for all of Utah as you mourn this loss. We pray for a fresh and bright revival in Utah as you seek the face of Jesus for your comfort.

  • Jan & Johnny Page
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:23 a.m.

    What a blessing President Hinckley has been to us and the world. We are so thankful for this prophet. We know he is busily engaged in the next world with his loving wife and family members he has been separated from. We pray that we will someday get to shake his hand and tell him how much he has meant to us.

  • Amy Brooksby
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:23 a.m.

    We can overflow with flowery dialogues that we love and respect our wonderful President Hinkley, but to truly show him our love, we will follow his example and the Lord's gospel which he taught (John 14:15). May we continue onward as vibrantly as President Hinkley did and "go forth with new energy," as he encouraged. Let us love our families and neighbors, let us magnify our callings, let us open our mouths and share the gospel.

    Isn't it wonderful to envision the sweet reunions on the other side? We are so blessed to have the gospel and know that death is "really a step forward in Heavenly Fathers plan."

  • SoVerySad
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:20 a.m.

    He was one of the few church leaders to sincerely Thank the membership....a few of the higherups could take some notes...

  • Vanessa G�mez
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:19 a.m.

    Im so grateful for being part of this blessed generation, that could enjoy and learn from one of the greatest prophets...there is so much to do now, to honored his wonderful work in the earth and dedication to the church and its memebers.

  • Al & Konnie WA
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:18 a.m.

    What an amazing example of dedication and love for the Lord and his Church. We have know President Hinckley all of our lives and have continually learned from him, what the Lord would have us do in many circumstances. Our heart felt support goes now to the Quroum of Twelve and their task to select the next voice of this church. We send our absolute support and love to all of you. To President Hinckley's family we send our condolence and love. He will be missed by us and our family. An exciting reunion is now taking place filled with excitement for all who have been waiting for this time in his life. Life goes on, we look forward to being in his presence once again. Love to you all.

  • TD
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:17 a.m.

    It's hard to be sad when you realize the joy he so richly deserves at being reunited with his beloved wife. I just can't feel grief at knowing of his personal joy.

  • Jessica
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:16 a.m.

    He was a man greatly loved and admired.

  • Aura M. -Santa Clara- CA
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:16 a.m.

    Prophet Gordon B. Hinckley Was the Prophet, with precisely the same authority of Moses and Abraham and all the other prophets through the ages. A truly remarkable human being has been lost, and I for one feel much honored to have seen know him, I know I will truly miss him. I consider this personal loss as if a family member is lost. He was a quiet man, but possessed such charisma, he was so humble, kind and his legacy will remain in the church for some many generations to come. He will be missed. All my sympathy, respect and I give my heart and prayers to the family.

  • S Carpenter
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:15 a.m.

    I was so sad to hear the news.What a wonderful man and the most wonderful prophet. I loved him and I will miss him.I know he is so happy to be with his dear wife once again.This makes me happy. I will always love and miss President Hinckley.Great Man Great Prophet. I will alway remember his words,"It isn't as bad as you sometime think it is. It all works out.Put your trust in God, move forward with faith the Lord will not forsake us... Put your turst in God, and move forward.

  • mookie
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:13 a.m.

    While serving a mission in Alaska, President Hinckley spoke the missionaries and I don't think I had ever laughed so hard. His stories and humor were the best. He will be missed.

  • We love you!
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:12 a.m.

    The DiGirolamo Family from Raleigh, NC was deeply saddened to hear the news of President Hinckley's passing last night. After we got the phone call - we went to the computer- and the servers were so busy - we couldn't get any news for a bit. Finally - it went through - as I'm sure thousands of you with us were trying to get some news of our beloved prophet. We mourn for him - yet we are so happy he is reunited with his beloved wife. We truly "Thank Thee Oh God For A Prophet". President Hinckley reached out to so many-and he especially LOVED the youth of the church.

    We are all better people because of his service and love and charity.

    God be with you till we meet again.

    The Vincent DiGirolamo family

    Raleigh - NC

  • Denise Shattuck
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:09 a.m.

    Our great prophet, leader and friend will truly be missed. His contribution to the world was amazing during his 97 years here on this earth. I am so grateful to have met him and his dear wife, Majorie and to have traveled with them for several weeks. It will be something I'll never forget.

  • Sofia
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:07 a.m.

    It is so sad that President Hinckley died. I was at A Youth Standards Night fireside, and after it was over, one of the people in our stake presiency stod up and said that he had just recieved confirmation that President Hinckley passed away. And then we sang We Thank Thee O God For a Prophet, But barely anybody sang because we were so sad.That is how i found out he died. It was very sad because we were all so happy and having fun, but then boom, there came the news.It was very sad. I loved President Hinckley. He was my favorite prophet. I cant wait to see him in heaven!!

  • Sheila
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:06 a.m.

    I was baptized in 1996, Gordon B. Hinkley is the only prophet I have ever known. I have been to a few general conferences since I have been baptized, and I have felt his spirit just by being in the same room as him. One of the people that I felt that I needed to meet was Gordon B. Hinkley, but I know that I will meet him and know of his spirit. I know that he was a prophet of god, and I know that he is with his wife and heavenly father doing his work from the other side. He is with all the prophets that have passed before him helping them do the work that they still need to do. I know that one day I will be able to meet him and know of his love. My prayers and thoughts are with his family and friends in their time of loss. God be with you all during this trying time.

  • Sharon
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:06 a.m.

    What an incredible example of Christ-like service and devotion was President Hinckley. May we follow his example. His sense of humor was priceless. Blessings to his family.

  • Brett
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:06 a.m.

    As a non member of the church living in Utah for over 20 years, I can only send my condolences to a faith that is in mourning today. President Hinckley was a great man, and will be missed by millions of people around the world.

  • cjjp
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:05 a.m.

    God bless you and your family President Hinkley

  • Magleby - Riverton, UT
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:04 a.m.

    Whenever I saw you or heard your voice the Holy Spirit testified to me that you are a Prophet of God. You truly are! What a great leader and example you have been to me and millions around the world. Your example and legacy will live on.

  • Robyn J
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:03 a.m.

    My 7 year old teared up when he heard the news of your passing; As did I. You and your wife had such dynamic beauty and were truly a wonderful example to the world. Thanks for being everything you were to so many people. God bless you and your beautiful wife. We were all so blessed to have you a part of our lives.

  • Daniel Lee
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:02 a.m.

    President Hinckley was a great influence to, not just members of The Church, but to other individuals around the world. He will be greatly missed by everyone. Even with this tragity in our life, there is also great joy. He lead a great life, and now He is going to join His Eternal companion, because of this I am extemely happy for Him. I love President Hinckley and will always remember His great example. As a youth, this is pretty hard because He was the one Prophet I grew up listening to and looking up to. Once again, I love Him and will always love Him.

  • Kent Dodds
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:02 a.m.

    I'm going forth to serve in Zion, in the Missouri Independence Mission. It was President Gordon B. Hinckley that signed my letter to go, and I will be sure to honor his trust that I would serve honorably, by serving honorably. Gordon B. Hinckley is the prophet I grew up to. I will always remember him as my prophet. Thank you President Hinckley. Hurrah for Israel!

  • Melissa
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:01 a.m.

    Farewell President Hinckley. You are a beloved leader who will missed!

  • JR
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:00 a.m.

    This great man was not born for himself, his family, or his faith, but rather he was born for the benefit of the human race. He will be missed by all whether they know it or not. Thank you for you all that you did.

  • E.B.
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:00 a.m.

    Much love to President Hinckley and may the Lord bless you and keep you.

    May the new Apostles keep the tradition President Hinckley started, and be directed as he was directed in this great church!

  • Myrna Clark
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:59 a.m.

    Thank you for the inspirations and great leadership. What a great reunion with your sweet heart and especially with your creator as he embraces you and say WELL DONE THOU GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT. We will miss you as we try to live up to your council. Our prayers are with your family

  • Mexico
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:00 a.m.

    He will be miss a lot. The best way to honor his memory is by doing what he taught. He is the prophet of my youth, what a wonderful opportunity! Its good to know the plan of salvation in moments like this. We love you president Hinckley, thank you for your example and life of service.

  • Wunderbar
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:58 a.m.

    Solch ein Beispiel! Solch ein wunderbarer Profet. Du bist nicht mehr mit uns, aber wir werden dich niemals vergessen. Wir freuen uns dass du mit deiner Frau wider bist.

    Wir beten jetzt fur President Monson.

  • Berenice
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:58 a.m.

    Our President Hinckley has gone to a better place with her beloved wife. I know he is a prophet, I cannot express how sad I feel knowing he won't be here to speak to us anymore. I will always love him, and I will always remember how positive he was for life, how much he care for all of us and how much he loved our Heavenly Father. He is a great example of true love. He will be miss always. I think the only thing we can do right now its to do what he told us to do. Be obidente, strength our testimonies and never forget that there is a Heavenly Father in heaven who listen to our prays.
    Thank you my beloved President Hinckley, Now I know you are with your wife again.
    We will miss you.

  • Vance Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:57 a.m.

    We will always remember Pesident Hinckley with love

  • KM
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:56 a.m.

    I will miss his delightful sense of humor and inspiring words. With his unflagging optimism, he just had this way of making everything seem better--that there really is hope for the future. He really was a great man.

  • Cindy-Rae
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:55 a.m.

    If each of us loved people as much and gave as much service to the world as he did, can we just imagine what a wonderful world this would be! We love him and we will miss him. We are praying for his family, the quorum of the twelve, president Monson and President Eyring.

  • Teena Castle
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:54 a.m.

    We were sad to hear the news and my husband and 3 daughters cried as we realized that we has lost our beloved prophet but they were also tears of joy as we knew that he was with his wife of so many years forever never to be seperated. Our hearts and prayers go out to President and Sister Hinkley's family as they go through this period of mourning. As one who has lost both a mother and father I understand the tender feelings of this time. May we all go forward and indeed "Stand for something" as we strive to be the kind of example to each other, to those around us and to the world of what it means to be a disciple of Christ and a member of His church. We love President Hinkley and will miss his quick witt, his wonderful smile and gentleness that made him loved by so many member and non-member alike. Thank you for teaching us what it means to be a true christian.
    The Castle Family Howard, Teena, Julynne,Jessica and Jennifer Baraboo Wisconsin

  • JB
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:53 a.m.

    What a remarkable man! I'll miss his wit, humor and most of all, his brilliance and wisdom.

  • Al C in New Jersey
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:53 a.m.

    Dear President Himckley,
    I look forward to hopefully qualifying to serve under your leadership on the other side of the veil.
    I've been grateful to know that I was baptized on the weekend (6 Apr 1958) when you became a General Authority of the Church, as an Assistant to The Twelve. As a member of the Quorum of the Twelve, you made our little branch a ward and me a grateful bishop. I know your leadership continues, and many members who preceded you through the veil during your Presidency here have been looking forward to your joining and leading them there.
    Praise the Lord!

  • Julie
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:51 a.m.

    To the Hinckley Family:

    Thank you so much for sharing your father and grandfather with the church and the world. Your sacrifice allowed President Hinckley to bless this world with his wisdom, wit and inspiration. I had several contacts with him over the years and I was personally blessed by him and his tender care at a time of personal sorrow in my own life. Thank you again.

  • Nichole
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:50 a.m.

    Pres. Hincley was the prophet for the majority of my life. And he has impacted my life in lots of major ways. I love him dearly. He will be sorely missed. I know he is glad to finally again be with his eternal companion. Pres. Hinckley will never be forgotten.

  • Brittany
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:49 a.m.

    Pes. Hinkley is such an amazing man! Im so sad he has passed but so happy for him!! He gets to be with his sweetheart and our father.

  • Sofia
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:49 a.m.

    It is so sad that he died. i was at a standards night fireside, and after it was over, someone in our stake presidency stood up there and just mentioned that he just recieved the confirmation that President Hinckley died. so that is how we found out that he died. and then we sang We Thank Thee O God For a Prophet, But barely anyone sang because everyone was so sad.But that was a very sad way to find out he died. we were all so happy, and then boom, there came the news. I loved President Hinckley. He was my favorite prophet. I cant wait to see him in heaven someday!

  • Led Zeppelin
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:48 a.m.

    Tears of love from my wife and I for this great man who inspired and helped bless our lives with great council that has helped our lives in every way. President Hinkley and his wife are the worlds hope and example of everything that is great about marriage and how we should be.

  • Rud
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:46 a.m.

    The end of a great era, with sadness as one so great leaves us more lonly. An old giant has falled, a stature that stands tall next to anyone in history! We will miss him greatly. A yet, life rolls on.

  • CO Cougar
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:45 a.m.

    Unfortunately I knew this day would have to come, his health had been going downhill ever since the death of his wife. But in a way I am happy for him now, he is no longer in pain and he has been reunited with his loved ones, the Church will never forget you Pres. Hinckley, God bless you and your family.

    You will be missed.

  • Matt
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:45 a.m.

    Thank you so much President Hinckley. I know that you were called of God and that the fullness of the priesthood was/is truly with you. I'm so happy that you will now be with your dear wife and friend. We love you and your witness. As I listened to your last talk in General Conference I couldn't help but smile knowing that it was a witness of the boy prophet, Joesph Smith. I am so grateful that one of your last testimonies was that of Joseph Smith seeing both the Father and the Son. We will miss you.

  • Kerrs from California
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:44 a.m.

    We always felt that when he smiled he was smiling right at us. We knew he loved us and we loved him. He was the Prophet of our children's childhood. We thank him for his leadership and his love. He will be missed!

  • Darrell
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:44 a.m.

    This is by far the most comments I've ever seen, since Deseret News started doing comments by thier readers. Would'nt be nice to go where he's going I mean he's got a first class ticket to the highest kingdom we can live in. I LOVE YOU...President Hinckley, and thank you for being here for us. I'm very greatful to have lived during your era.

  • Timiney Family TX,
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:44 a.m.

    A prophet that led the church with such vibrance as he did will deeply missed. I will miss the talks where he can so lovingly inspire us, make us laugh, but then remind us to be grounded just the same in respecting our fellow man and promoted religious tolerance to those not of our faith. Let us do as he did when he became the prophet of this church and "Carry On". God be with the Hinkley family and all who mourn him at his passing. 'Til we meet again...

  • Walkersabq
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:43 a.m.

    I was very saddened to receive a call last night informing my of President Hinckely's passing. He was so amazing in his tireless efforts to further our Savior's work as the head of His church. What an example of combining talent and creativity with hard work to help bring souls to Christ! The list of his accomplishments are astounding. I thank God for this Prophet and the immeasurable good that he did. As the brethren have pointed out, he is the greatest temple builder in history. His ministry has blessed the lives of countless millions here on earth and in the hereafter. Thank you President Hinckley. We can scarcely express the depth of our love and appreciation for all you have done.

  • Bill Schrader
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:43 a.m.

    Godspeed, Brother Hinckley!

  • S Ybarguen
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:41 a.m.

    The world has lost a powerful advocate for Jesus Christ. He will be missed dearly. We pray for his family and associates. Yet, we know he had a great reunion waiting for him on the other side of the veil. We love you President Hinckley and your family.

  • Judy Hokanson
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:39 a.m.

    How can my heart feel so borken, yet so overwhelmingly happy for the release of President Hinckley's great spirit. Must be an LDS thing! What an inspiration he has been!

  • the Hansens
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:38 a.m.

    How we loved him. His words and counsel will live on through eternity. We will miss him!

  • Stephanie
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:37 a.m.

    I just wanted to say thankyou to President Hinkley he was such a great man and a good example I amsure he will be greatly missed but it is good to know he is with his beloved wife. I LOVE HIM

  • Kari Wendt
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:37 a.m.

    President Hinckley will be missed. I feel very sad to hear of his passing but joyful to think of his reunion with his wife and other beloved family members and friends. We will remember him always.

  • Larry W. in St. George, Utah
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:36 a.m.

    For a man that has lived his life as long as he has, I remember him saying "He is going to try to be a better man for the rest of his life." I want to "Thank Him" for all that he has done for our Church and our society and the world. We all love him and will miss him very much. He is know with his beloved wife and all the other prophets and our Father in Heaven. I will always love this man for what he has done for me and my family. Thank You

  • Erika Lawton, Vero Beach, Florid
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:34 a.m.

    He who knows and knows not that he knows is sleeping; wake him.
    He who knows not and knows not he knows not is foolish; shun him.
    He who knows not and knows he knows not is humble; teach him.
    He who knows and knows that he knows is wise; follow him.
    (Eastern Proverb)
    Praise to the Man" - a true prophet - who was not only a good and faithful servant but one who magnified his calling and raised the bar by his own example. Selfishly I had hoped he would live several more years, so that I could continue to follow him and try to absorb even a little of his great humor and wit. The world seems darker right now his candle could not be hid in life. He was a man who knows that he knows, and I gladly and humbly followed him, because I know he followed the Savior.

    My love and prayers to his family. And to all the Saints and people who loved him.

  • Dennis Decker
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:34 a.m.

    Thank you Pres. Hinkley for your example and teachings. I am a better man because of you. I know you had a beautiful reunion with your family last night. Again God be with you til we meet again.

  • Idaho Beans
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:34 a.m.

    In Idaho the earth mourns your passing and expresses its grief in the wind! We love you, we miss you, we celebrate your sweet reunion with your dear wife. Thank you so much!!!

    The Idaho Beans

  • Emery O.
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:32 a.m.

    We should celebrate the exemplary life he led and honor him by living the Christ-like attributes he taught. Thank you President Hinckley for your life of service!

  • Shanni Sullivan - Einer
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:32 a.m.

    Its Not So Sad. Its Beautiful Because He Lived A Full Life, Most Of Us Will Never Have The Chance To Live And Now He's With Marjorie Again. The Loss Is Only Earthly And Very Much Felt. But His Life Is Truly Eternal And You Know He Went Straight To Heavenly Father And Got A Big Huge Embrace.

  • The Bawden's
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:32 a.m.

    God be with you til we meet again. We will all strife to honor your legacy and remeber your motto to Carry On.

  • Dave
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:30 a.m.

    A great prophet who's work ethic, personality, love, and humor will be sorely missed by so many of us.

  • The Harvey's
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:30 a.m.

    Have loved President Hinkley since I was a youg girl our love and admiration grew as a young married couple he visited our Stake and admonished the members to bloom and strengthen the Church where they were and not be anxious to move to Utah. "We need strong members of the Church in all parts of the world." he told us. "Utah doesn't need you, but your are despartly needed here."
    The world has lost a great leader.

  • g's_from btfl
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:30 a.m.

    Thank you President Hinckley for your example of living a Christ centered life. God Bless you and your family.

  • David H
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:29 a.m.

    Bless you dear President Hinckley for your life and ministry among God's children. Because "...we live together in love..." we "...weep for the loss of them that die...". We love you, and we mourn your passing. We rejoice in the knowledge of your joyous reunion with loved ones, prophets past, and our beloved Savior.

    Condolences to the Hinckley family.

    Our faith, prayers and confidence to President Monson and his family.

    Hurricane, UT

  • pamela Dungey
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:25 a.m.

    I am from the UK, all I can say is that I am joining with my brothers and sisters around the world in both grief and joy. Grief because we are going to miss this incredible Prophet and wonderful man, and joy because he is now with his beloved wife who he wanted so much to follow. I loved him with all of my heart, he touched everyone through his teachings and his words of wisdom and love. The world is going to be so much emptier without him. I will miss seeing his smile, and hearing his voice at conferences when they were transmitted via satellite to us. I haven't been a member for many years, but in the short time that I have, I came to love him, respect him and know that he was a true Prophet of God. May he rest in peace and have a wonderful time with Marjorie, I can only imagine his face coming face to face with Our Heavenly Father, it would be wreathed in smiles. God bless you President Hinckley, Wales, where you once served on your mission is going to miss you. You will be sadly missed.

  • kent robinson family
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:23 a.m.

    President Hinckley will be greatly missed. What an inspirational life. He had such a wonderful way of speaking that made everyone feel that he was just like your own Father or Grandfather. It is amazing how much he accomplished in his life and how many peoples lives he made better. He truly endured to the end and showed us how to be more Christlike. Our thoughts and prayers now turn to Pres. Monson he too is a truly remarkable man and will be a great prophet as well.

  • Jeff
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:23 a.m.

    Thank you for your guidance, vision, and humor. You will be missed. May God watch over your family and comfort them.

  • What a Resume!
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:22 a.m.

    Kudos to Deseret News for such a fantastic article on an inspirational man. The article is so comprehensive and informative. President Hinckley was an example of hard work, humility, and integrity.

  • Stephen in Oklahoma
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:21 a.m.

    Thanks be to the Father for allowing us to have President Hinkley for so long. Praise to the man.

  • Mary Ungerman
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:20 a.m.

    I think of President Hinckley as a prophet of surprises. He had so many surprises for us such as the many temples, the perpetual education fund, the conference center, the pulpit in the conference center, and one of my favorites, the birthday parties which he gave and invited us all to attend. How we will miss him!

    Jan. 28, 2008 10:19 a.m.

    I skimmed through this long list and I would like to take a moment to thank all of you who have issues with our fath for being kind and not using this time to criticize our fath and I thank you our this great man. Thank You so much.

  • Wilson's/Pasco 3rd Ward
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:19 a.m.

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Hinkley Family. He was such a wonderful person, and a great example to all of us. What an exciting time for him, as now he is reunited with the love of his life. As a convert to the Church I am grateful for the examples he set for me, and for leading our Church in the right direction.

    God bless Our Prophet! God Bless Gordon B Hinkley! God Bless the Hinkley family.

  • West Jordan Pete
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:18 a.m.

    I am no longer active. Still, I never lost my love, respect, and admiration for this great man.

  • Dustin Birch
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:18 a.m.

    I was sad to hear of President Hinckley's passing. He was a great man and will be dearly missed. I'm confident his great work will affect generations of people to come. I'm sure he's grateful to be reunited with his wife and I'm sure he'll continue his mission on the other side.

  • Cortney Mathews
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:15 a.m.

    Prior to President Hinckley's passing, I often asked myself how I would react when he died. I would be devastated, I thought; however, when my wife and I heard of his death last night, my initial thoughts turned to the joyous reunion between President Hinckley and his sweet wife! It was a great moment I'll never forget.

  • Shelly R Ladouceur
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:14 a.m.

    From Edmonton, our family was sad to hear of the passing but rejoices in the glory he is now experienceing. He is still an wonderful example. Give Sister Hinckley a hug from us!

  • giovanni
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:12 a.m.

    Pres. Hinckley was sustained President of the Church shortly before I was baptized in 1995. His words and testimony gave me light and strength during difficult times. I will forever be grateful for this good man.

  • Cheryl
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:12 a.m.

    He was the most remarkable man, such positive attitude among such a pesimistic world. You could always look to him to find the silver lining in ANY cloud. He will be greatly missed. I am so glad to know he is with his sweetheart now. I know the church will go on and a new Prophet will be just as wonderful and bring what we need at this time.

  • Elizabeth Pollock
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:11 a.m.

    There are not words enough to express how our family mourns the loss of this wonderful prophet and great leader.

    Thank you President Gordon B. Hinckley for your perfect leadership. You have given so much to our world. My family is eternally grateful for you, and the devoted and genuine love that you have so well expressed to others.

    I am truly happy that you have been reunited with your beloved Marjorie.

    You will be so deeply missed by all who have been touched by your earthly spiritual presents.

    Thank you for making the world a better place for us all. xoxoxooxoxoxxooxxo

  • Tom
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:11 a.m.

    What a Great Man--The world will truly miss you!

  • Jonathan & Gina James
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:11 a.m.

    This man inspires all he came into contact to be better and to reach higher. What a tremendous legacy he has left. A true example of laboring tirelessly with no expectation of reward. This world mourns his loss but rejoices in the knowledge that he has been reunited with his sweet wife.

  • Jay Studder
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:11 a.m.

    May God Bless

  • Breona Carter, kamas
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:11 a.m.

    Pres. Hinkley is such a powerful example of service, love, and courage till the end. He was so candid in his messages. I will miss him dearly.

  • Kent Stake Youth
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:10 a.m.

    As we got the new at the Kent Stake Youth Fireside I could feel hearts swelling in sadness because we lost a great Prophet. He wasn't just known for being the oldest Prophet to live, he was known for how many lives he touched and how many hearts where touched as well. The closing song we sang was changed to "We Thank The Oh God For A Prophet". As we sang that song so many people were crying because we new we wouldn't be able to see him again until it is our turn to go live with Heavenly Father. Right now all i can really say is God be with you till we meet again!!

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  • Karen LDS in TX
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:07 a.m.

    Our family was so sad to hear of President Hinckley's passing. He is with his beloved wife now. He was a wonderful Prophet and example to us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
    He will be greatly missed.

    With Sympathy,
    The Gebauer family

  • Patsy
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:07 a.m.

    President Hinckley has now returned from where he came from before coming to earth. He set the example, gave us encouragement, direction, etc. to help us return to where he has gone.
    Can't thank him enough to him being a Prophet of God.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:07 a.m.

    I teared up reading through these comments. If greatness is measured by the love a person leaves behind in this world, then surely Pres. Hinckley was a GREAT man! He will be missed, and his life will be celebrated now and forever. May God grant him peace and rest from the cares of this world. He truly earned it.

  • ML
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:03 a.m.

    What an example of hard work, dedication, and focus on the eternal things of man's existence. We should all mirror the principles this man loved.

  • Elder/Sister Nield
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:02 a.m.

    We were so saddened to receive an early morning phone call telling us of President Hinckley's passing but know he is now experiencing a joyous reunion with his beloved, Marjorie. We thank God for such a wonderful prophet and now pray for his family and those who will continue to serve and move the work forward, which is just what President Hinckley would want to happen. He always "forgot himself" and "went to work"! What a great example to follow.
    Elder/Sister Nield Ireland Dublin Mission

  • MaryAnn Kibbie
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:02 a.m.

    I was in a fireside when i got the news about President Gordon B. Hinckley. As They told us the sad news, I and a whole bunch of others started crying. Because he was such a great man and did so much for our church around the world! He blessed us all and touched so many hearts in so many ways! I know we all miss him, but he is in a good place now with his Heavenly Father and his Wife, Marjorie! The one thing i am going to miss so much is hearing his talks at General Conference and also seeing his smiling face every time i watch BYU Television.

  • Me
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:00 a.m.

    Can you imagine the applause when he past through the veil?

  • Montana fan of Pres. Hinckley
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:00 a.m.

    I'm sure he hit the ground running on the other side. There is much work to do and he was always in there doing more than his part.

  • Teacher
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:58 a.m.

    I showed up to a high school today and half the kids were dresserd in church attire. They were showing respect for the passing of a prophet who had such an influence on the youth! At 97 he could relate to teens! AMAZING!

  • Edith Carpenter
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:54 a.m.

    President Hinckley has made as much impact on the lives of all who knew him. What a loss to his family and the world at large. My condolences to the family and blessings on those who now carry on the leadership roles without him.

  • Tim and Ramona Wilson
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:52 a.m.

    Our Dear Prophet and President has completed his mission here on earth. What a great man and leader he was; truly an ensign to the world. We mourn his passing and remember his great works, his energetic service, and his loving smile. How happy he must be to rejoin his loving wife! May his family and friends be comforted during this difficult time.

  • Brent Toolson Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:52 a.m.

    We are so grateful to have had such an OPTIMISTIC, LOVING PROPHET! He was full of life to the very end and inspired all of us to be better, to accomplish more and to read our scriptures daily! We are Thankful for the challenges he gave us and for the "Way to BE". "We will Stand For Something" as we "Stand A Little Taller" We are thrilled for the reunion in Heaven and for his Sweetheart! What a party there is today!!!
    Although our home is full of 7 heavy hearts, I couldn't help but be touched at how the spirit in our home changed at the news. With 4 wrestling, active teenage boys, ages 16-12 and one sweet 7 year old girl, complete silence added to the shock! The quiet reverence for "THEIR" beloved prophet was a wonderful tribute to the prophet of their testimonies. How Bitter/Sweet this life is!
    Thank You dear Hinckley Family for all that you have given to us, even your father, brother, uncle, friend! Much love and prayers are with You!

  • Happy to have known him
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:51 a.m.

    All men die. Not all men truly live. Thanks for everything brother. Enjoy some well earned time off.

  • Kjaerbye
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:50 a.m.

    We thank thee Oh God for a Prophet - President Hinckley, in these Later-Days! He will be missed!

  • Kuhnz Family, RanchoM, Ca
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:49 a.m.

    You have been one of the most influencial people in our lives, and wil continue to be so. We love you and your energy and dedication to the work of the Lord. You are a constant example and will be forever.

  • Marcelo Gomes
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:48 a.m.

    This single man has done so much more that can ever be expressed in words in advancing the work of the Lord upon the Earth. On behalf of hundreds of thousands of Brazilian saints who love President Hinckley, I express my love and "saudade" for our wonderful leader.

  • Jessi in CA
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:48 a.m.

    It saddens me to know that he is gone, but I know that he is now with his beloved eternal companion and he is happy. I'm sure he is still doing great things to help this church move along on the other side. He will be greatly missed.

  • Doug Perry
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:48 a.m.

    Pres. Hinckley was the perfect prophet for our time. Truly, one of a kind. No one of any age could match his quick wit, veracious thirst for knowledge, ability to eloquently deliver a message that could be enjoyed by old and young alike, his untiring efforts to lift his brothers and sisters across the world, nor his vast knowledge and experience in so many fields and disciplines. He was a renaissance man in a world ruled by the niches of society. God bless the life and legacy of this great man!

  • The Reed family
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:45 a.m.

    What a wonderful legacy President Hinckley gave us: great faith, eternal optimisin, marvelous sense of humor and strong leadership. May the Lord be with the Hinckley family.

    Til we meet again, dear Prophet.

  • Dave and Jeni Taylor
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:45 a.m.

    What a wonderful man! We were so blessed to have him lead and guide us! President Hinckley's love and cousel saw us through high school, college, our marriage and the births of our children. He has inspired deeper testimony and faith in our Savior. We will be forever grateful for this wonderful prophet of God that will be forever in our thoughts and hearts. May we all live up to his expectations of us to stand a little taller. As my 6-year-old daughter always spoke of him, Heavenly Hinckley is my friend!

  • J B Anguiano
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:45 a.m.

    It is amazing to me the impact that this single servant of The Lord made. What a wonderful life lived! My heart aches for his family, and is overjoyed at the thought of his open armed reception.

  • Ryan L
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:44 a.m.

    He was a great man who gave his life to the lord. Many thanks to his family for their sacrifice.

  • Arambula Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:44 a.m.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with President Hinckley's family and close friends. He will be missed and we are thankful for his teachings over his many years of service.

  • dottie miller,watertown,newyork
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:43 a.m.

    my prayers are with the family.i got a chance to hear the prophet years ago in Schenectady NY.i cannot remember what he said other than crack a joke about the place.my husband told me this morning,i cried,I'm still crying.I've been a member 20 some years and Pres. Hinckley is the only one i remember paying attention to.he will be missed real bad, but when we remember him we will always have a big smile and a chuckle because of his wisdom and humor. the next leader has some very very big shoes to fill.he has graduated and passed with flying colors,he's gone home and now gets to see his wife and family.i am very grateful to the children of Pres.Hinckley for sharing him with us,the world. I THANK YOU HEAVENLY FATHER FOR THE BIG LOAN,PRES. HINCKLEY.

  • Elder Pavon
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:40 a.m.

    Pt. Hinckley was a great leader and example for all of us. He had such a love for the people and Christ-like life style. As Pt Monson said "Our beloved Prophet" Thanks!

  • the rick smith family
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:38 a.m.

    We all love President Hinckley and are grateful for his love and example. He will be truly missed but we are happy for the reunion he is experience right now. His family is in our prayers. Thank you for your service in sharing your Dad.

  • The Calderon's
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:37 a.m.

    Because he has given us much, his name will forever be remembered. What an extraordinary man! Thanks be go God for President Hinckleys life of service and teachings. Our prayers are with his family. God be with you 'til we meet again. Carlos.

  • From Minnesota
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:36 a.m.

    I was honored to have heard President Hinckley's wife's funeral services from outside the Tabernacle but will not be blessed to hear President Hinckley's. For that I am sad, but happy that he is reunited with his loving wife, Marjorie and Heavenly Father. What a GREAT Prophet he was. I will forever remember him and all that he accomplished here on earth. May he rest in peace with his dear wife. What a truly wonderful man he was for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint. I will truly miss his talks on General Conference day. What a truly wonderful, inspiring man he was. We thank thee, O God, for a prophet and for this great man. May he rest in peace. My condolences to the family and the rest of the world for the loss of such a great man.

  • Terrell
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:36 a.m.

    What a great man! I am so happy for his life and even more happy that he can rejoin his wonderful wife in the afterlife! He will be missed.

  • WO McKenzie
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:36 a.m.

    Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful....

  • John Nichols
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:35 a.m.

    I'll miss you, President Hinckley. You've been an example to me at some very important moments in my life.

  • Priaire Saint
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:35 a.m.

    So long for now President Hinckley. We will continue to strive to roll the work forward just as you asked us to do so many times. We thank you for your life-long dedication to the Church, its members and non-members alike. Your love for the Youth is beyond measure and I know they are forever grateful for your counsel and inspiration to them.

    ". . .he who doeth the works for righteousness shall receive his reward, even peace in this world, and eternal life in the world to come." D&C 59:23

  • Martin Fernandez
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:34 a.m.

    We'll miss you, President Hinckley.
    -From Resistencia, Argentina.

  • Lance
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:33 a.m.

    God Bless and Thank You...You have touched me over the years and we all will miss your guidance. Again, I am happy for you and sad for the rest of us.

  • Waukee Iowa Ward
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:32 a.m.

    The saints in Iowa will surely miss President Hinckley. Our love and best wishes to his family and all those who loved the prophet!

  • Nate, Amy & Miles
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:30 a.m.

    He was a GREAT man. We will miss him dearly. He was a great example of love, kindness, happiness and a respect. Thank you for your service and your love.

  • Karen Kelnhofer Eddy
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:30 a.m.

    Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley was our beloved Prophet. His counsel is cherished, his love and kindness exemplary, his smile was captivating and his physical strength at 97 was amazing. Though we miss him greatly, we know he is in perfect health now and that he has happily rejoined his beloved wife, parents, and many loved ones who have gone on before. We grieve at our loss of this great Prophet and defender of the faith.

  • G. Lee Pence
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:30 a.m.

    We are happy for him to be reunited with Sister Hinckley, but sad for us to be without his energetic and dynamic leadership. We love the prophet!

  • Bob Powelson
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:30 a.m.

    I have a picture in my mind of the Savior looking fondly on as President Hinckley is greeted by his wife and then embracing him with a "Well done thou good an faithful servant.

  • Hatches in AZ
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:29 a.m.

    President Hinckley was a wonderful prophet and example of a disciple of Christ...The light of Christ was reflected through him. Let us all try to emulate him by coming closer to our Savior. This gospel is true. The plan of salvation is a perfect plan of happiness. Life continues after death. President Hinckley remains an instrument in the Lord's hands. We mourn and rejoice at the same time. We are thankful for remarkable love and leadership from all who serve.

  • Kevin McQ
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:30 a.m.

    Thank you President Hinckley.

    Will someone get the advertisement with the half-dressed woman off of the page with this article? It just seems rather inappropriate.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:29 a.m.

    His lifestyle for his entire life made this world a better place to live, and so his goodness/dedication to our Lord has improved the lives of millions, both on this side of the veil..and the other. With humility and love I speak of his greatness, some sadness at his death, but great joy for his reunion with his beloved wife and other family members. geny morriosn

  • J & C
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:29 a.m.

    We never met. We never shook hands. But we new you and loved you. You were a friend to all and loved everyone just the same. You will be missed and we shall miss you! What a grand reunion for you and Sister Hinckley! Until we meet again. And we do "Thank Thee O God For A Prophet"

  • LDS Teen
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:28 a.m.

    I heard about the news via text message last night and didnt belive it. then i couldnt get on deseret news cause everyone was trying to. my aunt called from utah and at that piont i knew ut was true. I am really sad to hear of this devestating news. I am 15 and he is the only prophet i remember. a few years ago i had the chance to particapite in the sac temple dedication. and when the prophet spoke i was right there in the front row. right there and then it hit me and i have no doubt now that he was a true prophet of this church and will forever be remembered.
    I love you Pres. Hinckley

    Teen from nevada city, CA

  • louisa
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:28 a.m.

    Gordon B Hinckley was such a greta President.
    We will all miss him greatly.

  • Lucero Family from NM
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:27 a.m.

    We are eternally grateful for the devoted and unselfish service that you have rendered. We will always keep in our hearts those ever so valuable messages that have been conveyed to us through you. We will miss your loving, childlike humor. We love you and are happy to know that you are now reunited with your adoring wife.

  • Forrest Hickman / Ca.
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:27 a.m.

    A wonderful prophet! There will never be another one like him. What a loss for the members of the church, but I'm so happy that he is able to be with his lovely wife that he missed so much.

    I feel like a family member has left us, he will be dearly missed.

  • Megan
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:25 a.m.

    We thank thee oh God for a Prophet!! Thank you President Hinkley for you loving example!

  • Tanya & Brent Orton Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:24 a.m.

    We add to those above our love for President Hinckley. He truly is a great man, a great prophet of God. We will miss him very much - his cheerful smile, the wave of his hand or cane, his quick wit, his faithful testimony, his service and love for all people. We are grateful that he has returned to the side of his sweet Marjorie and home to our Heavenly Father. His influence and love and faith have strengthen so many and our own family. His faith was constant as the north star- we knew we could always count on him to lead us closer to the Savior. Our prayers are with the Hinckley family, and with President Monson and his family. We know that He will be blessed of the Lord and strengthen as he takes this new call as the Prophet and President of the Church. Our faith and prayers are with you. This is the Lord's work and it will continue to roll forth!

  • The Barron Family, Georgia
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:23 a.m.

    You know, he is smiling now at all the attention. What a humble and loving man...a Prophet of the Living God. I am happy for him. He has lived an exemplilary live and fought a great fight in helping bring to pass all Our Father has in store for us. May we follow his worthy example

  • Mac Bowles
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:23 a.m.

    A great man has been lost. He will be missed.

  • Lynn Hughes
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:22 a.m.

    Thank you.

    Jan. 28, 2008 9:21 a.m.


  • Kitenoa
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:21 a.m.

    We will miss you dearly! However, your examples will continue to live within us, in our personal and family efforts to become more Christ-like in our daily lives.

    We are deeply grateful for having being blessed with your kindness.

  • S.
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:19 a.m.

    I am so thankful for the example set by Pres Hinckley. He has inspired me on numerous occasions and I am very grateful for his wisdom. I find it hard to imagine getting as excited as I have before about going to Priesthood Meeting. I always looked forward to hearing him close that meeting with wonderful words of wisdom and counsel. On the other hand, I am so happy that he is now with his dear wife again. We love you guys!

  • a great man
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:18 a.m.

    who's influence knows no bounds. Thank you, President Hinckley.

  • Christensen's in NV
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:17 a.m.

    Thank you for your dedicated service. Best wishes and prayers go out to your family and those with whom you worked everyday.

  • The Haller Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:15 a.m.

    We will truly miss our beloved prophet. It is through his example, love and dedication of the gospel that helped our family come back to the church. Our testimony has been strengthened by his fierce belief in the gospel and of our Lord and savior. Til we meet again President Hinckley!

  • Saari family
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:12 a.m.

    We are so grateful for such a wonderful Prophet. He inspired us so much in our lives.We loved him so much.

  • Smith Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:12 a.m.

    We'll miss President Hinckley. What a Christ like man he was. We love him and our prayers are with his family at this time.

  • Jaime Espinoza, Chile
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:12 a.m.

    Se fue uno de los mas grandes profetas de todos los tiempos. Pero el a dejado un legado "El testimonio verdadero de un vidente y profeta-"JESUCRISTO VIVE".
    I am so sad! but i know president Hinckley is with our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, and is together to his eternal wife sister Hinckley.
    Now we must to do all president Hinckley teach us!
    Every time president Hinckley and all prophets of God will be in the memberships heart!

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:11 a.m.

    As a wordsmith he excelled. I have no doubts that he loved his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren with an eternal love. He served the almighty and magnified his callings with a selfless attitude that truly resembled that of the Almighty.

    I will always remember the message he received from his father while serving his mission in England: "Dear Gordon, Forget yourself, and go to work." I believe what he said that everything good in his life could be traced back to the moment he received that message and re-dedicated his life to the Lord.

    His memory will long be cherished by the Latter-day Saints.

  • Holly from Seattle
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:10 a.m.

    I thank the Hinckley Family for sharing their father with us. I thank the Lord for blessing and prolonging the life of our dear Prophet. He was a man of vision, revelation, boldness, optimism, wisdom, and every other quality a prophet needs. He helped me seek out our Savior, Jesus Christ.

  • Sad from western NC
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:10 a.m.

    Even though he served his Lord for so many years and reached his 97th year on this earth, it's so hard to say goodbye to such a loving prophet. I'm so thankful I lived during his years of service. I truly loved this giant of a man.

  • Susan
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:10 a.m.

    Like so many othe converts to the church President Hinckley is MY prophet. He is an inspiration to the world of how to truely love one another as brothers and sisters regardless of ethnicity, religion or ability. He loved us all and serviced joyfully and tirelessly on our behalf. What a wonderful world we would have if we could all try to embody the pure love of Christ as our beloved President does. I pray that his family will be comforted by Heavenly Father with the assurance that our dear President is with his eternal companion in Christ's arms. He will be missed dearly and I hope we will all strive to honor him by carrying on his noble work.

  • Tess Ralphs
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:09 a.m.

    You had the most amazing righteous glow! I shall never forget you! Thanks for dedicating all of those temples! I hope you enjoy the sweet reunion with your wife and beloved friends/apostles.

  • farmgirl
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:08 a.m.

    I just cried after reading the comments from "Sky" at Lone Peak High School and how the students are going to be in their Sunday best at school as a tribute to President Hinckley who loved everyone, but especially the young people... Like Moses, Isaiah, Joseph Smith, Brigham Young and all of the prophets of the past and the prophets who again walk the earth, President Gordon B. Hinckley served our Heavenly Father with love and diligence until he was called home. What an example for us to follow... "By their fruits ye shall know them..."

  • Portland, Oregon
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:08 a.m.

    We love you dear President Hinckley and will miss you.

  • Iowa Keelers
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:08 a.m.

    We have heavy hearts this day to hear of the passing of our beloved prophet, President Hinckley. Our family has been blessed with his tender words and remarkable vigor to endure to the end. What a great example we have had in these latter days to emulate. We will miss your sweet countenance and inspiration. Thank you. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all that loved him, especially his family and friends.

  • Tony Webb - Florida
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:08 a.m.

    I share my tears of joy that you are with Heavenly Father. You are inspiration for all humanity to follow in your loving and charitable footsteps. Godspeed.

  • Greg
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:07 a.m.

    Thank you President Hinckley for all you have done for the Church and its members. What an amazing man to pattern our lives after!

  • Steve Ligon of Virginia
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:06 a.m.

    I was shocked to hear of President Hinkley's passing on NPR this morning. What a blessing it has been to sit at his feet for the past 13 years. I will miss him, but his influence for good will always be a part of me, and I will always be grateful for his influence on my family.

  • Wendie Rehrauer
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:06 a.m.

    While i am not a Mormon, I loved and respected President Hinkley. He brought all religions together. He helped us non Mormons understand the Mormon church. He was a man that wanted to help all people and that he did. He will always remain a hero to me.

  • Jr, Faye and Victoria
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:04 a.m.

    I have been truly blessed in all the milestones of my life with the inspiring words and actions of our dear prophet. He will be greatly missed, but I know he is so happy to be reunited with his sweetheart on the other side. President Hinckley, thank you for your wonderful example and your dedication to the Lord and His work. We will long to hear your voice one more time at General Conference, but know your spirit will still be felt. Til we meet again...

    Ofa lahi atu,

    Vea Family

  • Lafayette, Louisiana
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:03 a.m.

    President Hinckley was a great man not because he was the prophet but because he was simply great. He taught me so much.

  • Cindy M
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:04 a.m.

    Thank you for your wonderful sense of humor,humility, and the love you expressed to everyone. It was truly felt. You were an inspiration to all. We will miss you. You are truly an incredible man and I'm sure your celebration with your sweet wife continues. Thank you President Hinckley.

  • Octavio Fern�ndez, de Chile
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:04 a.m.

    Estoy profundamente agradecido de Nuestro Padre Celestial por haber vivido durante el tiempo del Presidente Gordon B. Hinckley y sentir su inmensa fuerzae espiritual

  • Branden Lish
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:03 a.m.

    Thank you President Hinckley for all of your guidance, love and service. We love you! May God bless your family, now and in the future. Love,

    The Branden and Carson Lish Family

  • Sandy in Montana
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:01 a.m.

    Though I am not a member, I feel awful about the loss of this great man. He was an incredible leader, full of faith, and a very intelligent man.
    I am so happy that he is with his wife... and the Lord.
    How blessed this world has been to have him around for so long! His works will surely last forever!


  • Gary D. Maness
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:00 a.m.

    My family will miss him very much. He is a great leader and a very loving human being. My love to his family. My family and I have learned so much from him. I will always cherish the moment I was able to shake his hand after he spoke to us at the Redlands Stake Center years ago. He had a great sense of humor. He was always saying somthing funny. I loved that about him.

    The Maness Family.

  • Daytona
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:00 a.m.

    As a single mother with four children, I looked forward to President Hinckley's messages on a regular basis, as I knew his word was true revelation direct from God. Between reading scriptures and listening to our prophet's counsel, our family has witnessed many miracles, had wonderful health and felt comfort and love when needed. My children are now grown, and we contribute our family closeness to the many nights reading from President Hinkley's book of thoughts about many subjects, along with the scriptures. My children have been able to meet and shake his hand when they were young, which still impacts them even today. Gordon B. Hinckley is a true prophet of God, and will always be etched in our minds as one of the greatest. We will miss him greatly and are ready to embrace our next prophet, seer and revelator. Daytona & Family from Eagle, Idaho.

  • Simon Raubie
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:59 a.m.

    I add my thoughts to thousands of others. I shook Pres. Hinckley's hand at the 1985 dedication of the Jhb, South Africa Temple and could feel the love of God in him. I later had the opportunity to meet him when he was Prophet. Not only was his office great, but so was the man. He has left a lasting impression on my soul.

  • A Change
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:59 a.m.

    You helped me. You gave me hope. You taught me devotion. You showed the way. You were a light that showed the way to "Him." Thank you, President Hinkley. Thanks for taking care of my daughter. Thanks for being personally involved.


  • Dave - AZ
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:59 a.m.

    We love and will miss you President Hinckley! You are truly one of the greateat men ever to live. Til we meet again!

  • jason
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:59 a.m.

    God Bless President Hinckley

  • Hughes Family, So. Cal
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:58 a.m.

    How greatful we are for the peace and comfort the gospel brings to us. We are also greatful for the organization of the church and the priesthood keys that are on the earth to continue to guide us. The work goes forth on both sides of the vail.

  • Alisa L.
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:58 a.m.

    We thank thee oh God for a Prophet... President Hinckley we love and miss you deeply! These comments are a testimony to the great man he was and the life he lived. The comments and his passing fill my heart with immense love and great sorrow at his passing.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:58 a.m.

    ele foi um exemplo na minha vida!

  • Thank you
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:58 a.m.

    President Hinckley is truly an inspiration. Anyone who knew him regardless of faith could only see a man of kindness, integrity, and power. Thank you, President, for your wonderful life and beautiful example. I hope to meet you someday.

  • Reeves Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:56 a.m.

    Your example to all of us will cause us to stand a little taller...you will be remembered with love. Thank you for your dedication to the Lord. We miss you.

  • Matt
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:55 a.m.

    I just finished crying at my desk as I heard the news and reflected on what President Hinkley has meant to me. He will have to forgive me for disregarding his council to give our best to our employer for 30 minutes this afternoon as I go back and listen to his confernce talk on-line over lunch and reflect on the the things that I learned from him.

  • Frank
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:54 a.m.

    He will be dearly missed. I had wished to see him during conference in the fall, but I'm sure he's happy to be with Mrs. Hinckly now.

  • mac
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:53 a.m.

    We Thank Thee O God For This Prophet.

  • Rich Jarman
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:53 a.m.

    Pres Hinkley was a great man to look up to...I was able to see him in Greenville, NC when he came to visit at the campus of ECU. It will always be a day that I will never forget. Our family is sad to know he is gone, but know he is with his sweet wife and eternal companion.

  • MinDee
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:53 a.m.

    Praise to an amazing man! He will be remembered for the eternities! We love you and thank you for all your hard work! We know you are rejoicing with your wife! Much love to the Hinckley Family!

  • Aalona Ohana
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:53 a.m.

    We love you President Hinckley. You will always be in our heart.

    Me Ke Aloha

  • Scott and Nicole-Arizona
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:51 a.m.

    President Hinckley will surely be missed, what an example for the world. He has been the only prophet I have got to know since my husband baptized me. We love you and miss you.

    Scott, Nicole, Mikayla, Toby and Lauren P.

  • HBW
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:50 a.m.

    President Hinckley was always so optimistic and kind to everyone. His sense of humor and his wisdom will truly be missed. It's wonderful for him to be with his wife again. The reaction from people around the world is a tribute to him. He truly loved EVERYONE! We will miss him terribly. Thank you, President Hinckley!

  • I AM LDS
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:50 a.m.

    President Hinckley is the only prophet that I can remember in my life. I loved him and appreciated his great sense of humor and ability to connect with the people of the world. I am so grateful to have had the priviledge of living while he was the prophet. My sympathies go out to his family and to all of us who loved him. Let us not forget his great teachings and honor him by living in the way in which he so gloriously exemplified.

  • Sharon Walker
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:50 a.m.

    Dear Prophet, we will miss you. I feel a sadness in my heart but a joy knowing you are with the Lord and your lovely wife. May your family be comforted at this time. Thanks for sharing your beautiful testimony all these years which has been a strength for so many. You brought smiles to many faces. You have left us with so many wonderful memories. We love you and will remember you always.

  • Julie C.
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:49 a.m.

    At BYU's graduation this past April, what a treat to be sitting there, and have the Prophet walk in with Vice-President Cheney. We were able to stand and clap and cheer for our beloved Prophet. He truly made us want to be better, and for that we are grateful. Thank for for your example of service. Thank you for your love. Thank you, Hinckley family, for sharing him with us for so many years. Our prayers are with the leaders of the church. They have our love and support.

  • Chris B, Frisco, TX
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:48 a.m.

    A giant has departed from among us. What an amazing example, what a marvelous man. I will sorely miss him.

  • James in Maine
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:46 a.m.

    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

  • Jessica
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:45 a.m.

    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.

  • Fam�lia Caetano - Brasil
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:45 a.m.

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

  • Osca Fenandez
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:42 a.m.

    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.

  • Best Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:42 a.m.

    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.

  • Alum Jackson
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:41 a.m.

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

  • Bruce Barton
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:41 a.m.

    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.

  • Philadelphia Pennsylvania Stake
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:39 a.m.

    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

  • Tom McConell
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:39 a.m.

    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.

  • Christian Navarro
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:37 a.m.

    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.

  • Luisa Rosales !!
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:36 a.m.

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

  • Georgia Hanks Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:35 a.m.

    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!

  • Maria Luciene de Sousa
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:35 a.m.

    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.

  • KC Burns Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:32 a.m.

    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.

  • Non Member
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:31 a.m.

    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.

  • Arizona
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:32 a.m.

    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.

  • aubrey
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:32 a.m.

    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.

  • tvb
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:31 a.m.

    President Hinckley: Thank you!

  • Matt F.
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:31 a.m.

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

  • Reader
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:30 a.m.

    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!

  • Aris Gonz�lez - Puebla, Mexico
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:29 a.m.

    Thank you President Hinckley, we have teached with love; we thank his example and energy, our lifes have been changed after to know him, we have seen an authentic lived representantive of Jesus Christ,

    We hope to see you again,

    Jan. 28, 2008 8:26 a.m.


  • Cecille
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:26 a.m.

    Times like this the heart is so full that words cannot express the depth of ones feelings. I know he is truly a great man of God, a Prophet. Thank goodness for his life and all he stood for and all he taught. He will never be truly gone because he will remain in our thoughts and our heart here. May we all be worthy to be where he is when it is our time to go.

  • Ryan
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:25 a.m.

    Praise to the man. President Hinckley was a prophet, seer, and revelator unequaled in our generation.

    Thank you.

  • Alex
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:24 a.m.

    As sad as I am to hear the news of President Hinckley's passing, you can't help but be incredibly happy that he is finally with his dear wife again. He was truly an inspiration to us all. He really changed my life as he did many.
    We love you President Hinckley, thank you.

  • Wendy Ann
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:24 a.m.

    A devoted sister, raised under another great prophet, David O. McKay, I say President Hinkley, you will remain a great inspiration, a leader and a great prophet. You are with our families in heaven, your dear wife and family members, my blessed grandfather, Mariner W. McNeil, my grandmother, my mother, Afton, her sisters and my father, my nephew D.J., and my dear sweet Mac. Take care all, we will be together again, I testify to that, in God's presence. Amen.

  • Sharlese and Rob
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:25 a.m.

    He was a great prophet and lived an honest life - that is the most thing for Rob and I to live an honest life.

  • Dave Walker
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:24 a.m.

    What an amazing man and Prophet! The impact he made on my life as well as millions of others will be remembered forever. For him, there was only one way to do things, and that was the right way. I just want to take this chance to say goodbye and thank him for his life. I love him and will miss him, but he's once again with the girl of his dreams.

  • LDS from Taiwan
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:24 a.m.

    A friend told me this sad news through Massenger this morning; what a great LOSS! Tears came to my eyes as I read through these news articles...He was so vibrant that I felt he could keep living forever! President Hinkley will be missed so dearly!!! It's good to know that he died so peacefully though and he's reunited with his dear wife at God's side.

  • St. Louis
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:22 a.m.

    Thank you President Hinckley. Our hearts ache that you're no longer with us, but we know you're with you wonderful, cute wife.

    We will dearly miss you.

  • SparkyVA
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:22 a.m.

    I am glad for him, he needs to be with his wife now. What a wonderful, marvelous example of service he was, what a wonderful follower of Christ. Godspeed Br. Hinckley. I Hope to see you again!

  • Barbara Olsen
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:21 a.m.

    I will miss your guidence and comfort. I lost my son just one month ago and now I know that Scott will be with you as well as our family members. I am so grateful to have known you and received your counsel many times. Thanks for your love and God bless your family member that remain here on earth.

  • Cavarretta's
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:19 a.m.

    President Hinckley will sorely by missed by many including his family and friends. I love Pres. Hinckley for the man and example he was. May his memory live on and we strive a little harder to be better people becuase he lived. He set the proper example of a Christ like life.

  • Lorelei P. Kawchuk (Canada)
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:20 a.m.

    What a great man & wonderful example of obedience to Heavenly Father's will! Over the last years, I've grown to love this special man, a prophet of God, for all that he has done in the upbuilding of our Heavenly Father's kingdom here on the earth!
    Thank you so much, President Hinckley! You will be greatly missed by myself (& many others)!

  • JSM in GA
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:19 a.m.

    What a great loss the world has suffered. He was a wonderful man and an inspiring leader. But I am sure that he is happy today while the rest of us mourn his passing. May President Monson and the rest of our leaders feel our prayers and have their burdens lifted as they deal with this great loss.

  • Texan
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:17 a.m.

    An excellent Prophet and an excellent man. My heart if full of joy and sadness.

  • St. George
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:17 a.m.

    Sad in one sense, but joyful now that he will be with his beloved wife. I am sad for all of us, but happy for President Hinckley.

  • kelly miller
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:16 a.m.

    Our Prophet held on as does a trees last leaf
    To give his people a clear strategy.
    Built on Gods instruction, and if we have the faith.
    He's blessed us with strength to do as the Lord sayeth.
    Hes taught us of Jesus Christ,
    And of his light to guide.
    Hes led us to Jesus Christ.
    To see us through our time.

  • Brandon Moss
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:15 a.m.

    Although I knew it was going to happen it is still hard to say good bye to President Hinckley. He inspired, loved, and guided so many to stand a little taller. I will miss his cane waving and humor but am grateful for how we are all a little better because of his life and service.

  • Bob Cerniglia
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:15 a.m.

    What a great man he will be missed. I know he did great work around the world and was able to meet the man in Idaho.

    We miss you

  • Connor
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:15 a.m.

    God be with you 'til we meet again, Pres. Hinckley.

  • JoAnn Hanson
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:13 a.m.

    We love President Hinckley so much. We will miss him!

  • Prescott Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:12 a.m.

    Thank you President Hinkley for your service. It was a great blessing in meeting you and your lovely wife when touring the Christchurch, New Zealand Mission. Your vision of Temple Expansion is truly amazing and has blessed many in getting the work done. Your presence will be missed at conference, yet your spirit will be felt every six months. "We Thank Thee O God For A Prophet".

    Malo Aupito Ngahi Ngaue!

    Ofa Lahi Atu

    Dearborn, Michigan

  • Kevin
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:12 a.m.

    May the next president of the LDS church be as good as he was.

    A great man for a great institution. We are losing all our great spiritual leaders, who will rise up to fill their shoes?

  • Taylor Rindlisbacher
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:09 a.m.

    I will miss him so much! Presdient was the Prophet that I kew for most of my growing up years. I pray that the spirit will be with his family as the go through this loss.

  • karl
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:08 a.m.

    We love you. President Hinckley. You'll always be our prophet. Thank you.

  • Viall-Watt Family, Keene, NH
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:06 a.m.

    What a wonderful man and prophet, he did so much for the church! He will be missed but we rejoice in the fact that he will be with his wife once again. What a joyful reunion it must be.

  • Jared
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:05 a.m.

    God be with you 'til we meet again. He was an amazing man and leader.

  • Susan Swan
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:05 a.m.

    He was a very Great man and will be greatly missed. His love and guidance will be missed, he had such a way of expressing his love for the gospel and Jesus Christ. He was truly a gifted man. I know that he and Sister Hinckley are together in happiness. I pray that one day we will all be there together in love and peace. What a very sad day for the church. My prayers go out to the family, may you feel comfort at this time.

  • luis mencias
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:03 a.m.

    bueno mi pesar para la familia ddel mas querido profeta de esta dispensacion de verdad el dia en que el vino para maracaibo me emosione demasiado queria que viniera de nevo por que su consejo su amor asia las demas persona me emosionaba demasiado bueno el seor lo tiene a su lado en este momento

  • Peter North
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:02 a.m.

    Not missed here. Sorry!

  • Gudmunson's of Minnesota
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:01 a.m.

    He was the first prophet that our children knew and will not be forgotten. We love you President Hinckley!

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:59 a.m.

    He was the only prophet we have ever known. He was an inspiration to my family. He is with his wife and now continues the work on the other side. He made this world better and left us the tools to keep the work moving forward. We will not fail. Until we meet again

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:59 a.m.

    i wish that didnt.
    now we have to have a nother Prophet

  • Pam Smith and family
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:59 a.m.

    I am happy for him. He gets to be with his beloved Marjorie. Now we can look forward to seeing him on the other side. Though I wish he could have tarried yet a little longer here, I know He has much to do in continuing his tireless efforts serving the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ. May we all be so blessed. To his immediate family...thank you for sharing your Dad, Grandpa, Great-Grandpa, Uncle, Brother, Son with us. We are happy to have known him.

  • Jillian
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:57 a.m.

    I truly wish for Mr.Hinkley to rest in eternal peace with his wife, whom he obviously loved so much. I also send my sincere condolences to all the faithful LDS who adored him. I just wish I could have seen the look on his face when he entered heaven and saw all the Lutherans, Catholics, Baptists, etc. Even a few LDS that he wasn't expeting to greet him. And for the all those who will blast me for my thoughts, I am NOT a disgruntled ex LDS...just a woman who believes that everyone who lives a Christ led life will all be together forever with God.

  • Victor Aravena
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:57 a.m.

    well, for me is a terrific lost !!! but i know with all my heart that He was a servant of God and now he is gonna have his reward, he blesed our life with his message, i will remember always him. i hope that all of us can have a pray for his family and to ask to God for thy love for them. we were blesed for his work in this dispensation. i know this, and that is my testimony

  • hzim
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:56 a.m.

    "A man of Beauty"

  • The Michael R. Loveridge Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:56 a.m.

    God bless you, President Hinckley, for your wonderful service. We love you and will always remember your kindness and prophetic, spiritual guidance. How happy we are for the wonderful reunion taking place on the other side fo the veil.

  • The Tylers from Orem
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:55 a.m.

    President Hinckley, we love you and are so glad you are at peace and reunited with your beloved wife and the others of your family who have gone on before. We will miss your smiling face and your wonderful sense of humor. Our prayers are with your family and the whole church.

    The Tyler Family

  • 4-Down
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:55 a.m.

    President Hinckley was an amazing example. We will miss him but we are overjoyed for the reunion he is having in the spirit world. May the Lord comfort his family and his church.....

  • Bishop Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:55 a.m.

    My daughters (7, 11) prayed for you and Sister Hinkley last night. You were "their prophet" and we all love you.

  • JSM
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:54 a.m.

    What a great loss. I already miss him so very much. This morning I have thought much about him and have committed myself to working harder to do the things he taught us. There is no doubt of his eternal reward. May we all live as he taught so that we can be where he now is some day.

  • Jim
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:54 a.m.

    The world is a little sadder and heaven a little gladder this day...We Thank Thee Oh God For A Prophet!

  • Barry
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:54 a.m.

    Well-deserved eternal rest for a man who worked so hard throughout his long life, now rejoined with his beloved wife in the arms of the Lord. Well done, thou good and faithful servant.

  • Liz Corbett
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:53 a.m.

    I can't believe he's gone! It's a huge loss for nto only the chuch, but the world too. At least he gets to be with his wife again. It must have been so lonely for him. I think the church as a whole benifitted so much from his leadership and he will be dearly missed.

    Rest in Peace President Hinckley and thank you so much for everything.


  • Wyoming Ogdens
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:51 a.m.

    My children cried when we found out.

  • John Burgeson, Pinellas Park, FL
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:47 a.m.

    I solemnly testfiy that I personally know that this great and wonderful man was truly a Prophet of God. He was one of the greatest men to ever draw breath upon the face of this earth at any time in our history. The world has lost a giant. I have lost a hero and a friend.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:47 a.m.

    What a Grand Man! The heavens are rejoicing at his arrival as we mourn his departure.

    Dan & Becky Rogers
    Mesa Az

  • Reed D. Andrew
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:47 a.m.

    Aw, shucks ... I'm going to miss your humorous quips. Thanks, President Hinckley, for not retiring to an RV 32 years ago. To serve the Lord as you did is an amazing accomplishmenet and example. You helped millions stay focussed to the gospel and to enjoy a good laugh during general conference twice a year.

  • Irma Donnell
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:46 a.m.

    why don't you just take ONE of the messages posted....and repeat it 1,120 times?

    It would serve the same purpose.

    Sort of like printing thousands of copies of one Hallmark Card.

    Hundreds of people are struggling to word their condolences "just right," and in fact, "it just doesn't matter."

    Here's one you could duplicate 1,120 times...and it would serve the same purpose as 1,120 generic-sounding condolences.


    We are greatly saddened by our loss of our wonderful, kind and loving man who has held high the lamp of Christ. We shall always try to be and do as you would have us do. God bless us all as we go forth in faith with your incredible example. Thank you for everything - you are a great man and a wonderful prophet. We love you very much, appreciate your untiring efforts and wonderful soul.
    Through sunshine and stormy weather you have given us courage, hope and a taste of our Father's love

  • Bill Tilton
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:46 a.m.

    This man has truly been an inspiration for all latter day saints and many other people of the world. I had prayed that he could have remained longer with us because of the man and the leader he was but we all knew his life was complete and he had many on the other side waiting for him to come home. We love you President Hinckley and thank you for what you have done in our behalf. The world truly has been blessed by you and the work you did.

    Bill & Erleen Tilton
    Gilbert AZ

  • eric j.
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:47 a.m.

    digamos aleluya por haber conocido a uno de los grandes profetas del seor ,la paz sea con ud. pdte hincley
    lo amamos y esperamos vernos con el padre en su gloria

  • Shanthi Arul, India
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:46 a.m.

    The demise of President Hinckley brought tears to my eyes, but what joy it gives to know that he is now in the arms of his beloved, in peace, surpassing the aches and pains of being trapped in a mortal body; to live in eternal unity with happiness and love. What a great reunion!!

    Thank you President Hinckley for your love and labor,
    We love you and will always miss your presence.

  • Non-Mormon Christian...
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:46 a.m.

    Sorry to hear about the loss. I'm sure Mr. Hinkley was a good man. Would Billy Graham, Oral Roberts, T.L. Osborne, or some of the other great Christian Leaders who have LED MILLIONS to the saving power of the cross through Jesus Christ receive as much fanfare?

  • Adri�n Jaramillo, Guayaquil, E
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:45 a.m.

    It is an unexpected news. His life is a touchstone of righteousness, faith and moral values that have led it to be well-known and respected throughout the world.
    The strengthen the family, the construction of temples throughout the world and missionary work are part of this valuable legacy that we leave. During the days when the Temple was dedicated in Guayaquil, I saw and feel that the spirit of peace that emanates from his being and have the same confidence in my heart that I am watching the Prophet of God on Earth. Loor our beloved Prophet!

  • The Berg Family of Washington
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:44 a.m.

    What a great man and servant of Jesus Christ! We will truly miss our Prophet, Seer and Revelator. We love you President Hinckley and are so happy that you are reunited with your beloved wife. Your work and example have inspired us to strive to be more Christ like. I am sure the Saviour has already spoken these words to you, "Well done thou good and faithful servant." Your legacy will be an eternal light to the generations who follow.

  • Rob
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:44 a.m.

    I am NOT LDS. But I wanted to say that I am very sorry for the LDS church, he was a very good man and will be missed by all of us in Utah, LDS or not. R.I.P President Hinckley. Good luck in your endeavors Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints !

  • Karen - Ogden
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:44 a.m.

    I am so happy for President Hinckley and Sister Hinckley. What a great reunion for them. I'm sad for us, but thankful we had the blessing of his guidance for so many years.

  • G Focosi
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:43 a.m.

    Having recently lost my beloved Mother, my heart goes out to the family of this great, great leader. Your loss is the greatest. He will be sorely missed by Church members worldwide. May Heavenly Father hold us all in the hollow of His hand at this sad time. Well done, thou good and faithful servant ... Well done, indeed ...

  • Dawna Millgate
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:40 a.m.

    I will miss your wonderful smile, the always present twinkle in your eyes, your sence of humor, and the wonderful Prophet, leader, and teacher you were You served well, and now you are with our Heavenly Father and your beloved & missed wife Marjorie. Our love and prayers go out to your family.

  • Marlon Waite Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:38 a.m.

    We have looked to your leadership for many years and will continue to do so. Thank you for your Christlike example and ministry. We love you!

  • Idaho
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:38 a.m.

    A life well lived! We are grateful to Pres. Hinckley for all of his service and all of his great words of wisdom. I was just wondering yesterday if he would be able to come to the Rexburg Temple dedication, and while he won't be there in person I am confident he will be there in spirit now. His Temple building work continues and will continue as his legacy, one of his many legacies.
    Sympathy to his family and all of those who mourn.

  • Kamila Uberto & Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:36 a.m.

    Querido Profeta Hinckley...
    Sentiremos muitas saudades desse homem to inspirado por Deus, nosso Profeta vidente e revelador! Sabemos que todos seus ensinamentos foram e sero eternamente valiosos para um dia chegarmos a presena do Pai Celstial, e que apesar de ter deixado este mundo nunca deixar nossas mentes e coraes!
    Sabemos que o Senhor faz as coisas conforme Sua vontade e por isso era necessria sua partida, mas seu legado ficar na Terra para todos os que desejam seguir o exemplo e ensinamentos de Jesus Cristo.
    Fica aqui nosso amor, respeito, carinho e admirao pelo Profeta Hinckley e que agora todos possamos apoiar a nova presidncia pois da mesma maneira ser designada pelo Senhor e sendo assim cabe a todos ns atendermos prontamente Sua vontade!

    Com amor, Kamila Uberto e Famlia ♥
    Balnerio Cambori, SC - Brasil

  • sarica
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:35 a.m.

    thank you for sending gods word to most.and I love the church to the end of life.I will love all prophets

  • Pulvers
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:35 a.m.

    Now I understand why President Monson didn't sound or look like himself yesterday during our Stake conference Broadcast. There are no words that can express the lose we will feel. President Hinckley was an example of how hard we should all be working at what ever task we are given and to do it with viger and humer but sted fast to what ever our father would have us do. We love you President Hinckley and Thank you for all you did and the love and example you gave us.

  • Jeffery Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:34 a.m.

    A prophet to the world not just to the mormons. He will be missed by all. What a great legacy he has left for God's children. May all of us try a little harder to live a life similar to his. Imagine what a great place the world would be if we were all like Gordon B. Hinckley.

  • McClellan Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:33 a.m.

    We have been blessed to live during his time of leadership. He has blessed all of our lives. Thank you President Hinckley and thank you Heavenly Father for Giving him to us for so long.

  • bjh
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:31 a.m.

    All lives have been enriched and blessed by this great man. He has served faithfully as a representative of the Lord Jesus Christ, and has been called home. May we remember always his love and dedication.

  • Todd Crandall
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:30 a.m.

    I will look for you among the stars in the place where they shine brighter than anywhere on earth and read your words often to feel your spirit and testimony. Go President, on to your eternal reward!

  • Elder H
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:29 a.m.

    I met him once in Pusan, Korea when I was a culture- shocked, bewildered new missionary. His upbeat, down-to-earth demeanor gave me a tremendous lift that has stayed with me since that day in 1975. I feel as if I have lost a true friend.

  • Wayne and Leni Kinney
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:29 a.m.

    Thank you for touching our lives in such a positive way. You always will be remembered as a Temple builder, strenghth to our families, so humble on guiding us on the Lord's path, your inspired leadership, all the love you had for all.
    We are sad to loose you but happy that you are with your sweet wife, now for eternity.
    We will always love you and miss you.

  • The Rashaks
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:28 a.m.

    We were fortunate to have such a Prophet for so long. Now he is with his dear Marjorie.

  • Laurissa, Michigan
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:22 a.m.

    President Hinckley was the prophet of my transition from youth to adulthood. I'll always remember the love I felt every time I heard him speak. His love of the Savior and love of the church members are his greatest legacy. He never wanted acclaim or reward. He sincerely loved all the taught and served. How I miss him and wish to emulate his service.

    I remember his sermon at the 2004 General RSMeeting. He said, "Until I got older I never dreamed of what a demanding responsibility it is to keep food in the pantry, to keep clothing neat and presentable, to buy all that is needed to keep a home running. I see their [his granddaughter's] husbands, and I feel like saying to them: 'Do you know how much she does?' Well, you dear women, I say thanks to you. Thank you for being the kind of people you are and doing the things you do."

    I've always remembered that comment and if I ever felt overwhelmed by the many responsibilities of a Mother I'd say to myself, "President Hinckley thanks me. He appreciates that work I do." And I would feel better. Thank you President Hinckley.

  • The Forrester's
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:20 a.m.

    We will greatly miss President Hinckley. We have loved and revered him as a prophet of God. His leadership has richly blessed our family here in Middle Tennessee.

  • C. Carter from Calgary Canada
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:20 a.m.

    Thank you President Hinckley for the energy you always had. We love you.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:19 a.m.

    Last night Heaven became a more beautiful place. I am so happy to think that he's reunited with his wife again. He missed her so much. I will miss President Hinckley!! It makes me sad to think we'll never again hear one of your wonderful talks. Well, at least not in this life...

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:17 a.m.

    o senhor sabe de todas as coisas...
    e uma coisa que sei que o presidente foi e sempre ser um homem maravilhoso.
    obrigada senhor por ter vindo a terra em uma poca que pude conhecer o trabalho de um homem muito especial... com carinho e saudades... gabisud!!(Brasil-RJ,Itagua)

  • Nicole
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:17 a.m.

    What an amazing man who brought the world the truth through so many different avenues. He will be missed until we meet again! Praise to the man!

  • Wyokid
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:16 a.m.

    What an incredible man and prophet of God! You are so loved and will be missed by so many of us President Hinckley! Thank you for all you did and the counsel that you gave us while you were here on this earth - may we live worthy and remember your words. I can only imagine the welcome home you are receiving from our Saviour and Heavenly Father! Well done thou good and faithful servant!

  • Ann Marie Curling
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:15 a.m.

    I was baptized into The Church on January 15, 1995, so Howard W. Hunter was my first Prophet, but given the fact that he died so soon after I was baptized I never really "got to know him" very well. It was different with President Hinckley. He's been the Prophet my entire marriage, and during all of my children's lives. Ever since I heard of his passing "Til We Meet Again" has been playing over and over in my head, and it's so appropriate given the plan of salvation that all LDS share we will all be together again one day. I'm sure that he and Sister Hinckley are rejoicing in their reunion today. We love you President Hinckley and we'll miss your sweet disposition dearly.

    With Much Love to the Hinckley Family in their time of grief,

    Ann Marie Curling
    Cadiz, KY

  • Virginia Talbots
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:12 a.m.

    Sad new for us but I can only imagine the applause on the other side. I am sure that so many were as happy to see him again as we were sad to lose him. He will be missed.

  • Dias
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:10 a.m.

    Sei que ele sempre estara em nossos coraao!!

  • Erik in DC
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:09 a.m.

    It is hard to be sad when talking about a caliber of man who blessed our lives so much as he is among many other great leaders of the Church. The Savior lives and is truly the Head of the Church. However, President Hinckley will be missed here and will forever be remembered as an inspiring example of someone who exercised extraordinary faith.

  • lilia from BULGARIA
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:09 a.m.

    I am so SAD.....He was a wonderful prophet and person. He was the best expamle not only for the memebrs but for everyone.
    He will be missed....

  • Sue Crisp
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:08 a.m.

    He led us in rightousness. "And they shall rise up and call him blessed". He has now gone home.

  • Stevensons in Austin
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:08 a.m.

    President Hinkley was a Prophet of God and truley acted like one. My life and the life of my children have been blessed by his example and great leadership. I will be praying for his family.

  • Wilford & Nadine Teerlink
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:06 a.m.

    We are saddened at the news of Pres. Hinckley's death. Our father knew him personally and played with him as a child. What a wonderfull life he led and what a great example to all of us. May our Father in Heaven bless and comfort his family.

  • Joanne Clark
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:06 a.m.

    My life has been strengthened so much by President Hinckley's courage, faith, love, humor and example. I am thankful he is with Marjorie again and all the others he will be meeting. I also feel close to him. He has helped our family to carry on and stand a little taller. It is a truly a prophet.

  • Everyone's Prophet and Grandpa
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:04 a.m.

    He was such a kind person and great example. He made me feel like he was my own Grandpa giving freely of his wisdom and insight. He always made me feel loved. I will miss his humor and inspiration. We thank Thee oh God, for a Prophet! Shauna Ploeger

  • J Kopp
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:02 a.m.

    I am sad to see him pass to the next station of life yet I celebrate his life and know that he is still involved with the preparation of the return of the Savior. We will see him again I'm certain.

    Let's dedicate our lives as he dedicated his, in service to others.

  • Eliza Jensen
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:01 a.m.

    We wore you out! Thank you for your love, efforts and example. May we ever try harder! My thanks to the Hinckley family for opening up your private lives and sharing all that you are and try to be. We love you ALL! Praise be to Heavenly Father for his tender mercy...Gordon Bitner Hinckley, a blessed Prophet.

  • Thomas family in Illinois
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:01 a.m.

    We have fond memories of President Hinckley's visit to Chicago. His mark on the church and the world still will be evident decades from now. He was a man unafraid to say what God wanted him to. Bless him for that.

  • GoodGuyGary
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:01 a.m.

    Good bye, President Hinckley, I will be glad to tell my kids what you had taught us.

  • Ohio
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:00 a.m.

    In the world we live in, our faith is always being questioned. If only our critics could see the love that WE ALL have, maybe they could understand us a little better. Please, don't ever forget this love. Your comments brought me to tears, and I know no one could read this without feeling the spirit. How firm our foundation, and we thank thee oh God for a prophet who led us in these latter days.

  • Greg Sipple- CALIF
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:00 a.m.

    In my life time, I have never met a man that has touched my life as much as he touched mine with his words of wisdom, his amazing sense of humor, his compassion for the peoples of the World. How great shall be your joy President Hinckley as you now meet your loving Savior. I Love you my dear Prophet and hero. You will live in all of us ..as we Go Forward in Faith.

  • Riley Family in Orange CA
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:00 a.m.

    President Hinckley was a great leader. He taught us so many things. He also was a great example of spirituality with a sense of humor. He was a prophet for our time. God be with you 'til we meet again.

  • Arnold and Susie, Ph
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:59 a.m.

    My wife and I are saddened by his death. But death is part of life, part of that wonderful plan.
    We will always remember his leadership, the principles taught and emphasized, and the joy he brought in our lives. He helped us to draw ourselves much closer to God. My wife and I will also remember how he made us smile during conferences.We know that he is now with his wife, reunited happily again.
    He will always be a living inspiration for us. Truly a man of God :-)

  • Carrie Severn
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:59 a.m.

    President Hinckley was solid as a rock in these times of uncertainty and I will miss his smile and his wonderful sence of humor. My testimony and my faith are stronger as I have listened and learned from the council he has given the church and the world. Thank you for inspiring me to be a better person and to love others as Christ loves them. We will meet again, until then have a wonderful reunion with your family, loved ones and our Savior.

  • Ailton S. de Abreu
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:57 a.m.

    Thanks for President Hinckley for your life!!! your exemple, you words!!! We love you!!! Ns do Brazil o amamos muito, obrigado por sua dedicao e por seu amor!!! Nos vemos em breve!!!

  • Willingham Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:57 a.m.

    Conference will never be the same. You were a great inspiration to us all. Especially those of us who like to say a joke.

  • Jacque H
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:56 a.m.

    What a wonderful man, he will be greatly missed. As a convert to the church he has been an inspiration and the only Prophet I have known. He is with his eternal companion once again.

  • Hudson, WI
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:56 a.m.

    President Hinckley will be missed by all. The world has lost a great prophet and example, yet we look forward to following the next prophet with the same dedicationto move the work forward. Best wishes to the Hinkley family, you are in our prayers at this time of loss.

  • M.L. Bowen
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:53 a.m.

    When President Hinckley was sustained as President of the Church, the Spirit bore powerful witness to me that he was a prophet of the Lord. That distinct witness has stayed with me ever since.

    Mere words could never express the feelings of my heart this morning. He has impacted my life, and the lives of so many others, for incalculable good. This disciple of Jesus will be dearly missed!

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:53 a.m.

    Thank you so much for what you did.

  • wet 10
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:53 a.m.

    President Hinckley was the Prophet of God. I had the chance to personally hear him speak on several occasions, from Ricks College, to a Mission Conference, to General Conference. What memorable opportunitites those were. Lets go forward with Faith, just as he has gone forward into the next life!

  • amy m.
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:51 a.m.

    Thank you President Hinckley! I was so proud of you as leader of our Church. Thank you for your loving warmth. May we all take courage from your example and strive to live as you did, full of joy and love of the Lord.

  • Leander, TX
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:51 a.m.

    Beloved prophet, humanitarian and servant of our Father in Heaven. Our family loved you dearly, and you will be missed.

  • Jennifer Anderson
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:51 a.m.

    This is sad for us, but is a happy moment for our beloved prophet as he reunites with his beautiful wife, Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and many others. I will always cherish his sweet spirit and will remember the love he had for ALL of us for the rest of my life. What a remarkable man, leader, husband, father and friend. I hope and pray that we can all strive to emulate his teachings and compassion for the gospel of Jesus Christ.

  • Sr. Ray
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:50 a.m.

    My Prophet, My Prophet Father...I am so deeply grateful for him. He has endured and now has his reward. He is welcomed home by his beloved wife. Loss and sorrow fill me, yet I rejoice for him. All is well, all is well. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is true, all is well!

  • Ken Riggs Family -- Tennessee
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:50 a.m.

    Thank you for your special witness of our Savior Jesus Christ. You have touched our lives with your service and devotion. Our conversion is sweeter, our belief in Christ stronger. How happy are we for your sweet reunion this morning with Sister Hinkley, your remarkable family members, and close associates! Your legacy will shine forth as a beacon to usher the Church -- this great work of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- into the future lives of those who will come to know Jesus Christ, his truth and doctrine, and his work upon the earth. You will be greatly missed, our beloved prophet and friend, Ken, Jacqueline, Jeffrey, and Juliana Riggs.

  • Kevin Lee
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:49 a.m.

    We shared our love and appreciation to the prophet in tonight's FHE. We missed him.

  • Ailton S. de Abreu
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:48 a.m.

    Thanks for your life Presidente Hinckley, your words, your exemple!!! Ns do Brazil o amamos muito!!! Em breve nos encontraremos!!!

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:48 a.m.

    RIP Prophet Hinckley thanks for all your hard work you did on this earth and Gbless your family during this time. Ja

  • Oris Family Texas
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:45 a.m.

    We are deeply sad for the loss of our beloved Prophet and grateful for his service to the Lord. He has been such a wonderful example to us all. Our prayers and love go out to his family.

  • Kathy
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:45 a.m.

    I will miss you. May we honor your memory by doing those things you asked us to do. You are a wonderful man and I thank you for your dedication and leadership.

  • Percy Santizo
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:42 a.m.

    We thank thee oh God for our prophets!!!!
    Pres. Hinckley we will miss you.

  • brody R
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:41 a.m.

    carry on brother.

    we love you...

  • Kathy
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:40 a.m.

    I will miss you. May we honor your memory by following those ideals which you taught us. Thank you President Hinckley for your love, and for directing this great church. Thank you for furthering the work.

  • The Carr Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:38 a.m.

    Thank you, President Hinckley for your wonderful guidance, your Christlike love, your optimism, your incredible lifelong example of what a Christian truly is! What a priviledge it has been to know you, one of the "Great and Noble" of Heavenly Father's children! Until we meet again with those who love in faith and truth in worlds without end, may you and your family be eternally blessed! You will be greatly missed! Now we need to "forget ourselves and go to work!"

  • Sharon Tallman
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:35 a.m.

    I loved President Hinckley and am so grateful for his loving and wise guidance as our prophet. How blessed our world has been to have him in it these 97 years!

    I would like to express my gratitude to the Hinckley family for sharing him with us for so long. Certainly, many sacrifices have been made by them in order for him to serve as our prohet. I appreciate each of them for their willingness to share him with us.

    May the Lord comfort his family and us all as we mourn this great prophet's passing.

  • Eric Lambert
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:34 a.m.

    President Hinckley,

    I will always be grateful for your persistent emphasis on the pragmatic over the dogmatic. You gave me realistic goals to shoot for rather than reminding me of everything I could be doing. You continually reminded me to focus on improving where it matters most: showing love and kindness to my wife and children always; being tolerant of all people, regardless of their beliefs or persuasions; getting as much education as possible; staying out of debt and living within my means; keeping my temper in check; being willing to forgive quickly.... My family--including my wife who is not of our faith--will miss you greatly. I thank you for your example, your boldness and courage, your sense of humor, your humility, your hope, your leadership, your "human-ness," your love.

  • Our "Energizer Bunny" President
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:35 a.m.

    He just kept going and going. He was amazing. We loved him and will miss him, but are glad that he and his beloved Marjorie have been reunited.

    Our condolences go to his family and friends. RIP, President Hinckley.

    The Bunker family
    Clearfield, Utah

  • Robert Lee Johnson
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:34 a.m.

    I thank God for men such as you and I thank you for the counsel you have given me. Farewell until we meet again.

  • jackie
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:34 a.m.

    Good morning. I am so grateful to hear all the positive comments and rememberances on this stream. Sometimes this board is less than positive. To those who may be tempted with negativity today I humbly ask,Not here, Not today. Gordon B. Hinckley is a great man who is loved and revered by millions and will be sadly missed. He was a prophet, a great humanitarian, a humble, humorous and loving man.
    God be with you, till we meet again!

  • Curtis O'Reilly
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:33 a.m.

    What an incredrible example to the world. You will live on in the hearts of millions.

  • NC Becca
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:32 a.m.

    A life beautifully and purposefully lived--President Hinckley will be so very missed, and is so very loved. From Saints all over the globe, as well as non-member friends, he leaves us a legacy to live up to and fulfill. My heart goes out to his family and all members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

  • Bowne Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:32 a.m.

    Let us carry on as he would have us do! I am so grateful that our Heavenly Father and our Saviour Jesus Christ will call the next leader for us to keep moving forward!! We love you!

  • Britt Franklin
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:31 a.m.

    The greatest leader of the 20th Century is gone from among us. I will miss him in so many ways, but more than anything I think, I will miss his sense of humor and his immense ability to inspire courage and faith among those of us who loved him.

  • Ben Tanner
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:31 a.m.

    We Thank Thee oh God for a Prophet!

    President Hinckley was in my opinion one of the greatest men the world has ever known.

    God Bless him.

  • The Oliver Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:31 a.m.

    To picture the tender greeting with Sister Hinckley and other loved ones not to mention the Savior, our hearts are full and convictions strong. How grateful we are for the example of President Hinckley in demonstrating absolute faithfulness. Our prayers are with his surviving family and the Brethren who undoubtedly feel more deeply than we can imagine.
    The Oliver family, Newport News, VA

  • Hammock Family - Georgia
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:30 a.m.

    Please accept our condolences to President Hinckleys family and to all of those who loved him throughout the world. He was a man whose love of God showed through his words and actions. President Hinckley was truly a prophet of God

  • Oliveira Family- Brazil
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:28 a.m.

    He was a true profet of the Lord. He served following the steps of the Savior. The world missed a marvelous man. He inspired us to be better.
    For sure the Lord will confort the Hincley's
    Oliveira Family

  • Au revoir
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:26 a.m.

    Moroni 6:20
    20 But behold, ye are gone, and my sorrows cannot bring your return.

  • Melton family
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:25 a.m.

    President Hinckley has been a fixture in our home and hearts ever since we joined the Church nearly twenty five years ago. It is hard to imagine our lives without him. What a privilege to have been taught and loved by him. The breadth and depth of his teachings and example has blessed our lives forever. Our condolences to his family at this difficult time.

  • The Davis Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:25 a.m.

    Follow the prophet is what we sing
    President Hinckley, joy did bring
    We will be valiant, we will be true
    Knowing that someday we will see you.

    Thank you for your leadership
    Thank you for your love
    Enjoy Sister Hinckley in your new home above.

    God Bless you and your family.
    With love, The Davis Family

  • Saints in Buffalo, NY
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:25 a.m.

    Thank you for your service and love, President Hinckley, you will be deeply missed.

  • Jheniffer Porto
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:24 a.m.

    Realmente essa noticia me deixou muito triste,mesmo no conhecendo o Presidente Hinckley pessoalmente pude conhece-lo atravez de seus ensinamentos nas conferencias seres e mensagens da A Liahona sei o quanto ele edificou o reino de deus nesta terra o quanto ele amava esta obra divina e pelo amor que servia ao senhor.Nesse momento perdemos u Homem brilhande que no mediu esforos para servir na obra de deus que nos deu a oportunidade de ter mais templos no mundo e fazer com que muitas familias pudessem see eternas terei gratido eterna pelos ensinamentos dele que me fizero me achegar mais a cristo. Sei que ele foi um profeta de Deus e honrou com esse chamado divino Obrigado Senhor por ter nos concedido um profeta justo e amoroso nesses ultimos dias e pelo amor que ele pode servir para engrandecer a sua obra. Em nome de Jesus Cristo Amem.

  • Cheryl & Jimmy Bates
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:23 a.m.

    We so LOVED him!!...what a truly wonderful magnificent son of our Heavenly Father...He has now gone back home !

  • Elis�ngela Vilas Boas
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:22 a.m.

    Q pena no conhec-lo pessoalmente nesta vida... ele foi o profeta da minha gerao... sempre recordarei... pois nesse ano farei 10 anos de membro da Igreja e ele sempre foi meu orientador. Mto obrigada pelo amor dedicado aos filhos do Pai Celestial meu profeta. Saudades

    Jan. 28, 2008 6:21 a.m.



  • SteveB
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:21 a.m.

    President Hinckley was called into the first presidency only a few months after I was baptized as a convert of 16. It's hard to imagine the church without his steadying presence, but carry on we must. A great man and an unexampled leader, but I am confident the cause of Zion will go onward and upward, thanks in no small measure to the impetus of his tremendous administration. Thank you, President Hinckley, and RIP.

  • Mike J.
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:17 a.m.

    Only positive things can be said of President Hinckley. What an incredible man and leader! He can now be reunited with his wonderful wife.

  • Ezequiel Pav�
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:14 a.m.

    Thanks President Hinckley for your very great example of working until the end of this mortal life, my Family and me will remember you always.
    Ezequiel Pavon cipolletti 2nd - arg - neuquen Stake

  • Familia Plaza from Argentina
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:13 a.m.

    Presidente Hinckey, lo vamos a extraar mucho, fue muy importante para nuestras vidas, tuvimos la oportunidad de conocerlo personalmente en slc, fue un ejemplo para todos, y especialmente para nuestra familia. gracias por todo
    Teresita, Pedro, Rosario, Lucia y Josefina

  • Ramona S. Harrell
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:10 a.m.

    The greatest man I have ever known. Though I saw him only once, I felt the spirit like I have never felt before. A true Prophet of God.

  • Alex from Chile
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:07 a.m.

    Aun cuando la pena embarga mi espritu, me siento altmente agradecido por haberle conocido, por cada una de sus visitas a Chile (1996, 1999, 2006), por todas sus maravillosas enseanzas, por sentir su manto proftico, por el amor que siempre nos brindaba, por hacer llegar a muchos santos en todo el mundo las bendiciones del Templo.
    Tenemos mucho por agradecer y sentirnos felices por haber tenido a un maravilloso hombre para presidir la Iglesia en este tiempo. Oremos en nuestros corazones por su familia, por sus amigos y por nosotros mismos.
    Extraaremos profundamente todas sus enseanzas.
    Desde Chile...

    Jan. 28, 2008 6:05 a.m.


  • LCarvalho
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:05 a.m.

    I was in shock to here President Hinkley's passing away. I pray for his family for support from our Heavenly Father. President Hinkley was very loved by everyone and will be missed. He will have more work on the other side. We here on this side will miss him. We love you, Pres Hinkley.

  • Sherwood, AR
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:03 a.m.

    I was sad President Hinkley left our earth but very joyful knowing that he is finally with his beloved wife that he has missed so very much. What a glorious homecoming he surely had. I can't imagine how many people on the other side of the veil were lined up with hugs and kisses to greet our Prophet. We could all hope and pray for such a glorious homecoming as he is having at this moment. God bless his family and each one of us to carry on.

  • Philippines Saint
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:01 a.m.

    We will miss his inspired leadership and the love he extended to this island land. I speak for thousands of saints blessed by this wondereful prophet who dedicated the islands of the Philippines to the Missionary Work almost 50 years ago.

  • Joyous!
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:01 a.m.

    My non-LDS father died the morning of January 27th with his family with him. I know that his entry into the spirit world was a joyous reunion with loved ones and we here on Earth are happy his suffering is over.

    Later that day our beloved prophet also passed through the veil and had a reunion with his loved ones.

    I can't help but picture this great man rejoicing with and perhaps embracing my dad! I imagine that the missionary effort there will now be directed by one of this earth's greatest missionaries and that my dear dad might now grasp the eternal significance of the Gospel.

    Thank-you, President Hinckley for all you have done for us mortals and for the Lord's cause, and now you and my father are both standing a little taller! The tears that run down my cheeks are of joy. What a wonderful day for them both.

  • The Bryce Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:00 a.m.

    Thank you President Hinckley for living a life that reflected Christ's light in a modern world. We, as a Church, will honor your legacy by sustaining your successor in our thoughts, words, and deeds...we will carry on! You will not be replaced in our hearts but rather we will make more room there and increase our capacities...these are the lessons you taught us. A small man with such a large footprint in life on the strait and narrow path. Our prayers are with your family and friends. Thank you for the love and the sacrifices of time you gave to all of us...we will not mourn but rather celebrate your amazing life.

    Lance Bryce Family
    Avondale, AZ

  • Carole Knowles
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:59 a.m.

    I will miss President Hinckley. He is a kind and powerful leader. He is a prophet of God. The children love him and so do I.

  • The Bryan Family in MI
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:58 a.m.

    We were so sad to hear of President Hinckley's passing. We have loved him deeply. We are sad for us, but happy for him to be with his wife again and receive rest from his labors. We feel so much love and appreciation for his leadership, humor and love. He is a man that has literally changed the world!

  • David Crockett
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:57 a.m.

    All the members of the branch in Shanghai China will miss President Hinckley. What a wonderful Prophet.

  • NJ
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:54 a.m.

    God be with you until we meet again.

  • Olsen, Washington, D.C.
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:54 a.m.

    Congratulations on a remarkable life well lived. You lived and loved to the fullest; thank you for your amazing example! How we will miss your sense of humor, your testimony, your example. How happy we are for you and how we wish we could witness the beautiful reunion that is taking place right now between you, your sweet eternal companion and all the many, many people greeting you and welcoming you home. Well done.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:51 a.m.

    A sad, but necessary step. He was a very humble man.

  • Shannon Hall
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:50 a.m.

    His words are so like the Man:

    "Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face,
    but with great and strong purpose in your heart."

    Gordon B. Hinckley

  • Heidi in Arkansas
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:49 a.m.

    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...

  • Virginia, USA
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:48 a.m.

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

  • Livesay Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:48 a.m.

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

    Livesay Family in Virginia

  • Lisa in Tulsa
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:46 a.m.

    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.

  • Thomassen Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:44 a.m.

    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!

  • Stephen
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:45 a.m.

    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.

  • Don and Judith Whidbey Is. Wa.
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:43 a.m.

    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.

  • Hector, From CHILE
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:41 a.m.

    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

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:40 a.m.

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

  • Barry Harmon
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:31 a.m.

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

  • Martha
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:27 a.m.

    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.

  • Netherland Antilles Fam
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:26 a.m.

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

  • Valdosta, GA
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:26 a.m.

    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!

  • Glenn T Pinder
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:26 a.m.

    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.

  • R Msr
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:20 a.m.

    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

  • LDS colombia
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:17 a.m.

    gracias por todo te amamos y te extraaremos.

  • Friend
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:17 a.m.

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

  • Brittany B.
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:15 a.m.

    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.

  • Marnoh-Sesay family(Sierra Leone
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:11 a.m.

    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.

  • T Mariano
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:09 a.m.

    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

  • Jeffrey and Maria Baugh
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:06 a.m.

    We are so Grateful that we had a Great Prophet as Gordon B Hinkley was. We will miss Him and will keep his memory in our hearts. We pray for strenght and comfort for his Children. What a great faith we have to know that Families are Forever. God has blessed us with a Great Prophet.

  • the Boyer's in Arizona
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:04 a.m.

    What startling news, I guess that we thought he would just keep going for ever. The world has suffered a great loss, but have been so blessed to have had this wonderful selfless man and prophet of the Lord with us. What a model of righteousness. We will miss him.

  • Waechtler family
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:04 a.m.

    We will really miss President Hinckley!He has been the prophet during all our childrens growing up years. We know he is at peace now and truly had a beautiful reunion with his dear wife Marjorie.They were both a joy in inspiration in all of our lives.
    God be with you till we met again!

  • Paunga Marnoh-Sesay(Sierra Leone
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:59 a.m.

    A man I have always cheerished and respected as a true and faithful servant of our dear Heavenly Father. Goodbye President, we shall me at the throne of our Messiah Jesus Christ.

  • Standiford (Indiana)
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:58 a.m.

    What a remarkable man who will greatly be missed. I can't imagine the reunion that was held on the other side last night. President Hinckley was a great example to the world.

  • Jack Clark
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:50 a.m.

    While I have sometimes dissagreed with some of the think Pres. Hinkley has said, I cannot dispute the wonderful works he has done. And from myself and my fiancee April, our prayers are with his family.
    And we all look foreward to joining himm when it's our turn to pass through the vail

  • Molnar II, Aladar
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:49 a.m.

    He'll live forever in our hearts. He blessed much the Brazilian people and we'll be always grateful.
    Rio, Brazil

  • Shawver Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:45 a.m.

    We will miss the greatest man of our generation. Thank you for your great work and example you have set. We Love you and Will Miss You. Till we meet again!!

    Shawver Family
    Beavercreek, Ohio

  • Saulo B S
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:44 a.m.

    com certeza ele cumpriu a medida de sua axistencia aqui nao terra, muito obrigado por seu exemplo e familia: muito obrigada por seu apoio...

  • Fagg Family-Georgia
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:40 a.m.

    We are grateful for his life of loving service, hard work and selfless devotion--and happy for his reunion with his sweetheart!

  • Gwen
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:36 a.m.

    I enjoyed your sense of humor and wit. I am glad your with your beloved Marjorie. I extend sympathy to your family, the quorum of 12, and all members of the church as we move on to another prophet of God.

  • Houston
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:33 a.m.

    Thank you President Hinckley. As a youth he is the only one I will have many memories of him. When I heard this last night I instantly was filled with tears. He was a truly a amazing and inspiring man.

  • Stephen Ackerman
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:31 a.m.

    I'm a Roman Catholic who respects your Church very much! I am so sad to hear of the passing of your President. I offer sympathy to the entire LDS family!

  • Bermann
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:23 a.m.

    Ns o amamos e teremos eternas saudades.

  • Mu'a Family.
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:22 a.m.

    What a great Leader you are.And What a Sad time for the World to hear the story. Have a good Trip to Heaven Until we meet again. God Bless you, R.I.P.
    We Love U.Farewell.

  • Renato Bermann
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:21 a.m.

    Foi e ser sempre um legado para a igreja de Cristo,os Cus o almejam, sua esposa o aguardava e os seus o esperavam, ns aqui sentiremos sua presena mas nos preparemos para estarmos novamente junto a Ele. Saudades. Bispo Renato Bermann e flia.

  • Dr. Massimiliano Frani
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:13 a.m.

    Few hours ago, Italy has learned about President Hinckley's death. The Saints in this troubled country will miss him greatly. His firm guidance, loving heart, zest for life and all-around Christ like example has reached this part of the world with constant and reassuring devotion.

    His leadership has left a permanent mark in the lives of those who were fortunate enough to listen to his voice.

    The joy of knowing of his reunion with his beloved wife and with our Savior, illuminates our future steps and gives us the courage to go forward. Nevertheless we will all miss his dear smile and guidance. Thank you President Hinckley, we love you!

  • Anna Paula - Go- Brasil
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:08 a.m.

    Enfim, nos braos do Pai..
    Ao lado de sua amada e familiares.
    Ele fez seu dever, cabe a ns agora fazer o nosso pra um dia poder agradece-lo pessoalmente por tudo que nos fez.
    Sentiremos sua falta!

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:08 a.m.

    I am not LDS, but I so admired President Hinckley and I was greatly saddend to read this news. I was drawn to him by his wit and kindness and know that he is now in the arms of God.

    Jan. 28, 2008 4:06 a.m.

    President Hinckley was truly a prophet of God. We are very grateful and been truly blessed to have lived in a time of his dedicated service to members of the Church worldwide. We have been inspired in many ways by his leadership and guidance, and especially studying his many inspired talks in general conferences. You will be greatly missed by many who have come to love and honour you Pres. Hinckley. Your teachings and words of counsel will stay with us forever. God bless your family.
    Tofa Soifua, ia manuia le malaga!
    The Arp family in Auckland, New Zealand

  • alyson
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:03 a.m.

    I am sad but SO happy that he is reunited with his Savior and his dear sweet wife.
    My prayers are with his family.

  • John Musonge
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:56 a.m.

    It is a great lose indeed that our president is no more. I will always remember him for his good advice.
    May has soul rest in peace with the Lord.

  • Barbara Oyler
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:53 a.m.

    How sweet all your reunions will be. Thank you for your wonderful example and dedication to the Lord.

  • Jacob
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:51 a.m.

    Wow....one thousand comments so far, and not one of them is unusual or interesting. Just cliches....a mish-mash of words like "wonderful" and "will be missed" and stuff like that. I posted an interesting comment earlier this evening, but I knew there was no way that it (or this) would be posted...Because it is unusual, and it is interesting.

    As for Gordon B. Hinckley, he now realizes how many Mormons are actually pretentious fakers...pseudo-Mormons....he notices that out of one thousand comments here so far, not one single one them mentions the Book of Mormon.

  • Jan
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:51 a.m.

    What a wonderful lifetime of devotion and example. He will be so missed but so remembered. Our prayers are with his precious family who supported and shared him with the entire world. Our prayers are also with our new church leadership. May the many who will hear of the passing President Hinckley have a greater desire to learn the goodness and peace that comes from hearing and following the words of a living prophet.

  • Ryan family, Evans
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:50 a.m.

    What a kind, giving, loving Prophet. He always gave of himself in the Lord's work. After all these years of working for the Lord, how appropriate that he was called home to the Lord on the Sabbath. The Lord's day of rest. We will miss you and all you stood for. We thank your wife, Marjorie, and the rest of your family for sharing you with us. You impacted us all and we do Thank God for a Prophet.

  • Ninja
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:42 a.m.

    Thank you Pres. Hinckley for being a true prophet of God. Thanks for your unwavering faith, your humor, warmth and love. Thanks for having touched my life! Youve been such an outstanding example and will be greatly missed.

  • Lia, Portugal
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:40 a.m.

    We will miss him so much but I know that he is doing fine. He must be very happy to be reunited with sister Hinckley.

    I'm so glad that we all had the chance to get to know President Hinckley. We will never forget him!

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:37 a.m.

    God be with you 'til we meet again! Thanks so much President Hinckley!

  • Chris Olsen
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:35 a.m.

    I am saddened for our loss of a wonderful Prophet, Seer, and Revelator, but rejoice in knowing that he was well recieved by Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, and his family. My prayers go to his family here on earth that the Lord will bless them with peace. I know that the Lord will direct the Elders of the Church in confirming our new Prophet, Seer and Revelator.
    How wonderful it is to have a small taste of how many people of this world loved him. What a great idea it would be to record everyone's comments and be able to present it to Pres. Hinckley's family. So that their generations to come will know what a wonderful man he is and was.

  • Then
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:33 a.m.

    walk the walk everyday in everyway..not just general conference ..then back to your ways. that's what brings your good church down. times are changing fast and nature is giving her warning, look for what this man was trying to help with. pray , help each other along the way. Just look at SLC and how vast it has become ..stay safe!

  • Sister Johnson, Grafenwoehr, DE
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:32 a.m.

    I love President Hinckley. I thank God for THIS prophet!

  • Allen Jones
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:29 a.m.

    We will miss this great man of God, a Prophet and servant of Christ. We should honor his life by serving and loving each other.

  • Jeff Griffeth
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:28 a.m.

    Let us all join together and honor the man who gave us so much by being better Latter-day Saints and people. His legacy will outlive us all! Let us attend the temple and keep our covenants.

    We love you President Hinckley!!

  • Skabelund Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:22 a.m.

    Thank you President Hinkley for your example of living the way the Christ wants us to live. We hope everyday to "Do the very best that we can". We love you! We thank Thee O God for this prophet! Our prayers and thoughts are with the Hinkley family.

  • Marshall in Europe
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:12 a.m.

    Pres Hinkley will always be the prophet of my youth. I will never forget his example, resolve, love, work ethic, faith, and admonitions as the Lords prophet here on earth. His efforts have touched, and will continue to touch, the lives of millions. I will greatly miss him.

  • Aaron
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:11 a.m.

    "We Thank Thee O God For A Prophet ..... To Guide Us In These Latter Days"

  • Remembering Gordon B. Hinckley
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:07 a.m.

    In 2002, we were able to attend the last dedicatory session of the Nauvoo temple. My 10-year-old daughter's heart's desire at Nauvoo was to meet and shake hands with the prophet, which we didn't think very likely.

    The day following the dedication, we returned to the temple to take pictures. When we arrived, President and Sister Hinckley were exiting the temple. Among all that crowd behind the barricade, Sister Hinckley noticed my daughter, nudged her husband, and said, "Aren't you going to shake that little girl's hand?" President Hinckley walked toward my daughter, invited her past the barricade, and took her hand in his. He asked her name, and then asked where she was from. When she told him she was from Utah, he looked surprised, raised an eyebrow and, with a twinkle in his eye, exclaimed, "Utah! Where's that?"

    God bless our prophet dear.

    Anne Flinders
    Orem, Utah

  • Roy Morris
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:34 a.m.

    We feel sadness for the loss of our beloved Prophet but feel comforted by the knowledge that he is now reunited with his eternal companion. He can now continue the work on the other side of the veil.

    My prayers will go out to his family.

  • Saints in Scotland
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:30 a.m.

    Just getting the news in Scotland. Heartbreaking for us, mixed with joy for him. His guidance and leadership has influenced our lives forever.

  • Linda & Derek
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:27 a.m.

    Truly a Great Phrophet of this dispensation. A great man with a great heart and love for the members.
    Thank you for guiding us and ever uplifting us.
    May you find great Joy with your loved ones where your work will continue with just as much love and dedication that you demonstrated here in this life.
    God Bless.

  • Matthew & Samantha Skelton (UK)
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:27 a.m.

    We express our sincere sorrow to President Hinckley's loving family at home, within the church and in the worldwide community to which he dedicated his life's work. He is a great prophet and a remarkable man. He will be missed here and yet welcomed joyously on the other side.

  • Scott K.
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:26 a.m.

    So many accomplishments, highly esteemed in the eyes of men.... But for all he did, he never led a soul to Christ. He led them to a Church. A man made, human controlled and operated organization. He never possessed real Bible Salvation. And like most he'll be preached into heaven by other men. mean to say? no, just the plain truth.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:14 a.m.

    So long dear friend. Until we meet again. God bless you.

  • BC
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:13 a.m.

    What a great man of God that has left this world so much the better. What a tribute and honor to him to see so many people share so many kind words about this incredible person. Thanks for your leadership and love!

  • Fletcher Family - Japan
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:10 a.m.

    What a sad day for the Church and the world; your leadership and strength will be missed.

    Thanks for helping all of us ... stand a little taller, rise a little higher, and be a little better.

    We love you!

  • Moulton Family from Alaska
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:44 a.m.

    He has been always special to me. He was a inspiration to us all. He set great and wonderful examples for rest of my family. when I found out that he passed away, and I told my children and I cried right away. It helps them to understand how important our prophet was to me. We knelt together to pray for his family to be comforted tonight. Our love goes out to his families and close friends. He passed away peacefully and went off to be w