In 1973, three months after I was baptised in Kaiserslautern, Germany, In walks
the Apostle, Gordon B. Hinckley. People around me had to explain to me who he
was... Yep, I shook his hand and said in utter amazement... "Hi I'm seargent
Nelson. I had totally forgotten my first name... Ha. I will miss the marvelous
uplifting comments of our Beloved Prophet.
I loved President Hinkley!!! Even though I am only 13 I still felt the spirit
when talked. I have seen talks the comments by past prophets, but he was the
best prophet I think. Have a great time with your wife President Hinkley and
Thanks for letting me know when the funeral is gonna take place. I have a
question? Is his viewing gonna be telelvised? I am in Alabama and on disability
and can't make the trip but would love to see it on BYU. Can you please lt me
know by e-mail?Sincerely,RhondaAlabama
The news of his death was relayed to me by a phone call. I could not believe
it, and yet I knew it was true. My heart broke. He has been an example of a man
filled with the spirit of God and has been a great prophet for our times. I
remember in our family prayers we would pray for him to have the strength to do
the work he needed to do. I believe that our prayers were answered and he is
indeed with the his eternal wife again. I pray that his family and the church
family be comforted by our knowledge of the after life. In the name of Jesus
Today is my 65th Birthday. Last night on the 27th at9pm PT my adopted son
in Ohio, called and we were talking, when his Branch President called him and
told him about our Dear Prophet dying. When Todd gotback on the phone with
me and told me, at first I said NO real loud. I did not want this to happen.But,
then I talked to my VT partner and she said, now he is with his Sweet Wife. Then
I really new it was OK. We will miss him for a long time, but he left the church
so much to the better for all he did. I support President Monson and he will do
a Great Job too. They are the Lords servants and ours too. Prayers go for the
families of both of them. Praise the Lords servants and may his blessings be
upon us all. Lets all do as President Hinckley has taught us move foward and
Serve with all our Hearts, Minds and Strength. I Love Jesus Christ and his
Church. Thank you President Hinckley for your Great Works and You desere your
peace and rest now. The Clines, in Oregon
Thank you President Hinckley, your words always went through me like arrows to
my heart. You are a wonderful man and Prophet, Seer, and Revelator. As Senior
missionaries my wife and I shall miss you. But we know that you are with your
sweet love Marjorie and with all your family and those Prophets who came before
you.You were the greatest communicator of all the Prophets that I have known
since David O. McKay. Enjoy the Kingdom.You have earned it. Don't worry "Tommy"
Monson will take care of business. Elder and Sister Bennett, Military
Missionaries in Florida
WE WILL NOT SEE HIS LIKES AGAIN. NEVER ONCE DO I REMEMBER HIM TELLING A STORY
OR INCIDENCE FROM HIS LIFE FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAKING HIMSELF LOOK GOOD.
SELF-AGGRANDIZEMENT WAS NOT HIS STYLE. HIS INCREDIBLE HUMILITY WAS REAL. HE
KEPT HIMSELF CENTERED ALWAYS - DESPITE THE ADULATION OF MILLIONS AROUND THE
WORLD. HE REALLY MEANT IT WHEN HE TOLD US THAT HIS CALLING IN THE CHURCH WAS NO
IMPORTANT THAN THE ONES WE WERE HOLDING AT THE TIME.
I shook his hand
What an honorable and loving man. Although, I have my differences with the
Church, he never ceased to amaze me. May we heed his counsel and strive to be
kinder to one another.What an wonderful, inspirational man!
Thank You for telling us when the funeral will be.I'm not LDS yet,
but my friends who are LDS are happy to know they will be able to view the
memorial service for President Gordon B. Hinckley here in Texas at home on their
Dish Network TV satellite from the BYU-TV channel on #9403. They'veinvited me to their home to see the service and that's sweet of them....
Thank You in public! Mr. Hinckley, who I never met, has been an
inspiration to me and to many many more as these newspaper articles tell
about.I have seen him in the conference and devotionals on the tv
the past couple of years or so and he does show a great enthuiasm for life, the Lord Jesus, and just being busy. I like his sense of humor.What a great example of the LDS Church. It was good he could keep up
the pace all the way through his 97 years. He probably lived longer than
manybecause he stayed busy with all that enthuiasm.God Bless
Our heart and prayers go to the Hinckley Family. Five of our family members had
the opportunity to see our beloved Prophet in person during Conference, we loved
him and enjoyed his sense of humor but most of all his admonitions to be
grateful, be smart, be clean, be true, be humble, be prayerful and all the great
talks about the gospel and the Church. We are blessed with the great work that
he did increasing the amount of temples. Also we have the privilege of having 2
daughters Alexandra and Christina that served the mission on Temple Square and
they had the opportunity to see and hear the Prophet too.We know he is in
a good place, we know he is with his wife and family and friends, we know that
he will continue teaching the gospel, and we know that we will see him again
someday.Thanks President Hinckley!With love,The
Leonardo,Jennie,Adriana,Eduardo,Susan,Rick,Breana, and Ricky.
President Hinckley was one of the hardest working and kind men who have ever
lived. I know he is happy now with his wife. He certainly lived the kind of
life we all would want to! I will certainly miss him!!!
Presidete Hinckley fue un Profeta del Senor le doy las grasias al senor por
tener profetas aqui en la tierra te amamos y siempre vas a estar en nuestro
Estoy agradecido por la bondad y amor del Presidente Gordon B. Hinkley, por su
buen ejemplo. Tengo un testimonio personal del profeta,se que es un hombre de
Dios, hombre puro de corazn y limpio de los pecados de este mundo. le amo y es
mi oracin que Nuestro Padre Celestial consuele a su ejemplar familia.En
breve tiempo nos veremos en el ms allaen donde los Santos cantan loor al Padre
Celestial y al Salvador.
President Hinckley is truly happy to be reunited with his wife Marjorie and his
other family in Heaven. The world will miss you for all that you did for members
and non members. I love the wonderful messages and example you gave us through
out your life. I will follow your teaching and be an example in my daily life.
I will truly miss you President Hinckley.
God Bless Gordon B. Hinckley, a true prophet of God, his great example and sense
of humor will preserve him in the hearts of millions of people around th eworld
Can you just imagine the celebration in Heaven. What a party they are having.
I sure Love President Hinckley. I get tears just reading all the
beautiful messages.Bless you all
I love you and miss you already, but am so happy you are reunited with your
My family and I sang "Praise to the man"yesterday night, but we couldnt finish
singing because we were crying like children who have lost their father. We
really love our beloved Prophet, He has been an inspiration in our lives and
will be continuoe in our hearts forever, he was a friend, a father an example to
follow. God Bless him and his family.Family Glvez Gil
We really missed you PRESIDENT Hinckley... You are Truly a prophet
Of God. sISTER Hinckley is much happy now to see you in the Spirit
World. Farewell President.
I was just a few yards away from President Hinckley in the Celestial Room when
he dedicated the RaleighNorth Carolina Temple in 1998. I love that man and
loved his book "Go Forward with Faith." I believe that is what he would say to
us now if he could speak to us.
President Hinkley, wow! What can you say about a man that brought me back to
full activity? He touched my heart, and always made me glad to be LDS. His
smile, whit and charm will be missed. As gentle as he was, he was an inspiration
to not only LDS, but to the world. May his family feel the love of all the
members of the church at this time, and to them I say, thank you for sharing him
with the world.
Gracias President Hinckley for all the love that you bestowed upon all the
member of the church and to all non members likewise we will miss you but we are
happy that you are now reunited with our Heavenly Father and of course with your
beloved wife.keep an eye on us from heaven. Thanks you so much.
Loor al profeta !! que nos dio tanto en vida, y nos gratifico con tanta
espiritualidad y conocimiento.
I first remember hearding President Hinckely speak when I was in the SLC Mission
Center (Jun,1972) as both a fairly new convert and a new missionary. He gave a
key note speech as an apostle to help prepare us for the mission field. Beyond
his his beautiful witness of Jesus Christ, the restored gospel, Joseph Smith and
The Book of Mormon he gave some very practical advice. He told us if we were
assigned to an area with a car we must always get out of the car if we are the
passenger and help guide the car whenever the driver is backing up. He said too
many Elders were backing into things. He then held up the book The Truth Restore
and encourage us to give a copy to every new convert for it gave a brief, but
wonderful history of the church. May God always bless this most wonderful
spiritual and practical prophet and his family forever.
The 1st Prophet, I knew of or cared about was Spencer W. Kimball, way before I
joined the Church. Has to do with June 1978. When I joined the Church in 1988
Ezra Taft Benson was the Leader. I watched conference for the 1st time in
October 1988. I heard Thomas Monson for the 1st time and truely loved him from
the start. Next came Howard W. Hunter and I woundered why? He did the spread The
Book Of Mormon thing and I was on a Stake Mission so I helped. Shortly it seemed
he passed on and President Hinckley became the Leader. He did the Temple
Building and The Fund for the Returned Missionarys. Now he has passed on. My
family will clear Saturday for the Services. It is not a lock but very likely
Thomas Monson will become the Leader. He will bring his own style. I hope he
lives long and stays healthy. Each Prophet has brought somthing different to the
Leadership Role. Each had his time and his season. It is up to us to follow
instructions and be willing and teachable, while not being Lemings. I have Great
Love for The Prophets I have known
President Hinckley Was A Good Man
Such a dear man. We can best honor President Hinckley by following his counsel
2 words sum him up: forever great
Recordar al Presidente Hinckley como el Profeta que hizo posible que nos
acercramos ms a las bendiciones de la eternidad al hacer posible la construccin
de templos pequeos alrededor del mundo. Debemos honrar la memoria de este gran
profeta al seguir al Seor y asistir al templo con ms regularidad.
I remember meeting him in Geneva, Swit. in about 1974 while on my mission.
During a break in meetings he came out of the chapel to visit with the
missionaries. He asked us how we were enjoying our work. He made the comment
as to how much he wished he could join us nearly to tears in bearing testimony
to the truthfulness of the Restoration. He truly missed being able share the
Gospel like the regular missionaries. He was a man that left me feeling that
what I was doing was for the Lord. I look forward to seeing him again.
President Hinckley, you will be missed. You always had an amazing way with
Thanks President Hinckley for your dedication to spreading the word of God to
all of us. I will forever remember many of the talks you have given and
especially the feelings I have felt as I have listened to the word of God from
God Bless the Hinckley family. I'm sure he and Marjorie will be happy together
This is an opportunity for the world to celebrate the life of President Hinkley.
My family and I have been blessed by his counsel. I wish we could attend and I
hope it will be televised.
Wish we could be there to experience this, but we will just have to see it all
I look forward to the words of the funeral service. Today I was just thinking
about how grateful I am for Presiden't Hinckley's life. What a grand legacy he
left. I hope it inspires all of us to make something great out of our lives.
It's up to us.
Thank You for the information....I can't wait to attend and show my respects for
a GREAT MAN OF GOD!OFA ATU OUR DEAR PROPHET
His is a life worth remembering. I'll be watching.
I can't believe it happened! I know we'll all miss our prophet so much...
President Hinckley was a great inspiration to me personally from childhood when
I played the piano for him as a 13-yr. old in the home of Robert Cundick, former
organist. He said I had been 'kissed by the Lord' -- indicated by way of an odd
kiss-like birthmark I've lifelong worn on my forehead and which has always set
me apart. The touching remarks & heart-warming encouragement he sent me off with
have remained uplifting in musical and life-in-general pursuits. Truly, he was a
great man. News of his death shocked me last night and moved me to compose a
piece by the above title in his memory. Anonymous, age 21
Wow, that means people from all over the world will be in Utah this weekend.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of our beloved prophet - although,
now he is with his sweetheart and the sun will always shine - he was a true
leader and an example of humility -
President Hinckley was a man endowed with talents and skills that blessed the
lives of millions. He practiced what he preached. He will be missed.
it is so sad tht he died. =( he'd been the only prophet i knew. :,( it'll be
weird having thomas Monson as the new prophet!!
Que Dios te toma en sus brazos para siempre. El mundo se ha cambiado por tu
trabajo Presidente Hinckly. Espero el dia en que podemos estar juntos una vez
God Bless President Hinckley