This week’s Mormon Mentions are all tributes to the life and ministry of President Thomas S. Monson, the 16th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who passed away last week at the age of 90.
Marie Osmond’s tribute to President Monson called him a personal friend who helped her gain “a clearer vision of heavenly family reunions in the life hereafter.” He supported her at her parents' and son’s funeral services. She also reflected on an experience when President Monson came down to Provo, Utah, to give her mother a blessing. He said he was simply following the Lord’s list of priorities that day.
“President Monson taught me then the importance of always carrying a little notebook in my purse or pocket. He said, ‘When the Spirit speaks, write it down immediately.’ At the end of the day, make sure you do God’s List first before you check off your own list of ‘To do’s.’’
The Lux Singers posted a video singing “We Ever Pray for Thee” in honor of the prophet.
“We mourn with members of the LDS faith around the world at the passing of President Thomas Monson,” they wrote on their Facebook page. “His was a life of service and compassion, which will continue to be an inspiration to all who have affiliated with him.”
Al Fox Carraway, who joined the church during the time that President Monson served as prophet, shared what the knowledge of a living prophet has meant to her personally.1 comment on this story
The New York Times obituary of President Monson caused quite a stir on social media earlier this week. University of Utah Ph.D. student Joseph Stuart rounded up obituaries for previous prophets.
Elders Henry B. Eyring, Neil L. Andersen, Ronald A. Rasband and Dale G. Renlund, all of whom served with President Monson, each shared personal tributes on Facebook.
Mormon Channel published a video looking back at the life and service of President Monson.
“He was a member of the church everyone could relate to,” President Uchtdorf said. “They all felt that he was their friend.”