To the entire Faust family, we love you and pray for you. The passing of Elder
James E. Faust has been felt deeply by so many--an evidence of the great love he
had for all of God's children. We were blessed in 1979 to go to mainland China
to represent the LDS Church and BYU through a special music tour as the BYU
Young Ambassadors. Elder Faust and his sweet wife Ruth accompanied us on that
tour. It was truly a blessing to have them there. Ruth, we grew to love you and
Elder Faust in a very short time. We prayed together, recieved spiritual
guidance and worked hard to hopefully make a difference through the Spirit. I
will never forget that wonderful experience. Yes, we mourn the loss of our
brother and special witness of Jesus Christ. We take comfort in how he blessed
our lives and inspired so many to be like Jesus Christ. May our Heavenly
Father's choicest blessings be with you and the family to give you comfort and
peace. We love you and pray for you.
My family & I offer our deepest sympathies to Sister Faust & her famil. Their
comfort is in knowing the love for his Savior & his heavenly father that Pres.
Faust had. It is very appropriate that the August Ensign would carry a final
message from him. We greatly appreciated Pres. Fausts comments during the last
general conference regarding forgiveness in times of tragedy or painful
surroundings. God Bless the immediate & extended family of Pres. Faust
Several years ago I wrote the following on the front page of a
little homemade book and gave it away to about 100 people, I have continued
using mine trying to do a good deed everyday,doing so has definitely brought me
closer to the Saviour Jesus Christ, and as I do I think of President Faust and
the awesome, loving man that he was and the inspiration he gave us all. He will
be missed and remembered with a great outpouring of love....During
the 2004 Christmas Devotional, James E. Faust gave a very
memorable talk on the story of a young man wholeft home to go to
school. He lived a very impoverish life there and knewthere was no
help from his family who also were living in difficult times. The
only gift the son could give his father for Christmas, that year was
a little, Scout diary, which hada space in the corner to mark off a
good deed he had done every day. This was the gift he gave his father, a humble, little book, where for 365 days he recorded the good deed
hehad preformed every day. When thefather opened the gift he was
movedto tears as he realized his son was living his life in the way
he had triedto teach him. Do unto others as you would have them do
unto you He wastruly living the Golden Rule! I pray that you will be
touched by this littlestory and follow the example of this young man
and record a good deed every day for the New Year.Love,Sandra
He will be greatly missed. His wisdom and love will be remembered always. He
was a man that when you heard him speak, or just saw his presence you felt the
spirit telling you this Gospel is True. My heart goes out to the family that
are left here as it is not easy having a loved one leave us. God Bless
My prayers are with President Faust's family. I know that each one will miss him
in there own way,but just think of all the wonderful things that he did while he
was here on this earth and think of the wonderful things he is still doing. I
have always enjoyed listening to his talks. Again my prayers are with the
family and also with President Hinkley at this time.Judy ByrdLamar,Ms.
My heart is saddened by the loss of a great and noble servant of the Lord Jesus
Christ. President Faust served faithfully and left a legacy for all from which
to learn and to emulate in our individual lives. I too thought his conference
talk on forgiveness was a true masterpiece, and I will never forget it. I
reflect often on his message and try to implement that kind of Charity in my
life daily. The members of the church have lost a cherished friend in our
Beloved President Faust. I pray that the family of President Faust will be
comforted by the out pouring of so much love
President Fausts Love was felt stongly in every conference talk and message in
the ensign. My family has been touched and life enriched by the example and
clear directions given. We will miss him and look forward to meeting him
again.Kia kaha (Be strong)Love the Hall Family
I've always remembered President Hinckley counselors by connecting their first
letters President Monson and President Faust with the first letter in mother and
father. I don't know what I will do now. We have lost a great "father" in the
leadership of our church with the passing of President Faust. I will miss his
counsel, his voice, his face, and the spirit he brought to General Conference.
May my family and myself continue to read and follow the guidance that he
blessed us with during his life. May the Lord bless Sister Faust and his family
at this time. We will all miss him.
I to add my profound and humble gratitude for this humble servant of
God...indeed an emmisary for the Lord Jesus Christ over a life time of righteous
work. As he took his seat along side President Hinckley I have watched him add
his unique gifts and leadership in his role as a counsellor. I hugered to read
his addresses and c ouncil which akways was when I needed it the most, I
observed his mobility had lessened but he never shirked his assignments. There
was a beautifufl simple testimony which went deep into my soul, and many a time
tears would unashamedly course down my face...Another healing was taking place
in my heart.How I love this great man and his untiring efforts to be
the servant at all times...To his beloved wife Ruth and their children and
families, my husband and I and our families say farewell. and with gratirude
express our love for him who has made our lives richer.I am sending
this small letter of appreciation from New Zealand. We live in a small place in
the Far North of the Borth Island called KAITAIAElder Leslie and
Sister Krishna Mckay
President Faust's was a great leader and and his teachings were marvoulous.He
was a great example to the world.He is with our Heavenly Father.
PRESIDENT FAUST WAS A FORRUNNER FOR OUR RELEGION HE ALWAYS GAVE GOOD SOUND
COUNCEL.PRES. FAUST WAS AVERY IMPRESSIVE SPEAKER. IAM A CONVERT WHO LEARDNED
ALOT FROM HEARING HIM SPEAK AND TEACH. MY LOVE GOES TO THE FAMILY. HE WAS IS A
GREAT EXAMPLE TO ME!
We had the blessing and privilege to have Pres Faust visit us in Scotland just a
few years ago. We viewed and marvelled at his deep humility as he shared his
experiences when called as an apostle and of his towering testimony as he
battled the adversary. He spoke of the love for his sons as they administered
to him. I have come to love this man and have so appreciated his service. Who
will soon forget his last talk at Gen Conf on Forgiveness and the example of the
Amish people. The other-side of the veil have received a spiritual dynamo.
We were so saddened at the news of the passing away of the LORD'S annointig
servant,but we remain joyful in the knowledge that we will see once again.The
saints of Ibadan Nigeria District mourn the passing away of a noble soul.
it is with great tenderness that, from our little island of Raiatea, French
Polynesia, we extend our love and compassion to the Faust great family. we loved
President Faust very much for his deep and thorough spirituality as shown in his
many conference addresses and the writings we have been able to read.
When we first heard of our beloved Brother Faust's passing we were both saddened
and felt a sense of joy at the recurring pattern of life's great cycle. It is
comforting to see great leaders live what they believe and help us to do the
same simply by doing what they do. A gentle giant has been silenced for this
mortal time, but I have no doubt that his voice will ring out strong and clear
for us to hear again. It is our prayer that his family will know peace during
this painful time of loss and separation. It is but for a season, then will all
things be made whole again. We love President Faust and look forward to being
led and taught by him again.
When i learned of his departure from mortailty, i felt a very sharp spirit
passed upon my being, and i quicky thougt, oh this is the man who has prohpesied
and dedicated our country for the preaching of the Gospel. And i have always
taken comfort in his words, for they are being fulfilled every whit, those
higlighted promised blessing to the saints of this Uganda as a nation. Who could
have thought that our people would go to the temple in large numbers! Now its
happening, and is becoming a rutine. We will see him someday, and the power of
the words of Jacob a Book of Mormon prophet be fulfilled, " For as death hath
passed upon all men, to fulfill the merciful plan of the great Creator,there
must needs be a power of ressurection, ....." We thank the Lord for him,
"Remember O Lord, the presidents, even all the preisdents of thy Church that thy
right hand may exalt them, with all thier families, and their immidate
connections, that thir names may be perpetuated and had in everlasting
remembrance from generation to generation."
pocas personas he conosido en mi vida como el presidente faust,tubimos en
nuestra casa a uno de sus nitos cuando estuvo en la mision en honduras y podimos
ver el gran ejemplo que el les dio en toda su vida
Pres. Faust has beeen agreat man like all the several others our heavenly father
has called in this Despensation .Am so thankful for his sincere services helping
to put forward the purpose of God..."to bring to pass the eternal life of man
kind".May his soul rest in peace. Ssonko Ronald Raza East africa,Uganda..kampala Dis.Mengo branch
Elder Faust is a wonderful man who enjoyed making other people fee wonderful and
special. His circle of friends and ascoiates only added to his spirituality.
He was really blessed with a great wife. Ruth is also a great lady and family
teacher. We will all miss your guidance and direction bro. Faust. God speed in
what is accomplished from here on. In your present position please help us with
To The Faust Family,I was indeed touched by his talks at General
Conference and you can always tell that he was truely a servant of our Father in
Heaven. We have all been blessed by his service especially the last 12 years.
President Faust will be greatly missed. I LOVE you President Faust. Now it is up
to the rest of us here to make sure that we keep trying to make our life
better.Love Arven D. Hansen - Elmo, UT
What a blessing this huge giant was to us. As they say here in Texas, his heart
truly was as big as Texas. I agree with the comment from the Missionary that he
reached all ages. What a greatness he had to reach the youth. Recently, as I
searched lds.org on a certain topic, three articles came up and he was the
author of all three. Love and prayers to his sweet family from Texas.
We will miss a great and honorable man, a servant of the Lord, President James
E. Faust. Our prayers of comfort and peace to Sis. Ruth Faust and family.
I marvel that such as I could have the blessing of knowing such as President
Faust, and that I could have the privilege of having his name cross my lips in
prayer. His wife, Ruth, spoke by telecast at a recent stake conference, and the
word that came my mind was "comfort".
I had the privilege of becoming personally acquainted with Elder Faust in
1976-77 while serving in the Argentina Rosario Mission. He inspired us with his
testimony and messages on missionary work. He was a close friend of our Mission
President, Angel Miguel Fernandez, and comforted Presidente Fernandez following
the loss of Hermana Fernandez. The jazzy scooter is no longer needed by
President Faust, on the other side of the Veil. I pray for the comfort of the
Faust Family in their loss.Elder D. Keith Nay
Elder Faust was a great man with powerful teachings. He definitely made my life
better. I think of some of the things he taught over and over and have for many
years. I only wish I could have known him personally.
My father was so moved by the service that he was able to attend at his home in
Wyoming. At age 90 he now seems to understand much better that we can all be
forgiven, even over and over again. I'm also so impressed with these beautiful
messages from others that show how one person can be such a precious gift to
others. I will miss President Faust.
My condolences go out to President Faust and his family. He was a truly man of
honor who had a burning testimony of righteousness. He will continue his
ministry in the spirit world and I am sure there are many people rejoicing. I
know that President Faust was truly a man of God and will forever be missed.
God be with us till we meet again!
President Faust-You will long be missed in my heart. Your words,
actions, and life were an inspiration to me. I hope I can someday be the kind of
political leader you were- humble, loving, caring for the less fortunate, and
soft-spoken. I true Democrat.My heart is with your family.
I have only been a member for eighteen months, but I instantly loved that man
when I heard his voice for the first time in April 2006 General Conference. I
knew just as strongly that he was a man of God and a devout servant of the Lord.
I know that as much as I know that President Hinckley is a prophet of God. I
shall keep those closest to President Faust in my prayers. I know that he is
home.Sincere Condolences,Kristyn L DodgeRedmond Oregon
President Faust will continue to live in my heart through his wonderful messages
available to me. I don't think I will ever think of forgiveness without
remembering his Conference address on that subject. He truly was a man for the
ages. May the peace which passeth all understanding be with his loved ones. He
was such a kind, gentle, caring person and I am better for having known him. I
thank my Heavenly Father for such a man in my life.
I love Pres. Faust. He taught me to enjoy my family and look for the gospel in
the everyday things of my life. I hope I will be worthy to meet him in the next
What a great example for every LDS member.... and his word will last forever
through his important messages and will always be in our hearts! We love you &
we love your family even when we have never meet them. Just remember, this
separation is just temporarily! after that you'll be together and never will get
separated again.Familia Werve-MaciasGreetings from Honduras
I was so touched and uplifted by the service yesterday, I am glad I made the
effort to go to the Stake Center to watch it. I would love to know how to get a
copy of Pres. Fausts song, This is The Christ, I really enjoyed that.
I watched Elder Faust carefully during the last conference and noted to my wife
that I felt that he did not have long to dwell with us. I am sorry that I was
right about that, and our house will miss him greatly. His example is one of
integrity and truth...he always spoke the truth. Warmest regards to Sister Faust
and the Faust family. Now without mortal retraints and confinements he will
continue on with his mission in the eternities.
A great man and leader. He will be missed. Warm wishes to the family.
Dear Faust family:We appreciated the spirit President James Faust
brought to my Uncle Parley's funeral. He certainly brought the spirit of caring
with him. His kind words comforted my father and the rest of us immensely as he
spoke of Parley's last days with his family and the valiant contributions of his
life in 2003. We hope that the Lord will send the comforting spirit of the Holy
Ghost to help you in this time of need. Through the days that you miss him the
most, that you will remember the wonderful legacy he and your mother have left
for your family. We will remember him for all the Conference talks he gave,
especially the last one on "Forgiveness"and the story "He took my licking for
me" He was a man that practiced what he preached, that is so unusual in this
world today among attorneys. Edward and Cheryl Staley
When our parents moved their family of five children to Utah, we landed in
Cottonwood Stake where our Stake President was President Faust. I don't know
how he did it but he seemed to know each of the youth by name, and when he spoke
at the pulpit, it was as if he was all too often speaking directly at me. Today
his presentations continue to remain a favorite our family and grandchildren.
It will be difficult to fill the void left by his passing. May the Lord
continue to strengthen those friends and family left behind.
ase 2 semanas ricivi mi liahona y empese a leer el mensaje del presidente faust
en primera pagina sean todos bienvenidos que bonito menseje yeno de saviduria y
ensenansa lo boy a recordar no solo por ser el segundo consejero de la primera
presidencia sino por todo lo que iso en la tierra y como un siervo y testigo
especial de mi senor jesucristo nuestro salvador y redentorRicardo
Rosas Gutierrezlos angeles california
I know all the angles weep for out loss as welcome another son home.
While I have been inactive in church for quite some time, in part due to
circumstances, while also taking responsibility for the other part I felt drawn
to watch his funeral yesterday on BYUTV. I have been struggling in my own
personal life of late, and very recently began the long process towards being an
active member again like reading my scriptures and daily prayer. After watching
the replay of the talk that President Faust gave at the April conference on the
Conference Report following the funeral it really resonated within me. The
power of forgiveness is great, I have always had a testimony of that. But, like
many I can fall back to old patters and let hurts build until they just overtake
me. It was nice to get that reminder to forgive yesterday. It allowed me to
release some serious longstanding pain, and gave me a wonderful sense of peace.
I woke up happier this morning than I have felt in a long time. I know the
Savior lives, and works miracles. To President Faust's family, thank you for
your loving support of him as his did his marvelous work of God.Ann
Marie Curlingamcurling@blodgettech.comCadiz, KY
I shall never forget how an exhausted Tabernacle Choir came to attention when
President Faust paraphrased Helaman 10: 4-5 in pronouncing an Apostalic Blessing
upon the Choir during our Sacrament Meeting on the shore of the Sea of Galalee
during our tour to Israel at the end of 1992. It was a beautiful and touching
experience which bound President Faust to our hearts forever.
Elder Faust has always been a strength and an example to me of strength and
righteous committment to Christ and His True Gospel. I am thankful to him and
all of our leaders, who have dedicated theirlives to us and the Lord's
Church. Thank you tothose, who sacrificed time with him to share him with
the world. He has truly touched my life.Sincerely,Shelley
Heer Moser :)
President Faust's Legacy of Love and compassion lives on in the lives of his
family. We send our best wishes and condolences to those he leaves behind. We
will miss his great insigt and example.
Thanks President Faust. You are a wonderful example of what a man of God should
be. My life is better for having known you.
What an example of a life well-lived. A man who choose to serve and love those
around him and to do all he could to follow the Lord Jesus Christ. His passing
is a sorrow to all of us who will miss his wisdom, compassion, and example, but
is sweet for him and the legacy he left will be a comfort to his dear family.
We learned of President Faust's passing while in hospital after my wife lost her
unborn baby of eleven weeks. She always mentions how President Faust's
discourses and Christlike, quite and loving manner as well as the tender
feelings expressed when addressing the members at conference made of him a
special General Authority for her. Thank you for your teachings and example of
meekness and consacration. He surely has gone to join all the noble and great
ones that went before before him beyond the veil.
Sister Faust was my late grandmother's visiting teacher. The Fausts also came
to my grandparent's 50th. We appreciate their graciousness and friendship. I
have noticed that general authorities are the friendliest, best-humored,
unrushed people I've ever met, yet they are the busiest people on earth.
President Faust was no exception. The closing hymn was so appropriate and I
didn't know that Pres. Faust wrote the hymn until yesterday. We'll miss him.
On behalf of the family of President James E. Faust I wish to thank each of you
for your comments of love and support. They have meant a great deal to us during
this difficult period.Faithfully yours,Marcus G. Faust
President Faust's funeral service, during which President Hinckley presided was
not a military ceremony. And it would have been a notable breach of etiquette
and protocol to place floral arrangements from all those who loved him on to of
the Stars and Stripes. It was reported that his casket was draped by the
American flag, presumably after the floral arrangements had been set aside, as
it approached his grave.
I will always be grateful for the particular comfort, love and insight Pres.
Faust offered everytime he spoke. A great man and a great personal example.
A noble servant, teacher and leader who will be missed. However, this man of
faith can now join other Prophets, Seers, and Revelators and faithful Saints to
continue his ministry in the Spirit World. We pray that the Lord will
comfort Pres. Faust's spouse and family.
Jack Haycock -- perhaps you should go back and read the article again. You'll
find the flag was properly honored along with President Faust.
Although is earthly voice is silenced.That voice still lives in our
hearts.It's a reminder of what a joy it was to hear a true servant of Jesus
Christ.He will be missed.
We were saddened to hear of President Faust's passing. Our prayers are with his
family and our dear prophet at this time. President Faust was such a marvelous
man. He was greatly loved and will be missed.
He was and still is a great man.
Not to detract from the wonderful service and life of Pres. Faust, but I noticed
that his coffin was not draped with the USA flag, a usual custom for a WWII
veteran like himself. I did notice off to the side, a small folded flag in a
flag case. Frankly I have never known a WWII veteran that did not chose to have
the USA flag draped over his coffin. I just thought that was a little strange.
Enter commentI love him very much!!!He is the best for me...I Miss him a
lot...He sooo very cute to me!!With love Isabel from:Brazil.
I loved and appreciated and admired President Faust. He was full of charity and
love...a perfect Saint and Prophet of God. I treasure our friendship and pray
for his dear family. May all of us follow his great example as he perfectly
followed our Savior Jesus Christ. Elder Ed J PinegarNY
Beautiful service. The Saints in Canada continue to mourn the loss of a beloved
servant. May the Lord's love continue to strengthen those who mourn and our
We were touched and saddened by the passing of our beloved leader. The funeral
service was a tender expression of love and grief shared by the whole church.
Our love and prayers are with his family, his associates and our beloved
prophet. What a great example of true Christian leadership!