Pres. Hinckley dedicated his life to church

Since his mission, he spent just a year not working for church

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  • Vikki,Uxbridge,On
    Feb. 18, 2008 11:04 a.m.

    Pres.Hickley was the best president that ran the church for so many years.And was good at.All the best to Pres.Monson

  • Rose, San Diego CA
    Feb. 3, 2008 10:22 p.m.

    President Hinckley is truly a Prophet of the Lord. Surely we will missed him and I pray for his family. I loved all his teachings and the sense of humor he shared to us. The love and humbleness he show for all the youth and children around the world will be forever in our heart; his an optimist person that never complain of his works with anyone.

    Watching the funeral service lived yesterday tears just flow into my eyes, I just can't stop crying.

  • Hongjoe Yang
    Jan. 31, 2008 7:41 a.m.

    힝클리 회장님.
    다음 연차대회에서도 당신의 사랑의 권고와 인도를 또한 유머를 들을수 있을까 했는데 무척 아쉽습니다. 회장님의 지난 영적인 말씀들은 저의 생애동안 되새겨질것 같습니다. 힝클리 회장님 사랑하고 존경합니다. 편히 쉬시길 빕니다.

  • Debbie Piepgrass - Honolulu, HI
    Jan. 29, 2008 11:05 p.m.

    You were and are a true prophet of God ,as called by the Lord in these latter days with the keys of the kingdom passed down through Joseph Smith Jr. and his successors through Peter, James and John and John the Baptist.

    With your publicity skills honed by many years of service at the highest levels, you took the original Church of Jesus Christ restored in these latter days of the world public in an unprecedented way.

    We laughed with you as you got, I swear, ever funnier, through the years. But what are we to do about aging without a sense of humor? You were finely honed as both a servant of the Lord while bringing your spirit and wit with equal ease inside and outside the Church.

    You have been a great boon to the missionaries because of this. You were an every man for everybody. You went from freckle haired and bashful boy to a hilarious and spiritual, hard working, down-to-earth dynamo who left us in the dust while temples dotted the earth.

    How did you ever carry the load for so long?

    You were asked to carry a cane, and you, well, carried it 'till 97!

  • Kirsten W.--Brentwood, CA
    Jan. 29, 2008 8:23 p.m.

    You were born to be a prophet for this time. Everything in your life pointed to it. I will miss your warmth, humor, and optimism. God's blessings to you and your family. Thank you for your testimony that will continue to survive because of the technology that you so wonderfully used to the advantage of the church. I feel blessed to have been in the same room with you this past summer and that my children also got to see a prophet of God.

  • Kyoni & Helene
    Jan. 29, 2008 12:53 a.m.

    We still loving you President Gordon. You still inspiring our family. You were great, you still being great, you wiil be great before our heavenly Father. Our Lord Jesus-Christ will be happy to rieceve you.Joseph Smith will be happy to see you.All prothets will be happy to have you as a prothet for this last time. You are great.

  • famille Cousineau-Pelletier
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:26 p.m.

    Nous sommes trs tristes que notre cher Prsident Hinckley bien-aim ne soit plus... Il tait un homme bon et aim de millions de personnes, et le monde a subi une grande perte...
    We are very sad that our beloved President Hinckley left us... He was a good man, loved by millions of people and the world lost much with his death...
    Nous sommes tristes qu'il soit parti, mais heureux qu'il rejoigne sa femme et notre Pre Cleste...
    We are sad he left us but happy he is with his wife and our Heavenly Father...
    Guillaume 11 ans
    Il a men une bonne vie sur la terre, maintenant il a droit un repos ternel...
    He had a good life on earth, now he deserves an eternal rest in heaven...
    Jrmie 13 ans
    famille Cousineau-Pelletier, paroisse de Mascouche, pieu de Montral, Qubec, Canada

  • Harold Bishop
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:08 p.m.

    President Hinckley will always live in our hearts. The first living Prophet we know that give us instructions from our Heavenly Father. We love you very much and will love the next one too. Thanks.
    Bro Bishop.

  • Dennis Niu
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:31 p.m.

    Sis Hinckley will be so pleased.

    I saw him in Auckland, New Zealand and i waved to him amongst the thousands who gathered,My tears flowed and my heart was swollen with joy.

    Hosanna,Hosanna Israel is calling.

  • Drew Jensen
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:59 p.m.

    Our beloved Prophet & President is no longer physically with us here on earth, but he still is with us spiritually. And all we have to do when we
    need his guidance and spirit is read the many articles in past Ensigns & other church perodicals,
    watch video's & dvd's from past General Conferences.

    He was and still is a very special man.
    He has finished his work here on earth, Heavenly Father, and his dear wife , Marjorie, needed him there.

    I also will miss seeing & listening to him in General Conference & and other church broadcasts.

    My prayers are with his family here on earth , both his immediate family and his broad church family.

    Thank you Pres Hinkley,

    Drew Jensen

  • Mark Kimball Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:26 p.m.

    Tears of joy for him and sadness for us fell as we learned of our beloved Prophet's passing. We are so grateful to have known him loved him. May his family be blessed. We are so gratfeul to know, with no reservations that, families can be forever.

  • Cindy Dowdy
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:21 p.m.

    What a blessed day it is in the Heaven's as "Thy good and faithful servant" has returned home to his maker. Oh how I will miss his profounding inspirational words of wisdom. President Hinckley one who will never be forgotten, for He made a difference in the lives of all he came in contact with. One always knew He was in the service of fellow beings and most graciously His Lord. How blessed we were to have met and known such a Valiant servant of our Heavenly Father. May the Lord bless the family of President Hinckley until that blessed day when we all meet again at the Savior's feet.

  • Walter Paiz
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:11 p.m.

    President Hinckley is a perfect example to faith and charity and principally a great effect in my life. Part of my new life in the church is for the testimony of president Hinckley, now I'm sad, but happy at the same time because I know he is with my Heavenly Father waiting for all the members to perseverate to be together in the first resurrection, this is my testimony. Thanks

  • Joanne = Tucson, AZ
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:10 p.m.

    I will miss Pres Hinckley very much, but I know he is where he is suppose to be. I loved him very much and will always remember the "B's" he developed. My prayers are with his family at this time. What a valiant prophet and servant to Heavenly Father as with everyone. He served only to bring glory to the Savior and to God. He is with his beloved wife, Marjorie and the rest of his family as well with past Prophets.

  • Agnes Anderson
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:30 p.m.

    Word cannot describe how sad I feel that I will no longer be able to hear his counsel in the next General Conference this year. however, I will always be grateful to have had such a wonderful living Prophet in our time, may God bless him and keep him, may God bless his family.....God be with you till we meet again.
    Thankyou for the wonderful memories you have left us,and what an example you have been to all young and old.

  • Justin Masters
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:27 p.m.

    I have been blessed to have met Pres. Hinckley and even exchanged humor with him (he easily bested me).

    Having been close to interfaith relations years ago, Pres. Hinckley did MUCH to bring the church and its members out of obscurity, and also challenged its members to do good continually in service to our fellow man. His efforts will continue to be a springboard for us as an example of Christ-like service, looking for the positive in all around us, and making the world a better place.

    I will miss you, dear prophet
    -For your candor and wit in your message of the potential within each of us to excel in all that we do, and to never dwell on discouragement, but to look upwards and onwards.

    -For your humility and grace in serving tirelessly and without complaint, even when the weight of the presidency rested upon you during previous leaders' infirmities.

    -For bringing temples and the related blessings so much closer to the saints.

    -For bringing the blessings of the gospel to greater light in the world.

    You leave behind a legacy of hope and love... for us to carry on. Thank you... for so many things.

  • Bishop Lonnie C. Kyser
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:19 p.m.

    President Hinckley is a man who Loves Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ more than anything else. You felt that love and devotion whenever he spoke. You were lifted by his faith, humor, and eternal optimism. I llok forward to the day when we will all meet again in that great heavenly home. I testify to the world that Gordon B. Hinckley is a beloved prophet of God and will be loved forever by the people whose lives he touched. May we each be blessed to carry on with this great work and faithfully serve as we have seen our beloved prophet serve. As I have loved you love one another. Remember everyone can make a difference.

  • Jose Antonnio Flores Saavedra
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:51 p.m.

    Me ha causado profunda tristeza, el fallecimiento del profeta vidente y revelador de nuetro Salvador Jesucristo, el presidente Hinckley. Sin duda recibir su galardon y coronas de gloria sobre su cabeza por sevir con humildad y mansedumbre. Dios le bendiga y a sus familiares que les sobrviven.

  • Elder CJ Peterson
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:34 p.m.

    The world will mourn the passing of it's Prophet Seer and Revelator. I loved that man.

  • Andrea Pay
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:14 p.m.

    I will miss him. He was a great man, He truly loved the lord with all his heart. I am grateful that I will see him and the rest of the church leaders some day

  • Sebastian Zwirner
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:03 p.m.

    i love pdt. Hinckley! I hope the best for him and his family! I hope to see him soon!

  • Chuck Granite Falls Washington
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:57 a.m.

    I am sadend by the death of President Gordon Hinckley.Like all Saints around the World,he will be missed.We all will be sadent for a time,but the next President will come along and we as good Saints will follow him to no end.Gordon Hinckley will not be forgotten but will be in our minds for the rest of our lives. He will be know for his Temple Work and the new Family History program. A man of God. A great Man and Saint. A man of God.Great speaker,leader.A Humanitalian but most of all, A Prophet of God.

  • Nick Cuddy (UK)
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:26 a.m.

    I just want to pay my respect to President Hinckley he was a chosen spirit and one who served with all his love with everyone. We will all miss him dearly.

  • Keith Berry- West Bridgewater MA
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:19 a.m.

    We shall mourn and comfort those who mourn, but rejoice in the knowledge that he Lives. As with Profits of old, he has served the Lord well.

    Enos 1: 26
    26 And I saw that I must soon go down to my grave, having been wrought upon by the power of God that I must preach and prophesy unto this people, and declare the word according to the truth which is in Christ. And I have declared it in all my days, and have rejoiced in it above that of the world.

  • Scott Shepherd
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:11 a.m.

    What a great man! I am deeply touched by his life of service. I hope his life can be an inspiration to others to dedicate their lives in the service of God. I mourn his death, and my thoughts are towards his family that they may find comfort. I know that he was God's prophet on the earth and that he had personal communications with our Lord, Jesus he is back home in the presence of his dear wife and friends that passed on before him. He is in the presence of his friend and master, Jesus Christ. I am sure that Jesus will say to him: "Well done, thou good and faithful servant." There is no doubt in my mind, and I am sure that the world could agree with me that Jesus will say it to this great man: "Well done, my servant, Gordon!" I love President Hinckley. He will be greatly missed and I hope to meet him someday after I die. May we all think on his example and hope to be with him in the realms above. Make the choice today to repent and serve God with all your whole soul!

  • Larry Kerby
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:57 a.m.

    I am most grateful the Lord allowed him to be with us so long. I have learned so much about the Kingdom Of God from him. He will be joyously received on the other side by his lovely wife and all the great ones of the Kingdom. He is truly one of the greatest prophets that ever lived.

  • mel
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:50 a.m.

    No one can augue that this man did not live a life of service. He loved everyone and that love reflected in everything he did. I am sad for his family but happy for his sweet wife. My belief is that they are together today - what a reunion!!

    Jan. 28, 2008 10:48 a.m.

    I will miss President Hinkley for all that he has done in spreading the Gospel thru out the world. With helping to buildlng the temples as they are spotted thruout the world. I am gratful for all that he has done for the Church Of Latter Day Saints.

  • D. Branch
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:39 a.m.

    That which best defines President Hinckley can be shown during the time, due to the illness of the rest of the First Presidency, he literally had to take command of the Church. Not once did he ascribe that honor to himself although he had to assume the responsibility. During that period his attitude reminded me of the attitude of John the Baptists when the Savior began his ministry.

  • Sydney California
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:36 a.m.

    "We Thank Thee Of God For a Prophet, to guide us in these latter-days." President Hinckley lived the pure love of Christ. What a valiant prophet to serve so diligently! He served only to bring glory to the Savior and to God, never to himself, exemplifying love for everyone. What joy, the knowledge of the plan of salvation, and that he resides in Heaven, with his beloved wife, Marjorie, probably still working on the behalf of others. What a triumphant overcoming of the world! God bless his family as they will miss him more than the rest. Bright hope he gave, much loved he shared.

  • Michael Scrimsher - Burbank WA
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:27 a.m.

    While his death was inevitable, I will greatly miss his wit and candor, his unsurpassed speaking ability and his tremendous leadership and vision.

    I had the opportunity to meet him when he dedicated our Columbia River Temple in 2001 - it was like looking into eternity to shake his hand and look him in the eyes.

    What a great reunion he is now having with his beloved wife and others.

  • Sandy - Salt Lake
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:26 a.m.

    Thank you President Hinkley for you love and faithfulness and the Christlike example you have always been, God be with you until we meet again.

  • Geri - Whittier ,Ca
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:16 a.m.

    Just think he's up there shaking hands and giving hugs to Joseph Smith and all the rest that were before him with his beloved wife Marjorie. Heaven SHINES BRIGHTER TODAY.

  • Valerie S
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:57 a.m.

    I am so sad to think that we will never see President Hinkley at General Conference again. I always looked forward to seeing him and the warm feeling I always had seeing him and hearing him speak. He was a great man who was greatly loved by members of the Church. I am so happy for him that he is now reunited with Sister Hinkley, his parents and friends like President Faust. My heart goes out to his family and know that they will miss him. God bless them. We love you President Hinley.

  • Martin Miller - West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:28 a.m.

    My heart has been heavy since I heard the news last night. Although it was not unexpected, it still makes me very sad to think he is actually gone. I will miss his leadership and example greatly. Every time I am tempted to dwell on my own selfish pursuits I will think of him and how he dedicated his ENTIRE life to the service of God and others.

    Farewell President Hinckley. Enjoy your eternal reward now with your beloved wife.

  • Martin Johnson
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:58 a.m.

    I have no memory of General conference without President Hinckley conducting, and I was born in 1976. I loved the man, and was honored to meet him in person (He was very normal, albeit shorter than I expected)

    He will never be forgotten, of that I am sure. We now enter a new era in the church, and I support President Monson, but my heart aches for I miss President Hinckley already.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:29 a.m.

    President Hinckley is a true Prophet of God..who will be missed and forever loved . He was a man whom you felt the spirit every time he spoke, saw the love in his eyes..was a true man of Charity and love for everyone..He will surely be missed. He has inspired many people to have a pure change of Heart..A great appreciation for a loving Man..You will be missed, But the understanding of being with our families forever comforts me, and know that we will one day see your loving face again..
    God Bless ..Till we meet again..

  • David Dodds
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:11 a.m.

    We love President Hinckley. Though I never personally met him, I felt as if I were close to him. He is a great man, and I wish everyone could have known him. Surely the world is a better place because of his diligent work, his love for all people, his wit and humor, his example, and his faithfulness in leading the Church. God bless him and his family.

  • Steven Teng
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:03 a.m.

    President Hinckley was and always will be a prophet of God. Though I have a chance to meet him face to face ,I truely know the work he does is God's work on earth.My family are so grateful for all he has done, and now he sits at the right hand side of God.

    I pray that God will bless the new president and prophet.

  • Leon Mason
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:22 a.m.

    President Hinckley was and is a prophet of God. He has gone to his new assignment and to be with his dear wife. I love them both. I am humbled by his greatness and godliness. I will miss him very very much. He has inspired me to be and do better. His legacy cannot be measured by man, it is greater than man's wisdom and understanding.

    May the Lord bless the new president and prophet.

  • jackie
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:05 a.m.

    Good morning
    I would like to appeal to all those out there who visit this site with a less than positive attitute.
    Please, Not here, Not today!
    President Hinckley is a man who is loved and revered by millions of people and whether or not you share those feelings he was none the less a great humanitarian who served tirelessly. His spiritual gentle, humorous nature should not be marred by those with and agenda. If you need a platform do it elsewhere, please.
    President Hinckley, I will miss you, God be with you , till we meet again.

  • Brittany Tomlinson
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:40 a.m.

    I feel calm at the moment, like the spirit is calming me. I am sad that we could not have him longer, but I am happy that he is now with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I am thankful for all of his works and services. I'll pray for peace for his family and guidance for the leaders of our church. I know that the Lord would not have had it any other way. This is his plan and I shall accept it and follow it faithfully. I know that the Lord has blessed him and his family.

  • A Floridian
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:29 a.m.

    Us members in Florida are deeply saddened at President Hinkley's passing. His optimistic and humorous interviews made living as a mormon a lighter burden in the missionfield as people started feeling more kindly toward the church because of him. We felt his love clear across the United States and will miss him dearly. We pray for his family.

  • alex smith
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:43 a.m.

    I am sad at His passing but know that He will be together with His Dear Marjorie.He is a great Man and I am grateful for what He has done for me and my family and for the people of the world.God bless Him

  • LDS
    Jan. 27, 2008 10:43 p.m.

    God bless Gordon B. Hinckley.

  • Melissa
    Jan. 27, 2008 9:55 p.m.

    President Hinckley is a wonderful example of faithful optimism. I mourn his death. He brought me closer to God and to his Son Jesus Christ. I am forever thankful for his service and love.

  • Kelly Hawkes
    Jan. 27, 2008 9:55 p.m.

    Pres. Hinckley was a great example of service; a dedicated servant of God.

  • Michelle Sager
    Jan. 27, 2008 9:46 p.m.

    What an amazing man. To dedicate your life to the service of others is by far the biggest legacy you can leave behind. Our world will forever be blessed for the loving service President Hinckley has given us.