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  • Isaiah Gasu
    April 23, 2009 5:39 p.m.

    At First, I was shocked.
    Then, I was Saddened.

    He will always still be my leader.

  • Sangeetha smarajan
    May 24, 2008 11:22 a.m.

    Its been 7 years that i joined the church. ever since my life has changed so much.i can not express the joy and peace i felt when i saw president Gordan B Hinckley for the first time in dehli his words has changed my attitude towards life and made me understand the heavenly fathers plan more clear in all thing that iam a better human being . we really miss you.

  • Amen!!!!!!!!!!
    Feb. 20, 2008 3:15 p.m.

    Oh if I could only be half the man President Gordon B. Hinkley was during his lifetime. Thank you Pres. Hinkley for all that you did for me and for all that you did for this wicked and perverse world we live in.........I am a better Husband, Father and human being beacuse of you and your example..........

  • J Percival Borja
    Feb. 3, 2008 12:14 p.m.

    Truly the mantle of exemplary leadership, wisdom, and prophethood has passed over the head of a great prophet to the one whose right it is to succeed him. President Gordon Bitner Hinckley has indeed lived, loved, and left an enduring legacy for millions yet unborn to emulate from generation to generation!

    We will always miss a great and humblest of all humankindness!

  • Marlene Terry, Idaho
    Feb. 1, 2008 6:13 p.m.

    President Hinckley was/is such an example for all of us. He was optomistic in the face of challenge and doomsdayers and was faithful to the end. How can any of us strive to do less. I can only imagine the shout of joy that went up when he walked through the veil and was met by so many he loved and who loved him. What a resume he had to take with him. Thank you President Hinckley for your life and the service you so freely gave. We love you and look forward to a glorious reunion!

    Feb. 1, 2008 11:18 a.m.


  • Nancy N from Pleasant Grove
    Jan. 31, 2008 4:02 p.m.

    I am so thankful to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father for allowing us to have with us such an insightful, loving, kind,sweet humored, thoughtful man as we found in Pres. Gordan B. Hinkley. Who showed us by his actions to never give up no matter what life throws at you.
    Thank you Pres. Hinkley for all of your time and service. Thank you Hinckley family for sharing him with all of us. His life and example will never be forgotten. We Love YOU.

  • Aqualad and Meg
    Jan. 31, 2008 1:02 p.m.

    You do not have to agree with President Hinckley, his followers or their church, but out of respect for the individual, maybe voicing your opinions should have been saved for a more appropriate venue. This is one of the problems with our society in general; there is no respect for anything and we focus only on self gratification. Have we all grown so far away from basic human compassion that we cant even acknowledge that he was a human being who has passed and morn the loss? It would have been just as easy to say nothing or better yet, not have read the article and comments. You have wasted more time reading comments and a story that neither of you obviously care about, so why, maybe to get a reaction and attention? I really do feel sorry for the two of you and the world we live in!

    God Bless you President Hinckley! Heres to a life of dedication and sacrifice that exemplifies true humanity and is greatly appreciated by many. Hope you are having a joyous reunion with your family!

    Ft. Worth, TX

  • E.Westerlund
    Jan. 30, 2008 11:20 a.m.

    It was great to have had the chance to meet you in person during our dedication of our Temple. In Orlando, what a memory that will stay with me for the rest of my life. You have spoke many good words during conference time. I'm going to miss that. My love to your Children and family at this time of departing from us to meet of Lord the Reedmer. Love and Aloha.

  • Floralyn
    Jan. 30, 2008 2:08 a.m.

    From Baguio City, Philippines: We Thank Thee, O God, For A Prophet, President Hinckley. We'll surely miss our Prophet Dear, but we rejoice - he's HOME AT LAST! His Life and Teachings touched our lives and helped us to 'endure many things' and hope to withstand more challenges to come.

  • Jonathon Edens
    Jan. 29, 2008 5:26 p.m.

    Enjoy your eternity, President Hinckley. Though not because of your own actions, however great they most certainly were, but because of the Atonement of our loving Saviour, may you find never-ending joy with your loved ones now and forever. How beautiful is the man that acknowledges the sacrifice made by our Lord Jesus Christ, and demonstrates his love for Him through the relentless pursuit to be like Him, and to help others to do the same. I am in awe at the level of your personal faith that your mortal existence so gracefully demonstrated for the rest of the world to learn from.

  • Fran J. Cazorla, MELILLA- SPAIN,
    Jan. 29, 2008 2:37 p.m.

    See you soon Dear President Hinckley.

    Fraternally, F. J. Cazorla-Granados
    Melilla, Spain (in North Africa), European Union.

  • Tyrone Curry
    Jan. 29, 2008 2:36 p.m.

    It was an honor to have been in his presence at the Sacramento Temple dedication. Our ward had BYD at my home when the phone call came.... I had to announce to 22 youth and adults that our prophet of the lord had passed. It was very sad and yet we all were assured that Gordon was being embraced by his wife once again and by Heavenly Father.
    His humor, the waving of his cane will be missed!

  • Ken Mano
    Jan. 29, 2008 1:34 p.m.

    While serving in Japan from 1958 to 1961 Pres. Hinckley toured our mission 3 times as an assistant to the twelve, one time he gave me advice, "find a good nisei girl and marry her", which I did. And when I did, I asked if he would marry us, which he did in the SL Temple. Many years later, he visited our Stake Conference in Pleasanton, CA, he leaned over to our stake president and said "I know that man". We have a nice photo of him with 5 of our 6 children (our youngest was not born yet). He certainly has been our most favorite general authority ever.

  • joel(Ghana)
    Jan. 29, 2008 1:27 p.m.

    i don't know what to say,i'm speehless,but all that i can say is that thanks President hinkley for your counsel and love towards us all especially Africa,you are truely a Prophet of God,thanks and God's keeps you till we meet in the celestial kingdom. 4rm joseph appiah yeboah(joel)-(Ghana-kumasi stake-dichemso ward)

  • Ricardo Rosas Gutierrez , LOS A
    Jan. 29, 2008 12:52 p.m.

    en la manana del lunes estava viendo las noticias y fue cuando anunciaron que nuestro querido profeta avia fayecido eso me causo mucha tristeza el ciervio como el senor queria con mucha ovediencia y amor al servicio de dios y jesucristo y del projimo supo conducir la iglesia como era devido nos deja un buen legado de ensenanzas y mensajes y consejos y ejemplo lo voy a recordar por todo eso y como lo que fue un profeta del dios viviente un profeta amoroso descanse en paz pesidente gordon bitner hinckley

  • Olisema Seiler
    Jan. 29, 2008 11:44 a.m.

    I am so greatful to know president Gordon B. Hinkley. He is a true servant of God, his lifelong service in the church but also helping those who are less fortunate, the humanitarian effort, and counsel of being prepared at all time spiritually but also temprally. I've being blessed to heard from him two weeks ago in our Stake conference through satelite as he spoke to us about marriage and be more tolerable of each other and be more kind, patient and love for one another. I will forever remember him for his faith and great humor during general conference. May the spirit of the Lord comfort his family and closes frineds and all the members of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints around the world as we morn together the passing of our beloved Prophet Gordon Bitner Hinkley. We will missed you until we meet again.

    The Seilers,

  • Kathleen Clements
    Jan. 29, 2008 11:15 a.m.

    The sorrow is great we are feeling. The Legacy you have left is now ours to carry forward. Your amazing life of service to the Lord sets the example for our lives. Thankyou so very much for everything you have done for the world, the church and each individual person, you loved and cared for all of us. We love you, honor you and hope to carry on the integrity of the Lord's work on the earth. May your reunion be tremendous and our prayers are with you and Sis Hinkley.

  • South Carolina LDS
    Jan. 29, 2008 10:46 a.m.

    This week we will mourn the loss of President Hinckley, but we also celebrate his life. He truly loved the Savior and the people of the world, not just the people of the Church but the whole world. He was a prophet of God! We will miss President Hinckley, but we know his influence carries on.

    We love him.

  • Linda Hill, Lincoln, England
    Jan. 29, 2008 9:39 a.m.

    Having only spent an hour or so of my life in President Hinckley's presence,at the Nottingham Stake building several years ago now, I truly come to know, by the witness of the Holy Spirit that he was a truly honest man, who served us and God with all his heart and soul.
    I send my love and blessings to his family and those who knew him in his long and faithful life!

  • Vivienne Lister
    Jan. 29, 2008 9:02 a.m.

    I was once in the company of our beloved prohet. He attended a sacrament meeting without anyone knowing he was going to be there. What a thrill for all of us. Our lives will go on, and the best way forward is to follow in the footsteps of Gordon Bitner Hinkley, who, after all, was walking in the footsteps of the Saviour. Could any path be clearer, easier maybe, but never clearer. The Saints in this part of Spain join in sadness for our loss, and in joy for heavens gain. Goodnight, and God Bless, president Hinkley.

  • Ken and Chris Tanner Family
    Jan. 29, 2008 8:51 a.m.

    All of our three children ranging in age from 17 to 26 feel like he is their prophet. He will be greatly missed. His optimism, love, and enthusiasm are unprecedented. We all shed a tear but we rejoice in the knowledge of the restored gospel and the great reunion he is having now with his loved ones. We will always cherish his words that will live on in our hearts.

  • Thank you
    Jan. 29, 2008 8:40 a.m.

    Thank you for your life, your love and example. We are all indeed better people because of you.

    Although words can't explain our love and appreciation...

    Thank you.

  • Halvorsen Family- Washington
    Jan. 29, 2008 8:21 a.m.

    What a remarkable legacy he has left behind. His passing is a gentle reminder for us all to reflect on his good life and example and try to be kinder and more Christ-like in all that we do as he has so many times admonished us. What a tremendous leader and servant.

    When he spoke, you knew that his love for the members of the church and for the Lord was unwaivering. His enthusiasm was infectious and his encouragement, much needed and appreciated. We love him and will miss him.

  • Don Forbush, Michigan
    Jan. 29, 2008 6:19 a.m.

    President Gordon B. Hinckley is one of the most beloved of prophets this Church has known. He will be greatly missed by all of us as members of this Church and by a great many who are not. Perhaps he shall be remembered most by the great mission and work accomplished under his direction and leadership over the past 12+ years that literally has brought The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints "out of obscurity and out of darkness" unto the greater understanding and respect of many in the world. President Gordon B. Hinckley, as a result of the great mission he fulfilled, is almost as familiar a figure to those outside of the Church as to those who comprise its membership. May his family and close friends and associates be comforted and rejoice in the great example and legacy he has left behind for all of us to benefit from. The great temple-building program, the expanded humanitarian relief effort and the Perpetual Education Fund are just a few of the many things accomplished under his leadership that now bless the lives of so many. I thank the Lord for His great Prophet and those yet to follow.

  • Steve Hemingway
    Jan. 29, 2008 5:45 a.m.

    I once went to his Ward in SLC. It was awesome to be in the presence of a man who has been in the presence of the Lord. He was so human and smiled when the speaker was talking about being his Home Teacher. Let us serve his memory as we spread the word of the restoration.

  • Praveen Sumarajan, India
    Jan. 29, 2008 3:29 a.m.

    My heartfelt condolence to all the Family members as wells as the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter saints . I still recollect the day I met President Hinckley in New Delhi when he was no world Tour in year 2005 .

    Looking into his eyes, I knew he was a Prophet of God. His voices confirmed the message the God would have us listen. I know he is wonderful leader, an exampler and man of vision to lead and build.

    Being part of this church for 14 years, I know that He has led the Church the way the lord would want the church to grow. We love President Hinckley, we would miss him but His word and his example will live in our life."

    His legacy would continue and God be with you till we meet again, President Hinckley
    -Praveen and Sangeetha Sumarajan, Hyderabad II Branch, India

  • Larry, Panama City, Panama
    Jan. 29, 2008 3:18 a.m.

    I miss President Hinckley. I am most grateful the Lord allowed him to be with us so long. I have learned so much from him. He is having a wonderful experience being in the presence of his wonderful wife. He also will be greeted by the Great Ones of the Kingdom. I do beleieve that President Gordon B. Hinckley is one of the most significant Prophets in history. It is difficult to imagine the millions of blessings that have been received on both sides of the veil because of his hard work to make temples avaiable for so many souls.

  • aqualad
    Jan. 29, 2008 3:05 a.m.

    "World mourns"? Read the story. Utahn's everyone. That is not the world. Trust me, in Tennessee, only the LDS mourn. Nobody else knows squat, or cares, and it's a decent place. "The World" does not have a clue. Write a better story, without the Planet Utah mentality.

  • Gary Johnson - Vancouver, WA
    Jan. 29, 2008 2:43 a.m.

    President Hinckley was truly a Prophet of God, and I thank our Heavenly Father for him and for President Hinkley's sincerity. He has a strong, beautiful and vibrant testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

    I know the Savior has welcomed him home with open arms saying, "Well done my good and faithful servant." May our Heavenly Father grant peace and happiness to you President Hinckley and to your dear wife Margorie.

    My wife Michelle and I are saddened at his passing. We both know he is having a joyous reunion now with his dear wife, family, church leaders and associates who have passed on before through the veil of death. We will love and miss you, President Hinckley.

    I will miss your talks in general conference and priesthood meetings they are such a comfort for me. Until we meet again. We will roll up our sleeves and get to work.

  • Miriam Feldstein Case, NH
    Jan. 29, 2008 2:24 a.m.

    President Hinckley, I love you so very much. I have had the privilege of seeing you, and your lovely wife, several times. You did so much and did it so well. I will always try to " be a little better" because of your love, wisdom, wit and spirituality. I hope to meet you, someday, and give you a great, big hug!

  • Sam, Colorado
    Jan. 29, 2008 1:43 a.m.

    What an amazing man! I can only imagine how sacred it must have been in the Spirit World the moment Pres. Hinckley entered. I am so grateful for the opportunity to gain a testimony of the truth while Pres. Hinckley was our beloved prophet. I am so grateful to have felt his love for me and for all every time he spoke. I am so grateful for God's great plan of happiness and that the work will roll forth and that He will continue to communicate to his children here on earth through a living prophet!

  • Caesar
    Jan. 29, 2008 12:20 a.m.

    The world has truely lost a Prophet of God, A holy man, a saint. His voice, council, dedication, faith strength and conviction has been engraven into my mind and spirit. I Hope that we can all follow his footsteps as he followed the Lord's.

    God Bless you President Hinckley. I am greatfull to God for your service and faithfulness.

  • Marie McCowan, Florida/Idaho
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:48 p.m.

    I thank God that I was blessed to have had the benefit of this great Prophet. He was an inspiration to all who heard him -- if they were in tune with the Spirit at all. I loved him as though he were a dear personal friend and followed his counsel as nearly as I could.

    I also have great respect for President Monson and pray for in his behalf that he will have the strength to carry on the heavy load of leading this great Church.

  • Kathy, Tulare CA
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:40 p.m.

    Thank you beloved President Hinckley. Words are not enough for all your love and kindness to all around the world. Rest in God's tender care and enjoy your muchly deserved reward in heaven with your beloved wife.Till we meet again..Peace and Love !

  • Joanne Tredway FL
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:26 p.m.

    President Hinckley came closer to what I imagine my heavenly Father to be than any man I have known. His love and compassion, his unending joy and optmisim, his approachability, his wisdom. He just got kinder and more loving as he got older. He was suffused with light and a great example of hope. I will miss him especially at conference. I often wished that he would just stand at the podium and talk for the last two hours of conference, that we could all soak up his spirit and love. Oh, how lovely. You are missed already and will long be remembered.

  • Kathy
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:18 p.m.

    Thank you President Hinckley for all your love and prayers on our behalf! We love you and miss you but can look forward to seeing you once again!

  • Don Crawford
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:01 p.m.

    The greatest tribute to our beloved dead is to translate our love for them to others, still amoungst us on this side of the veil.

    I gotta' believe that President Hinkley wants us to continue to press on with our collective mission. Except as it related to his lovely wife, President Hinkley never seemed to be overtly sentimental.

  • Sue and Bill of MO.
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:03 p.m.

    On behalf of all the missionaries through out the world who were called to their missions by this great Prophet, may we say "Thank You" for your example and faith in us to carry on the great work that you have called us to do. We honor you and will do our best to finish the work of the Lord where ever we are serving. You are our inspiration of enduring to the end. Peace be with you and your family now.

  • shawna, central pt or
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:38 p.m.

    no words can adequately express what an amazing man President Hinckley is! a spiritual giant...a man of uncompromising integrity, 'steadfast and immovable'...yet one of the most humble, loving, compassionate and approachable men ever to walk this earth! i am in awe as i think of the millions of lives he has touched...his life, example and positive impact has left a lasting legacy. as much as we will surely feel the absence of such an incredible leader...i am comforted as i imagine the glorious reunion and welcome home celebration that has taken place with his beautiful wife, his beloved parents and family, and all those that had been awaiting his arrival back to his heavenly home. how grateful i am for the knowledge that life is eternal. i love you now and forever, my beloved prophet...til we meet again, may our Savior wrap you in his loving embrace

    with reverence and love...
    the marshall family

  • matt, boise
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:31 p.m.

    Thank you for the years of dedication and sacrifice President Hinkley. It's hard to say goodbye to one of my true heros in life. Til we meet again!

  • zombo
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:12 p.m.


  • To Meq:
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:14 p.m.

    Meq, there are 13 million members of the church worldwide, the majority of which are outside of the state of Utah. So indeed, there are mourners worldwide. I don't understand your need to attack the notion that this great man was beloved throughout the world, which he definitely was. I stood in a stadium of 100,000 people in Rio De Janeiro who had come to hear him speak. Also, if the world mourning is based on where in the paper it is located, as you seem to indicate, it was the head story on last night.

  • Gordon & Betty , California
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:59 p.m.

    We are deeply sadden of the passing of our dear Prophet Gordon B Hinckley. but, we know he is reunited with his Beloved Marjorie. God Bless the
    Hinckley family.

  • David, Arizona
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:02 p.m.

    My family and I are very sadden to hear about the passing of President Hinkley. My Wife was baptized in the same year that President Hinkley was called to be our Prophet. Our Daughter was also baptized while Presdent Hinkley was our Prophet. We were hoping that President Hinkley would live until after our Son would be baptize which will be this Sat. Feb 2nd. Our prayers goes out to the Hinkley's famlies and to all of us as members of the Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Saints. We will miss him very very much.

  • Grace Amundsen
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:51 p.m.

    Thank you for your devotion and being such an inspiration in my life. And thank you for having the same birthday as myself. President Hinckley you will be missed but we rejoice in your exaltation.

  • Diane Young, Arkansas
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:52 p.m.

    I loved President Hinckley. I had the honor and privilege of seeing him in person and although there were thousands in the room I felt like he was talking just to me and he was my personal friend. That is how he made people feel. He was an exceptional man and my family will miss him terribly, but we are very thankful for the knowledge of eternal families and we know he is rejoicing in heaven with his wife Margie. May we all gather strength and press forward in rightousness through the examples and life of this great Prophet. He has truly blessed our lives forever.

  • LDS Bahamas
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:59 p.m.

    We are deeply saddened by our dear Prophet's death but we also have the joy in our hearts knowing that he is now reunited with his beloved companion. Pres. Hinckley has made a tremendous impact in the life of our family as converts. We always looked forward to the conferences and the beautiful messages he always delivered. Pres. Hinckley will continue to live in our hearts. We love him dearly. We have been truly blessed by his remarkable example.

  • Stacey
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:50 p.m.

    Oh my goodness! Can you imagine the joy and delight that occured beyond the veil when our dear Prophet was reunited with his sweetheart of so many years? I know that twinkle in his eyes is still there, and he is in great company! Well done thou good and faithful servant, well done!
    May God keep watch over his family during this difficult time, and help them to know we love them and are thinking of them.

  • Bob
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:54 p.m.

    Our family were truly sad at the passing of our beloved Prophet but happy for him as he will be with his wife. When investigating the church about 14 years ago, it was President Hinckley speaking at an April conference on Easter Sunday which the Spirit spoke to my heart that this man is truly a man of God and this church and gospel are true. Our love and prayers are with the Hinckley family.

    Jan. 28, 2008 8:34 p.m.


  • Mari, Puerto Rico
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:29 p.m.

    I feel privileged having known such and extraordinary human being. He was a true Prophet. His counsel, love, and example marked my life. I thank our Heavenly Father for the blessing of having him as our leader. I will miss him very much.

  • Macabugao Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:23 p.m.

    We feel sad,that was our initial feelings when we learned of our Prophet's passing, but then we almost feel gratitude knowing he is in a better place,and knowing he is with our Heavenly Father and his wife. We will miss all about him and his great example and leadership in our church.Our children were born,baptized,learned to say their testimonies the time he is our prophet. We feel privileged to know of his faith,love to us and of his service to all. We love him and always be in our hearts. Till we meet again, Prophet Hinckley.

  • Whare Dewes
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:21 p.m.

    My family and I are from New Zealand and we would like to show our respect to our beloved President Gordon B Hinckley who has passed away. Since I joined the Church in 1995, I came to know the Prophet by: videos, video conference, Temple Dedications, Ensign mag, live Conference and many more ways. I was told at church to learn the character of our Prophets. I love our Prophet so much. He has counsel so many people and given me hope. I will always remember him to be a very wise and humble man. He was always engaged in Church activity and always did a good days work. I am so greatful for being in this dispensation where I came to know The President Gordon B Hinckley.

  • Denis Carrick ,Orem UT
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:23 p.m.

    I am so greatful to have been taught by one of the
    masters. His constant reminder to be a little more
    kinder,caring,forgiving and loving were a blessing
    in my life.I love,honor and respect President Hinkley.He always brings a smile to my face and
    an insentive to try harder to live the Gospel.I will
    miss him very much.Thank you for the great example!!

  • Judith Bacon
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:01 p.m.

    I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our Beloved Prophet. When I called my 16 year old Granddaughter Danielle to tell her, she expressed sorrow and was concerned with the idea of anyone else being our Prophet. I realized he was the only Prophet she ever knew, like so many young people in the church but that is the great beauty of the Gospel!! There will be more great prophets to lead the church. This one was a truly unique and beloved one but imagine the joy he is having with his Marjorie and with his dear Mother and Father and the great men and women who preceded him!! We will miss you and love you always and you will always hold a special place in the hearts of your people. We will meet again. With love

  • Patricia Jessop/ Australia
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:48 p.m.

    We heard of President Hinckley's sad passing away, 3 hours after it happened.

    He came to Hobart, Tasmania about 5 years ago. I felt privileged to shake his hand. He gave me a smile and then looked kindly into my soul. I on the other hand was speechless and shocked at his youthful appearance.

    I hope now President Hinckley can have his wish granted, and sit in a rocking chair with quiet music in the background and dedicate his time to his beloved wife.

  • himirei martin, new zealand
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:53 p.m.

    president hinkley woke me up to the gospel! he truely was and is amazing! just imagine how he would be recieved by Heavenly Father, the Saviour and also his wife as he passed through the veil! what a reunion that would've been! especialy after living a life of high integrity and loyalty, and with such vigor in doing the lords work! imagine how he must have felt? its inspiring!

    We love you president Hinkley
    Himirei, Fiona and Bree

    NZ'ers living in aussie,
    Dandenong Ward

  • Bridgett Carter/ Clio, Alabama
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:50 p.m.

    What a great Prophet!!! We loved him so much and I know he was a true Prophet of God. I always looked forward to his talks and could not wait to hear his words of inspiration. I knew that everything he said was for the benefit of the Church members. But I do recall him saying he was the Prophet no one listened to. We are going to miss him so much and his cute humor as well. He loved all people and he told them so and he would always tell the members to be a little kinder toward others. He loved people of all faiths and I am sure they felt a great admiration toward him. Who wouldn't? I am thankful he was the Prophet when my children were teenagers. I know his counsel helped my children become who they are today. I will truly miss him and so many others will too. We thank thee oh God for a Prophet who guides us in these latter days and he most certainly did.

  • Thomas
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:05 p.m.

    We are not to morn, that is but feeling sorry for ourselfs. He is apart of us all now and that's all we wanted while he was alive, to be more like him. Now we have a choice, if we truely loved him then he will forever be apart of us all. Be not afriad for I bring you -------------. Let us join all together as one in his memory and in celibration of life for I know that's what he wanted while he was alive, so let's do it now, for him. May Gods light shine around us for now he's apart of that for always and always, if he is not here then where is he? look no further then your own and your loved ones hearts, I assure you he is there. Let us go one more time to the mountain of truth, love and beauty and see everywhere and everything a shinning example of a life lived from his heart to ours. Do not cry for our loss but rejoice in a life well spent and not a day waisted in service to his beloved family and all of as much. Look up and be whole.

  • The Storts Family in Kansas
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:36 p.m.

    What an awesome man of God!! President Hinckley will be missed, but the gospel tells us that life does not end here. I'm sure he will continue to work with vigor to bring forth the return of the Savior. Alas he is with his sweetheart once again, what joy must fill his heart. Our family will miss his energy, his knowledge, his strength and his awesome humor. I can only imagine the other great spirits he will be mingling with who have served as diligent as himself! What a reunion!!

  • AZ Mom
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:36 p.m.

    It came to my attention today that the wonderful youth that attend Basha High School in Chandler, AZ wore their Sunday dress clothes as a sign of respect to honor Pres. Hinckley. How wonderful, in this day and age that a man of 97 can evoke love and inspiration in teenagers, that they would wear white shirts and ties and Sunday dress to a high school where they are very much in the minority. These Mormon kids have at times been mocked for their beliefs, but their desire to show respect to their prophet was more important than fitting in with the group. What a tribute and what love he has inspired. What a most special man.

  • Jason Osman (New Zealand)
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:14 p.m.

    President Hinkley, Thank you for your example. I will truly do all i can as a Bishop to serve the Lord with all my heart, mind and strength.


  • Steven Davis family (Logan)
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:13 p.m.

    A man of God has done his job and the lord has called him home to be reunited with family and friends. What a marvelous reunion it will be to see those who had gone before and embrace on the other side of the Vail.

    Till we meet again.

  • Patricia Donkin
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:16 p.m.

    My condolences go out to President Hinckley's family and the Quorum of the Twelve and the General Authorities of the Church. He was a wonderful Prophet and man, and was much loved by all members.He will be greatly missed, and I know he is now with his beautiful wife, Marjorie and other family members. We all have been blessed greatly by his presence in our lives.

  • Flia Vega, Venezuela 28-01-08
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:07 p.m.


  • Annie Reniva - Orem, UT
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:58 p.m.

    My family in the Philippines as well as millions of Filipino Saints mourn the passing of the prophet of our time. President Hickley never failed to express his love for the Saints from the isles of the sea. He dedicated the Philippines to the preaching of the gospel and it has blessed the lives of so many. When he visited the Philippines in 1996, my family traveled a long ways just to catch even glimpse of the prophet of God. When we saw him, tears just trickled down our cheeks. Little did I know that I would come to as close to President Hinckley as I could ever wish for when I came to Utah and was priviledged to attend the Filipno Conference broadcasted during the Visayas-Mindanao Regional Conference last April 21, 2007. I had the same emotions I had back then when I first saw the prophet in my homeland. He is a man of God. It is but bitter-sweet to know that he is leaving us to claim his reward for a life very well-lived.

  • Evelyn Belnap
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:54 p.m.

    Dear, Dear President Hinckley,
    I haave read so many wonderful words of comfort and praise for a kind and loving Prophet who has been called back home to be with his eternal companion again. What a joyous reunion! Your loyal leadership will never be forgotten by our entire church membership and world leaders everywhere. Your truly perfect example life has touched millions of people for good everywhere.
    My love and sympathy to your family, may they find solace and peace in knowing they will someday be reunited with their kind parents!

  • Meq
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:48 p.m.

    "The World Mourns?" Please. Give me a break. This is a huge story in Utah. Outside the borders it'll barely be a blip on the radar. A brief mention on the back pages of most daily papers.

  • Bobby Ray Nelms
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:49 p.m.

    Member of Garland,Tx 4th Ward. We love you in Texas!

  • Tarah & Mom
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:32 p.m.

    How sad we are at this news. What a wondrful Leader & Teacher President Hinckley was. May we all strive to be the Lords servent as he was. We will forever keep you in our hearts. We love you.

  • Broomhead Family, Colorado
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:29 p.m.

    "We thank thee of God for a Prophet to guides in these latter days."
    As we mourned President Hinckley's passing, we rejoice as he meets his beloved wife Marjorie. Though he has gone passed the veil, his teachings and love for the people will remain in our hearts and minds for generations to come.
    May the Lord continue to embrace his wonderful family here on earth.
    We will deeply miss your comforting words, humor at conference and your Christlike attributes President Hinckley but we will await for the time when we will meet again.
    Broomhead Family

  • Guillermo Sarmiento
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:15 p.m.

    I am so sorry about this our beloved prophet. He could
    enter deeply in the hearts of all of us. I saw him in person for three times; the last time, in the ocassion of the dedication of the Caracas temple, the Spirit testified me that he was a true prophet of God. He will really miss him very much and his inspired messages full of wisdom and love. He is an example of a
    what a member of the Curch must do to be a real servant of God. I will always remember him.
    Valencia, Venezuela
    Barrio La Candelaria

  • G. Mitchel Johnson
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:17 p.m.

    The church as well as the world has lost a great leader. He was a prophet to the world. I and my family will miss him tremendously.

  • The Parry Family-Yuma, AZ
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:01 p.m.

    "In our eternal journey we take one step at a time. In doing so we move toward the unknown, but faith lights the way. If we will cultivate that faith we shall never walk in darkness." Thank you, President Hinkley for this beautiful quote as well as many others. You have greatly influenced our humble family.

  • Maureen Potts, Scarborough Ward
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:01 p.m.

    My prayers to President Hinckley's family. May the Lord comfort you in this sad time. We will miss him
    "Our Beloved Prophet."

  • the garside family Leeds 3 UK
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:47 p.m.

    this was a man who loved his fellow men and one of the greatest of gods prophets on the earth we all love you and miss you my family are saddened by your death but happy for your Reunion with your beloved wife and our Heavenly Father

  • Strong family in Alaska
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:37 p.m.

    We, too, offer our condolesces and love at the passing of our beloved, and special prophet. What a glorious example of a Chistian, a man, a father, a husband and a leader he was. We will deeply miss him and his strength. Til' we meet again. God bless you President Hinckley. The Strong Family of Port Lions, Alaska

  • Fuatimau Family in Savaii, Samoa
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:26 p.m.

    Even though we missed our beloved Prophet, we know he is happily reunited with his beloved companion, Majorie. We named our youngest son, Bitner, and though he is only 4 years old, he has a great love for the prophet and when I told him that President Hinckley passed away, he sadly said "Poor Prophet Hinckley!"
    Thank you President Hinckley for your unconditional love and for your great examples. You brought a lot of blessings for us here in Samoa when you came for our Temple dedication. We will greatly missed you during this coming General Conference. You are a great hero of these latter days!
    Our prayers and thoughts are with the Hinckley families.

    Best Regards from The Fuatimau Family
    Savaii Island

  • Dellenbach Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:11 p.m.

    The outstanding feature of this prophet is that he was led by the Savior who commissioned the divine authority of the church by direct revelation.
    We love our Savior and his beloved prophet, President Gordon B. Hinckley. Thank you President Hinckley for making this world alittle more like the life of the Savior. A servant leader and a teacher of the gospel of peace. May the Lord bless the families and the quorum of the 12.

  • Vicki Hartvigsen
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:07 p.m.

    Pres. Hinckley was truly a prophet of God and will be greatly missed. He was the temple builder of the church and I have the opportunity being an ordinance worker in a temple that he dedicated. We had the opportunity to hear him one last time 2 weeks ago at our Regional Stake Conference for 90 stakes in California. What a strength and comfort he is to my spirit of knowing he was given to us for such a long time. He will be truly missed and I'm grateful for the opportunity of knowing him and feeling the spirit he generated each time he spoke and having the opportunity of seeing him in person at General Conference last October. I'll never forget that experience. I'm so glad he is reunited with his dear Marjorie.

  • Jan T Molloy, Auckland New Zeala
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:01 p.m.

    How we will miss this great prophet leader. My heart is sad that we will not hear him speak this coming April at Conference, but I am thrilled that he has been reunited with his beloved Marjorie. I am so grateful for this glorious gospel and the seamless way the church continues to be governed on the death of it's leader. We thank Thee O God for A Prophet.

  • Ah Kiong Family - Long Beach
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:05 p.m.

    "We Thank Thee O God For A Prophet": We extend our deepest of sympathies to the Hinckley family.

    This sure is a very sad for us because of his passing, but his reunion with his beloved wife Marjorie is of joy and love.

    His life and exemplary leadership will be missed greatly. He is a man of wisdom who has always taught us all what we must do and how we must carry on. President Hinckley has always stood as a remarkable example of service and humility.

    We love you President Hinckley and we will miss hearing your voice during conferences and devotionals. Your teachings will always live forever in our hearts.

  • Wes, San Diego, CA
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:02 p.m.

    Reunited with his beloved Marjorie, a time to celebrate in President Hinckley's life, I'm sure. I will miss his quiet humor in conference addresses, and the quiet confidence he instilled throughout the church. A triumphant life and a personal inspiration to me.

  • Ray Smith - Seattle
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:00 p.m.

    In the process of choosing a new stake president in the Auburn Washington Stake, Pres. Hickley interviewed the local stake leaders for their recommendations. I was privaleged to spend some 1 on 1 time with him and had a very pleasant time. My grandfather's brother was a neighbor to him in the East Millcreek area and served as Stake Patriarc while he was the Stake President. Also, as we talked about my being an Audiogist by profession, I realized the great sacrifice he made by his many trips by air around the world as he told me of the frequent middle-ear problems he had which were exasperated by the frequent altitude changes, even in pressurized aircraft. His only public comment regarding the condition was when he remarked at General Conference that he was using a cane because of bouts with vertigo (episodic dizziness). Dizziness is only one of the middle-ear problems as extreme earaches are part of the syndrome. Obviously, these problems didn't slow him down and many parts and peoples of the world were privleged to have personal contact with this great man of God!

  • Scott Cameron
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:53 p.m.

    A truley remarkable human being. He was an inspiration to me and my family in Logan, Australia. My 8y old grandson was emotionally saddened when I conveyed the passing of Pres Hinkley to him. He will be missed but aptly able to say to his Maker "that I have had done the assignment that thou gavest me"

  • Jennifer, Bozeman, MT
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:32 p.m.

    My heart is saddened to know that I will not hear his words this coming Conference, words that through the years have lifted me up and inspired me. Thank you for the many years of service. What a remarkable man! I am in awe, thinking of all that he accomplished. He had a way of giving me hope and I will truly miss him.

  • The Storts Family of Kansas
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:31 p.m.

    What an awesome Man of God President Hinckley was and is. Because of the Gospel we know that his service will not end at his death, but that he will continue on to prepare for the return of the Savior.
    Alas, he is once again with his sweetheart what a day it must be for him. Although we will mourn for his absense, we will remember all that he added to our lives. His wisdom, love, and knowledge of the gospel will be passed on through the generations. His awesome humor will be sorely missed as well. It is a sad and yet a happy day. His journey here is done and so he begins another one. Home with all the other propehts, home with God.

  • Jones Family, Overland Park, KS
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:31 p.m.

    We are eternally grateful for great men like Gordon B. Hinckley.

    Though we never met him personally, we can testify that he was a Prophet of God. He has blessed our family immensely by being a humble servant, who was steadfast and immovable in carrying the work forward. He truly helped lead the Church out of obscurity.

    May the blessings of Heaven be poured out upon his family here on earth, and may his reunion be sweet with those he has been reunited with.

    We love you President Hinckley

  • Storts Family Kansas
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:17 p.m.

    President Hinckley was and will remain an awesome man of God, our family will miss him dearly. But we know that life does not end here and neither will his service. There is much for him to do on the other side, to prepare for the return of the Savior. And alas, he is once again with his sweetheart! What an awesome sense of humor that will be remembered and missed at the same time!!

  • Mike of Missouri
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:11 p.m.

    He fought a good fight and has finished his course. It has been heart-warming to read the comments of love and respect from around the world. May we always remember Gordon B. Hinckley as a true man of God, a servant of the Lord, and a friend and brother to all. On behalf of my family may I just say that we love President Hinckley and that he will be sorely missed.

  • Cary from Iowa
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:11 p.m.

    Dear President Hinckley, we will miss you and look forward to seeing you again! Thank you for all the wisdom you have passed on to us from our Savior Jesus Christ. I am thankful to have met you and been able to serve you, even in a very small way. I am thankful for your example of love and service and acceptance of everyone. We are also very happy for you and your sweet wife, to be together now for all eternity! You are one of a kind will be greatly missed by all who ever had an opportunity to hear you speak. Our condolences to your sweet family, we know they will miss you, but will also look forward to being with you as an eternal family. You have strengthen my testimony of Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father. We are eternally thankful for your being saved for these latter-days. Til we meet again!

  • Skyler Sanchez, Utah
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:10 p.m.

    Thank you for your great example of service and love. Thank you for helping me gain a better tesimony of the Restoration of the Gospel. You will be very missed. Thank you for everything.

  • The MEACHAM Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:57 p.m.

    This is a true loss to the entire world. Although, President Hinckley has now been reunited with his wonderful loving wife, and that was what he most wanted in the end.

    We as a family will miss him terribly! He meant so much to our family. I'm certain though, that the Prophet, president Hinckley is enjoying all his family and the many Prophets who have passed before him.

    I hope he will say hello to my Mormon Pioneer ancestors as well.

    Our prayers go towards his wonderful children. God bless you all!

  • Steven Wilson - Bay Area, CA.
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:48 p.m.

    President Hinckley you are finally reunited with your Eternal Companion. I am sure that the reunion shall be glorious beyond mere mortal words. When an Oracle of God comes home the reuniting with other past Prophets shall be a great meeting in the Heavens. To help bring the pass of Eternal Life to Man within all spheres. God be with you until we met again.

  • Norbert Meissner, Germany
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:41 p.m.

    Tears fill my eyes when thinking about the loss by the death of our Prophet. Although he was high in age it was, as he would never leave the members of the church. Althoug living in Germany, we allways felt very close to him.
    But the knowledge of resurrection, eternal families (especially the reunion with his wife Marjorie) and his life and his acts comfort me in my sorrow.
    From Germany, I'd like to address my compassion to his family, his close fellow men among the General Authorities and all those, who feel sad.

  • Diana Alexandra Garcia M.
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:40 p.m.

    Nuestro admirado Profeta finalmente esta con su amada esposa a quien tanto extraaba.
    Our Prophet finally is with his beloved wife.

  • Debbie
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:39 p.m.

    President Hinckley,
    Thank you for your love and great example. I never met you, but I always felt that if I did you would care about me. You truly had the Savior's image in your countenance.

  • Allison Carrier
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:36 p.m.

    I cannot find the words to say how I feel about our beloved Prophets passing. Just tears flow and I think of the example he set for all the world. His sweet voice and the love he had for all. I will miss him,but I know that he is with his wife. They are together again, as promised by our Lord that we will be reunited with our loved ones again. He will be missed so much by so many.

  • Chuck from Florida
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:27 p.m.

    As for being a Member in the LDS Church for over 50 years now, in the St Petersburg 1st Ward, in Florida, My Family and I are sure going to miss President Hinckley, from when he started back in 1995, and came out with The Family: A Proclamation to the World, "Further, we warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets.

    We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society.

    RIP my Brother.

  • Debbie - Pocatello Idaho
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:27 p.m.

    We will miss President Hinckley terribly! I had the opportunity of meeting him & what a kind, gracious, loving man! He always made you feel that you were the most important person in the room! The Lord truly inspires our leaders! As we mourn our loss of this great man, think of the great reunion & rejoicing in heaven! He is with the prophets of old! Our beloved prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. I amsure was there to welcome him with open arms! He is with his beloved Marjorie! May our apostles continue & know that they too are loved very much! God Bless you all - until we meet again!

  • Monica - Columbus, GA
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:25 p.m.

    Pres. Hinckley will be truly missed! I'm glad that he was one of the prophets! He showed people that LDS church members are kind & good people. He was a great person & a wonderful leader of the church!


  • Fanuasa A. Lealamanua (Samoa)
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:25 p.m.

    God be with you 'til we meet again. Ole a le fa'agaloina oe i o matou agaga


  • Shara MacKay Elon, NC
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:24 p.m.

    To the dear Hinkley family,
    We send our love and deepest sympathy for the loss of your sweet father, grandfather, and great grandfather, as well as our dear prophet. When years ago, his father wrote him the letter on his own mission that would change his life, that said, "forget yourself and get to work," he instantly took that to heart, never looked back, and from that moment on, wore out his life in service to his Father in Heaven. May we all live up to the legacy and great example he leaves. He inspired everyone he met. President Hinkley, you will so be missed.

  • The Soth Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:21 p.m.

    Thank you for the inspirations, examples and testimonies. You will always be in our hearts. May your reunion be as glorious as the glory of the celestial kingdom. Fair well my beloved prophet. Until we meet again.

  • Tom Shaw-England
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:14 p.m.

    All who heard him felt that he loved them. I will remember his wisdom, his humour, his prophetic counsel and his love. He was a true ambassador of Jesus Christ in word and deed. He loved the Britain where he served his mission and the Saints over here considered him one of their own. He was quite simply, the outstanding leader of his generation and when the true history of this world is written, his name will be revered among the great ones.

  • Margaret Mailand
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:10 p.m.

    While we mourn the death a of our beloved prophet, many are rejoicing in a happy reunion on the other side of the veil. President Hinckley has left a legacy of service and love to the world. We will miss him but will join him someday in our eternal home. He and his eternal companion, Marjorie, are together again. My Heavenly Father bless his earthly family.

  • Forschler family
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:05 p.m.

    Your teachings will be missed in conference. welcome home.

  • Marjory
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:59 p.m.

    I say Amen to all the wonderful comments thus far stated. My first reaction, was like many others, Oh what a glorious reunion is going on beyond the veil. He is finally with his beloved Marjorie. He stated so many times how much he missed her. Yes, we will miss him greatly, but we have his words available to us, and can show our love for him by working hard to live the way he counseled. God bless this very special man.

  • Linda, Belfast, N. Ireland
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:56 p.m.

    Thankyou....for the life you lived, for the example you set, for the testimony you shared. "Way to Be" President. We will miss you. Enjoy your sweet reunion.

  • Jo Ann Mickelson
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:56 p.m.

    I feel that I've lost my best friend. My other best friend, My Dad, passed away on January 3, 2008. What a blessing and comfort to me and my family to know that President Hinckley and my Dad are there together. My Dad was a great man also. Farewell, until we meet again. Peace be with you and your family at this time.

  • Bishop Wilcock, Rexburg
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:54 p.m.

    We were just finishing a ward fireside when we heard the news of Pres. Hinckley's passing. I assured my ward members, "We were all wondering if Pres. Hinckley would be able to attend our Temple Dedication next Sunday. The answer is yes... Both Gordon B. Hinckley and Jesus will be in Rexburg on February 3rd." I'm sure they won't miss it.

  • HeatherTN from Penzance, UK.
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:51 p.m.

    I am very saddened by President Hinkley's passing, but yet have felt now some joy in the fact he is with his beloved wife and is walking with our Heavenly Father.

    Such a great man, a great servant and prophet, and yet so humble. He always wished for God's children to treat each other with love and respect, no matter the race, religion, colour, gender, culture or nationality of each person. I hope we will continue to do so.

    All love to President Hinkley's family and friends as well.

  • Andy & Ivonne Andersson/Sweden
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:44 p.m.

    Heavenly Father bless us with a great leader, and great man, our beloved Prophet.
    We will miss his smile and the love his has for everyone. Thanks for all your great words and works.
    Will see you again.
    We love you.
    The Andersson Family.Stockholm,Sweden

  • Crystalee Webb, Glendale, AZ
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:44 p.m.

    President Hinckley's life was an exhaustive effort to make the world a better place. I will always love him and cherish the memory of being in his presence in different meetings. He TRULY was and still is a man of God and led God's Church with such exemplary love. Although I will miss hearing him and his witty humor, I am happy for him that he's with his beloved sweetheart. He did his work and left us the call to "Carry on" and do our own life's work. I love Gordon B. Hinckley.

  • Nancy M. de Sategna
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:40 p.m.

    Sincero pesame a la Familia inmediata de nuestro amado profeta.Lo estraaremos y recordaremos pues fue un gran hombre y lider,oramos por tener consuelo en este momento.

  • Francisco Pallares-Mexico City
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:36 p.m.

    Last night when I was with my son Samuel in his bed, and talking with him about President Hinckley death, my son, with a tear in his eyes told me: I feel happy because tonight my Prophet will be with his wife, with Heavenly Father and the other prophets!
    I'm deeply impressed by the greatness of this son f God. What a great insspiration has been him in my life and as well in my family.
    Saints in Mexico will remember always President Hinckley as the Prophet that completed 12 temples in Lehi's land.

    Pallares Family - Samuel, Daniel, Samantha, Lupita y Francisco Pallares. Estaca Tepalcapa, Barrio Bosques

  • Jennifer C. Utah
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:35 p.m.

    Our family home evening lesson tonight is on "kindness." I can't think of a better example of kindess and goodness than President Hinckley. If we could all, as he would say, "do little better" in showing kindness and tolerance to those around us, this world would be a much better place. The media keeps talking about President Hinckley's legacy. I think it's simple. His legacy is love.

  • Aitchison Family, Santa Rosa, CA
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:32 p.m.

    Our whole family will miss Pres. Hinckley. He was our children's Prophet, the one they have grown up knowing. My daughter said, "I wish he could have lived forever". "He will", I replied. Our prayers are with his family, but know the joy he and his wife are experiencing as they re-unite. The world is a better place because God gave him to us for a time.

  • Karen from Washington
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:28 p.m.

    We will miss you, your wisdom and uplifting words. Thank you for the decades of service performed on our behalf. Thank you for being such a spokesman of goodwill to world. You allowed them to see that the LDS people are good, decent, patriotic Christians with love for all mankind.

    I am happy to know that you are surrounded by your wife, parents, family and friends. Your legacy will endure forever. All our love and gratitude to you.

  • Matthew McConkie
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:26 p.m.

    How we will miss this giant of a man. President Hinckley was obviously the Lord's choice for this season the earth's history. He was kind, inspired, and just plain 'right'.

  • Valery Bailey South Africa
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:25 p.m.

    Thank you for your life, example, love and leadership. Thank you for the Temple in Johannesburg, where I am now serving. Thank you dear President Hinckley for continuing without Sister Marjory and our deep gratitude to her and all your family for sharing you with the whole world. What peace and joy to know without any doubt that you will be together again and that you heard Him say; "Well done Thou good and faithfull servant."

  • Susan Hammer
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:24 p.m.

    I love this great man and appreciate his willingness to bless my life and so many others across the world as he served and spread truth and was such a great force for good.

  • The Pierce Family , Cincinnati
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:21 p.m.

    Our deepest condolences to the all the many family and friends of President Hinckley. We feel a great sense of loss and yet a happiness that he is with his beloved Marjorie. He was truly a prophet of God and we love him very much and we will miss him greatly.

  • Suzanne in Michigan
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:18 p.m.

    Last night I was reading the text from a BYU Devotional he gave about the 13th Article of Faith. Without a doubt he exemplified about which he spoke. Perhaps the last two Mormons to hear the news, we learned of his passing this morning when my sister called. I will miss him dearly and he will always hold a special place in my heart. Til we meet again!

  • Moira Young
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:17 p.m.

    What a wonderful man and Prophet, We were sadden to hear of his passing but joyful to know he is with his sweetheart again. Thank you President Hinckley for your awesome testimony of our Saviour, We shall miss your talk at Conference this year as they were always inspiring and being the first Prophet from the church that we have know since joining nearly three years ago. Heavenly Father knew your work was finished here and you were needed back home.
    Loved and missed.
    Phil & Moira Young
    Blacktown Ward

  • familia sategna moreno
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:12 p.m.

    entristecido nuestro hogar por la partida de nuestro amado profeta,unimos en oracion todos los corazones de nuestra congregacion barrio cujicito estaca maracaibo venezuela.gacias al padre celestial por darnos la bella oportunidad de haber conocido a este gran hombre.

  • celso concha y famila
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:09 p.m.

    Nuestro amado presidente Gordon B.Hinckley,esta ahora al lado de su amada esposa y tambien al lado de Nuestro Padre Celestial,aca en Lima Peru lo recordaremos siempre por sus enseanzas y por su amor a todos los hombres del mundo,si distincion de credo,color o idioma,el fue un verdadero Profeta del Seor,que dio su vida al servicio de La Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Ultimos Dias,SEGUIREMOS SU EJEMPLO.

  • MLC
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:09 p.m.

    President Hinckley changed my life with his kind, loving manner as the prophet of the church. I love him and will miss him.

  • Jim
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:08 p.m.

    We will truly miss you President Hinckley! Your inspired words and strong testimony has strengthened mine deeply and will continue to do so throughout my life. Thank you for all that you have done and all that will you do on the other side of the veil.

  • Bill Nelson
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:05 p.m.

    I'm honored to join this online gathering of saints and friends to pay tribute to a diminutive giant among men, and servant of all. His loving gaze seemed to fall only upon family wherever he went. We all are blessed by his faithful, cheery temperament and unflagging optimism.

    His witness of the risen Christ seems like a personal gift for me.

    I'll do my best, President!

  • tyler Utah
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:03 p.m.

    what a great man i will miss him a lot he si the only prophet tha i have known

    god be woth you till we meet again

    well done ye good and faithful servant

  • SS
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:01 p.m.

    Goodbye, Prsident Hinckley. Thank you so much for the legacy your faith and sevice.

  • Kay Dee
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:00 p.m.

    My heart is saddened at the death of our beloved prophet, but I think he would tell us to "Carry on!"

  • Judy
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:59 p.m.

    Dear Hinkley Family how we loved our beloved Prophet. He will be missed. May the Holy Spirit comfort you. How Heaven must be rejoycing at President Hinkley's arrival..Now let us pray for our new leaders that they will carry on with strength and vigor.
    Judy from Baton Rouge La.

  • Billie Hunt
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:58 p.m.

    President Hinckley got more done, smiling all the while, than most any ten strong and intelligent others could do.

  • Marzuq
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:57 p.m.

    From a man of Muslim faith, I heard the sad news of this great leader's death. I wish to express my deep condolences to his family, and tell them he wil be missed as a leader of that faith.

  • Kay
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:53 p.m.

    Amen to all the good words above and yet to come

  • Sharon Simnitt
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:51 p.m.

    What a wonderful man. I love him so much.

  • The Geyer Family in Colo.
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:48 p.m.

    We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet...
    Your sweet dispostion has been a great example in our lives and we will miss you very much.
    I know that you and your sweetheart Marjorie are rejoicing, being together again.
    Your work and words will live on forever.
    We love you!
    The Geyers in Colorado

  • mary lou/michigan
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:48 p.m.

    Thank you Gordon B. Hinckley for being a shining example of commitment to the truth of Heavenly Father and His Son whom appeared to young Joseph Smith jr. who is and was a prophet who restored Jesus Christ gospel in these last days. Through your faithful and wise leadership many have been blessed and inspired of the Lord to continue to endure till the end and to always spread the message of Christ that he lives and we can return to him fully restored to our families if we so choose.Thanks for leaving this world wide church with such a wanting desire to continue where you left off in loving kindness and feverent fellowship with our members and non members alike. You will always be a remeberance to me that One Must Always Be Slow To Anger it is the #1 cause of much tribulation in this world. Glory to Thee Heavenly Father and I thank Thee for the peace our prohet has left us with as well as the peace he is basking in now. I say these things in Jesus sweet name Amen.

  • John & Ruth Suther, Alabama
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:46 p.m.

    The Church has lost a great man, leader, and a magnificient Prophet! May the HEAVENLY FATHER bless his family, as we know HE will. May the HEAVENLY FATHER bless our next President & Prophet. He will have very big shoes to fill, as President Hinckley was truly a man of GOD. His actions, personality, and the good work that he done, will be hard to "out-do!" But, we all know that GOD is in charge, and our next Prophet & President, will do just that. Our family says; GOD bless you Gordon B. Hinckley, now go to your rest! You truly deserve it!

  • Andre Monteiro
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:45 p.m.

    Estou certo de que ele est em um lugar muito bom. O Pai Celestial vai guard-lo consigo, pois ele fez muito pelo Reino de Deus na terra.

  • Steve and Kat Fengel
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:44 p.m.

    Our hearts are so full of love for Pres. Hinckley We are very saddened for his passing but so excited for his reunion with Sister Hinckley. What a great day in Heaven it must have been. We will truly miss him.
    We were blessed to be in Arco Arena in Sacto.,Ca. with him. All the kids who were performing were sitting on the floor and were told not to stand. But the moment he enter the room the spirit over took them and they all stood and cheered. What a great moment to see our youth know how great this man was. And have the love and respect for him. The spirit was over whelming I can't remember a time I had felt it so strong it was wonderful to be in his presence. I was grateful our daughter could experience it. She will never forget that feeling nor us. Thank you for all your years of service and sacrifice for us President Hinckley. We love you and will remember you always.

  • Shirley Dela Rosa
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:44 p.m.

    We have lost a Pearl of Great Price in this life, but his legacy will live on forever in our hearts...yes, we all miss him the moment we heard of his passing...he has left us, but his teachings and examples live on and we will never forget him....thank you Pres. Hinckley for all you were, for all you have taught, and for loving us as only a propeht could. Manuia lou malaga and we'll see you, when we see you.

  • Sandra Barlow
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:39 p.m.

    Along with the other 12 million members of the church world wide, I express my love and admiration for Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley. He was truly a man of God, and a man of the people. I feel honored and priviliged to have called him my Prophet, and rejoice at the wonderful reunion I know has taken place with those who have gone before, especially his sweet wife Marjorie. May God continue to smile upon them both.

    Jan. 28, 2008 12:34 p.m.



  • rg Texas
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:31 p.m.

    We are so very greatful for all the years President Hinckley was part of our lives. He was the greatest example to our family, always encouraging us to be the best example to others, to be of service, to stand firm in our beliefs, most of all to be Christlike to anyone we encountered. Our children love him and will miss him, but they have the assurance they will see him again someday.Thank you, President Hinckley.

  • Robert Poole, Jr.
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:29 p.m.

    President Hinckley will truly be missed, but we know he is reunited with his beloved Marjorie. What a great example of a married couple they were. I had the privilege of assisting President Hinckley out of a car at the dedication of the Dallas Texas Temple many years ago, but I still remember the smile and the gracious man he was. Our condolences to the Hinckley family.

    Bishop Robert Poole, Jr.
    Little Elm Ward
    Carrollton Texas Stake

  • tauni
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:23 p.m.

    salamat kaayo....tungod ni presidente hinkley ang work sa ginoo nglambo.....dako kog pagtahod nganha kaniya ug gugma sad....mingaw gud ko niya pero kahibalo ko nga malipayon man cya...kay naa man sya kauban sa iyang majorie.....ofa lahi atu PRESIDENT HINKLEY The pilipino's love you as do i

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

    President Hinckley, you were the only President I knew since I joined the Church in 2005. We will all miss you. I know you are better off with your wife and family who have gone before you. I will miss you very much. Say Hi to Joseph Smith, Heavenly Father and Jesus for me. Thank-you President for always sending a responce to letters I wrote to you to the people who needed them. Thanks for all your help. Say Hi to my family member's up there for me. Chris

  • Spencer Sartain,Smyrna Ward,TN
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:17 p.m.

    This man made me relize that the church is true,sad,yet happy to see him leave this uncaring world.

  • Ken
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:17 p.m.

    Heaven is rejoicing and the Earth is mourning.

  • Dennis van der Put , Netherlands
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:16 p.m.

    Dear president Hinckley

    You have been a wonderful example for all the world to see! You have shown the world true Christian love !

    We love you and we will miss you !

    Bishop Dennis van der Put
    Groningen ward, the netherlands

  • Ginni in New Hampshire
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:11 p.m.

    Thank You President Hinckley. You may not be here physically but your words will remain forever
    and we will continue to learn from them.

    Until we meet again.

  • Eddy
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:10 p.m.

    I will miss you beloved president. Te amamos y recordamos. Gracias por las enseanzas y amor.

  • Michael-New zealand
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:06 p.m.

    All Missourians should cerebrate the life of President Hinckley, the 15th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has promoted the ideals of Christ to all the world and himself an inspiration of Americans best ideals. The roots of these ideals were renewed in Missouri in the early days of the Church!Believing that Christ will return to the World at The Valley of Adam-ondi-Ahman, Daviess County, Missouri!

  • Moises Molina
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:05 p.m.

    President Hinckley has elevated me. I will never forget the feelings coming to my heart at every general conference when he walket to the pulpit. I was always waiting for that very moment; the time to listen to that excepcional man, the prophet of The Lord. A time to be taken to an unforgettable spiritual higesth. I love him and so do my family. I know he is now in the happy comapanion of hes beloved wife.

  • rud
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:02 p.m.

    Words sound so hollow went the heart and mind is so full of sentiment for this great man. The world is poorer today for his passing. Yet, the stone rolls forward!

  • Randy & Andrea Bourne
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:01 p.m.

    What a great man, what a great example of the gospel in action. We were a young couple in Europe in 1971 and met my old seminary teacher Marge Reeve at the Gen. Walker Hotel in Bertschesgarten for a Service Men's Conference. Elder Hinckley and several other general auth were there. We've always felt close to him and have loved his humor, reality and ability to tell us what we all need to hear in such a loving way. How blessed to be led by such men.

  • Matt at BYU
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:59 a.m.

    My ward found out at Ward Prayer. The meeting was somber. We sang We thank thee oh God for a Prophet and My Redeemer Lives, the song the Prophet had written. We all knelt in prayer and thanked the Lord for blessing us with the chance to grow up listening to President Hinckley.

    He will be missed...

  • Vickie & Gene
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:48 a.m.

    Thank you, President Hinckley for the wonderful person that you are, and for blessing our lives so deeply. There are no words to express how much we loved and appreciated you. You were one of the most excellent examples of love and goodness here on earth. We loved your wonderful sense of humor. You were a brilliant and genuine person in every way.

    You and Marjorie were a GREAT EXAMPLE to all who love so deeply. Your love has touched our lives personally with much love and happiness forever.

  • George Day family
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:46 a.m.

    We have been blessed by such an individual that communed with Jesus Christ. He lived what they both taught. May we all try a little harder to live by his example. We know he is receiving his rewards and with loving wife. Thank you Father in Heaven for allowing us to have him as our leader for such a long time. God our Father and Jesus Christ, is with him.

  • Jeanne and Terry Holland
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:43 a.m.

    The tears roll down my cheeks but I am so happy for the glorious reunion beyond our reach. We'll never forget our dear prophet and friend and his magnificent life of love and pure example. May the Lord comfort those who grieve - may we honor his legacy by our lives as we lovingly remember those things taught by his selfless, continuous example. We love and miss you, dear prophet. We know you are overjoyed to be where you are now.

  • Russ Willard and Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:43 a.m.

    We miss you, President. We love you. My CTR 8 primary class selected President Hinckley as their favorite prophet for an upcoming class presentation. All of the children love President Hinckley so much, including our grandchildren, a love shared by us all. God bless the Hinckley family, and God bless the Quorum of the Twelve.

  • Ryder Family in Mesa, Az
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:43 a.m.

    We send our deepest sympathy and prayers to Pres. Hinkley's Family and want to thank them for sharing their wonderful father with the world. We love that great and spiritual man. And we know that he is now with his wife and the other leaders of the church who have already gone "home". We will truly miss him. 'God be with you till we meet again'

  • Rita Strattan, Lake City, FL
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:40 a.m.

    My family and I are thankful for President Hinkley's wonderful love, spirit, guidance, and example that he set for us. What a wonderful man of God! Just listening to him talk and feeling his great spirit reaching out to us lifted our hearts and our spirits and gave us hope and the desire to keep the commandments and live the gospel. We are so thankful for the gospel plan and for our eternal families. What a sad and happy time this is. Our lives are richer and better because of this great man.

  • The Yo-Hos in AZ
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:34 a.m.

    We are converts. The first time we heard the Prophet speak, before we joined the church, I realized this was a great man and I was humbled by the way he spoke lovingly and respectfully about his wife. In the 8 years we have been members I have always looked forward to hearing Pres. Hinckley speak. He made me laugh with his sharp wit and he made me cry when I felt the Spirit working through and in him. I grieve our temporal loss of his marvelous presence and I rejoice that he is truly home again.

  • Becky
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:29 a.m.

    The words well done my good and faithful servant, May we continue to follow his wonderful example of faith and endurance till we meet again. May his family be comforted with the knowledge of the gospel and the love we hold for him as a wonderful leader.

  • Armindo Medina Jr - From Brazil
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:29 a.m.

    My family and all brazilian members are sad by passing of President Hinckley. Certainly we will miss him, his way of teaching the gospel and his spirit at General Conference.

  • Alice in Alpine
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:27 a.m.

    I loved his clarion call to be cheerful and always kind. It was a privilege and blessing to have him with us as long as we did. What a wonderful thing to be led by a true and living Prophet, and while he lives a vast hole in my heart, we'll soon be loving another great man called to be our Prophet!

    Our prayers go out to his family, as well as President Monson, the remaining First Presidency, and the Quorum of the Twelve at this tender time.

  • Lucie Martial
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:26 a.m.

    As everybody, I was in shock when I heard the news this afternoon about the passing of our beloved prophet Gordon B. Hinckley. He was such a wonderful man and I love him so much.

    I express my tender love to the family and friends that he has all over the world and I know that he will truly be missed. I thank him for his counsel and his wonderful sense of humor and I will never forget him as long as I live. Thank you President Hinckley for your testimony and your love for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

    I know that your reunion with your beloved wife must be absolutely heavenly.

    Lucie Martial
    Champlain Ward
    Ottawa, Ontario

  • The Story Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:26 a.m.

    You will be very missed! Thank you for living your life in a way that changed all of ours for the better!

  • Bill & Ann Taylor, Iowa
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:24 a.m.

    We rejoice in your reunion with your sweet wife but will miss your words, wit and humor during General Conference. Thankfully the gospel will help confort those you leave behind. Till we meet again..

    Bill & Ann

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

    This may be the second most anticipated reunion on the other side of the vail ever. Im sure our Father is like a very proud father hugging his beloved servant that served him perfectly.

  • The Speechly Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:10 a.m.

    Our hearts and minds were enlivened when he spoke. We felt that we could be better and do more under his encouraging counsel. We will truly miss his cheer and optomistic perspective. May God bless his family and us as well as we adjust to the loss of this most noble spirit.

  • Elizabeth Pollock
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:05 a.m.

    President Hinckley will be missed by all members of the church. What a truly wonderful man he was.

    Thank you, President, Prophet, Gordon B. Hinckley for your love and guidance. There are not words enough to express how much I will miss you. Although, I feel quite comforted knowing that you are now in the arms of God, and with your beloved and dear Marjorie.

    Thank you for everything. I will miss you tremendously!

  • Mike
    Jan. 28, 2008 11:01 a.m.

    Knowing what we do about President Hinckley, I think it's safe to assume that he's probably already hard at work (alongside Sister Hinckley) with whatever responsibilities have been assigned to him in the Spirit World. I think of how happy he must be that his youthful spirit doesn't have to struggle with a 97-year old body slowing him down anymore.

    We'll miss you, President, but we know you'll be as great a force for good where you are now as you were here serving us. Thank you for your wonderful example of work and service to others.

  • Led Zeppelin
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:57 a.m.

    All my wife could do was cry and I am crying now. He helped us in ways I will never be able to describe. How perfect an example of how wonderful marriage will be if we both put the Lord first in our lives.

  • James Hopson
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:57 a.m.

    We Love you President Hinkley. You are a great Prophetof our Lord. I am glad you are now with Heavenly Father and Christ. You will always be in our hearts. We will miss you. God Bless

  • Sarah Lualemaga
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:55 a.m.

    Our family will miss you greatly!!! You were truly a chosen man of God. You have been such a great example of the Savior's unconditional love and may you find your great reward in Heaven among the chosen spirits of our Heavenly Father. We love you and will terribly miss you this April come conference time. He was "AWESOME"!!!!
    Love the Lualemaga Family
    Fresno, CA

  • Rodri Portillo
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:55 a.m.

    Amamos a Nuestro Amado Presidente y Profeta, Gordon B. Hinckley, racisx al Gran Dios Eterno por su Guia, Revelacion e Inspiracion, para Nos, los Hijos de Dios.

  • D. Keith Nay
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:55 a.m.

    A great moment in Church History and in the History of the World has just occurred. Our condolences to the Hinckley Family. What a great reunion in Heaven for all those on the other side of the Veil! We joing with all in mourning and at the same time rejoicing for President and Sister Hinckley.

  • Eric
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:55 a.m.

    I would be remiss not to give honor and thanks to this Prophet of God.
    A great example, a voice of truth and righteousness. With humility and a helping hand he did the will of the Lord.

    President Hinkley, May you hear the sweet words well done my good and faithful servant from him whom you served and enjoy the overwhelming reunion with both you savior and your eternal companion.

    Today, I will live a little better in memory of the great life you lived and the example that you gave to us.


  • Mayer family in Colorado
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:55 a.m.

    Your joy and our sadness, we will miss you at General Confrence. Your light will shine on in our hearts always.

  • Ben, Columbus, Ohio
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:54 a.m.

    What an amazing man! He left a wonderful legacy. His counsel over the years has transformed my life. I will always be grateful for his humor and guidance.

  • Dawn Eddards
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:52 a.m.

    I am saddened to hear of President Hinckley's death. He is a great man and will always hold a special place in my heart. I do know that he is so happy now to be reunited with his beloved wife and others who have passed on before him. God Bless.

  • Fam. Pierre Jerome, Brockton, MA
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:50 a.m.

    We want to share our comments in French, our native language from Haiti.
    Nous avons personnellement et profondment aim notre Prophte, Gordon B. Hinckley pour son leadership, son sens de l'humour, sa dtermination faire avancer l'oeuvre de notre Pre Cleste sur terre. Nous nous sommes efforcs de suivre le mieux que nous puissions ses conseils tant persuad qu'il tait de son vivant le porte-parole de Dieu sur la terre. Il restera dans notre mmoire et dans nos coeurs un modle suivre.
    Nous prions sa famille immdiate et tous nos frres et soeurs, membres du Royaume de notre Pre Cleste sur la terre, L'Eglise de Jsus-Christ des Saints des Derniers Jours, d'accepter nos sympathies les plus vives

    Leonorah, Yanni, Frederique & Arteveld Pierre Jerome
    Brockton, MA

  • Cherie Lynnae Whitaker
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:48 a.m.

    "God be with you till we meet again;
    Ended when for you earths story,
    Israels chariot sweep to glory;
    God be with you till we meet again."

    God has blessed us all who knew him or of him and his beautiful wife Majorie.

    My heart felt tears and love are with the Hinckley family and friends, and to all those touched by his life.

    Thank you Heavenly Father for sending us this special prophet!


  • Shawn Webb
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:46 a.m.

    I want to be just like President Hinkley, because he is a man that did it right. I am so happy for his sweet reunion with the billions on the other side of the veil. The church is true and nothing can stop the work from progressing. I sure will miss President Hinkley, but I know he would want us to act and go to work. I love him. he was not just a man, he was a prophet of God!!

  • Ricks
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:45 a.m.

    May is family know the world is with them and more that 13 million people pray that the spirt may be with them.

  • Jeremy - SLC
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:45 a.m.

    Farewell our beloved associate. You will be missed.

  • mel
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:45 a.m.

    The world will truely miss this wonderful man. I believe he has joined his sweet wife - what a joyfull reunion!!!

  • Vili Katoa - Torrance, CA.
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:41 a.m.

    I first want to say how blessed and grateful I am to have known a more wonderful person to be a leader of todays world than President Gordon B. Hinckley. I am happy for him. I am grateful for his guidance. And for his Love for the Gospel. He will be missed. God Be With You Til We Meet Again. Otua Ofa Atu.

    Bro. Vili Katoa

  • Lori Williams, Illinois
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:40 a.m.

    I came back to the church shortly after President Hinckley became President of the church. His words and service have inspired me throughout the years. He was a great man and I am sure he was rejoicing as he re-joined his wife. We are mourning the loss of a great man, but rejoicing his life. You will be truly missed by millions.

  • Gary Magid, Westland, MI
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:39 a.m.

    President Hinkley is the only President of the Church that I have known. I was baptized about a year after he was sustained as the President of the Church. As soon as I heard him speak for the first time I knew that he was a Prophet of the Lord. I loved to hear him speak about doctrine and anticipate his wit. I will miss him, but am grateful that he is now out of his pain and with his wife in eternity.

  • The Spencer Family, S. Jordan Ut
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:40 a.m.

    Mark Twain once said:
    "Let us endeavor to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry."
    I believe that anyone and everyone who knew President Hinckley will mourn the loss of so great a leader and example. Our family is proud of all that President Hinckley has done for not only the people of the Church or the people of Utah, but for all people aroung the world. It is with a mixture of sadness and joy that we mourn him and reflect on his wonderful and inspirational life.
    God be with you and with your family at this time.

  • The BYBEE Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:36 a.m.

    You brought so so much dept and meaningfulness to the LDS church in all your teachings. You have as well touched the lives and hearts of millions.
    Dear Presisent Hinckley, you were one of the most spiritual Prophets who has ever lived upon this earth. You will be so deeply missed by everyone who was touched spiritually by your loving spirit.
    We will always remember your wonderful sense of humor, which was always truly appreciated.
    We are happy that you have been reunited with your one and only, beloved Marjorie.

    Thank you for your love and guidance. Until we meet again...Many hugs!

  • Mary Barrett, Mauston, Wi
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:37 a.m.

    For myself and my family I would like to express my great appreciation and love for our Prophet. What an excellent example he was to our family, especially to our children. I'm happy that he is reunited with the love of his life, but he will be missed. My prayers are with his family. I so appreciate President Hinkley's service for us as a people but also as a wonderful ambassador to the world.

  • Julie of Parker Colorado
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:35 a.m.

    I join in with all my brothers and sisters from accross the world to bid farwell to our beloved prophet. You will be missed. Thank you for you inspired messages and your unwavering faith. You are my hero!

  • Nigel (UK)
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:35 a.m.

    Thank you for who you are for what you are and for why you are. Thank you for where you have been. Thank you for all that you have given and for the grace and love it was given in. Thank you for truly being a representative of Jesus Christ in word and deed.

  • AZ Mom of 4
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:32 a.m.

    In 1997 Pres Hinckley presided over an area conference in Denver. We were living in Colorado Springs at the time, and wanting my small children to see our prophet in person, we drove to the arena for the conference. The arena was full, so we had to sit in the overflow outside and watch on closed circuit TV. Above where we were seated was a reception room with large windows. Prior to the start of the conference, Pres. Hinckley came to the windows and waved to all of us seated outside. My children who were 3,4,6 & 9 were convinced he was waving to them personally- which he surely was. After he spoke, my 9 year old son leaned over and said, "Mom, I never knew Pres. Hinckley had such a good sense of humor!" Since that time, my children have felt a very personal connection to him and we have loved him and tried to follow him in all we have done. We'll sorely miss this good and humble man, but oh, what a reunion he must have had on the other side with his beloved Marjorie. Our prayers are with his family. He has richly blessed us all.

  • Phil Johnson, Colorado
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:30 a.m.

    I am so greatful for the many messages given by President Hinkley and for his wise counsel. I will never forget sitting at his feet in the many Conferences. His great work. I know that truely He is a Prophet of the Living God and that he was called by him to accomplish the marvelous work he has done on this Earth. Thank you for your wonderful example and May our Heavenly Father bless you and your sweetheart through out all eternity. May your family be comforted with a sure knowleged that all is well.

  • Bob Mullins - Logan Utah
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:30 a.m.

    President Hinckley has done so much good for the Lords anointed and the world. Though his life just short of centenarian, not many could have accomplished what he has in his century here on earth.

    With the Temples dedicated and the work of the Lord going forward, his star will be a match with the seventeen jeweled stars crowning the Holy of Holies in the Salt Lake Temple.

    As the fifteenth President of the Lords Church and Kingdom here on earth, his fulfillment of revelations given to Joseph Smith in bringing the Church forth out of obscurity and out of darkness has been an impact for good to this great Faith born in the Americas.

    As the Lord has said to those who have returned to him beyond the vail, "Well done Though good and Faithfull servant, enter ye into the joy of the Lord." so it is with Gordon Bitner Hinckley.

  • Jocelyn Tan
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:29 a.m.

    President Hinckley had been a great inspiration and a force behind my keeping to the straight and narrow. I have never seen the man - but I have a strong testimony of his being a true prophet. I had hoped to travel from Toronto to Utah this year just to hear him speak. I have been inactive many times in the past and truly "do not procrastinate the day of your salvation." Although I have been active in church for the past year, I regret the days, months and even years I've lost for the opportunity to hear the prophet speak. He will continue to speak to my heart though. While we will surely miss him, he is now joyously in the company of his wife and the rest of his eternal family with his beloved boss - Jesus Christ whom he had served whole-heartedly in his lifetime

  • The Judd family, Tacoma, WA
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:24 a.m.

    We would like to thank President Hinkley for his service, example and valued work. We congratulate his exhaltation. And appreiciate how the world has benefitted while he was here. May your family be comforted at this time of His passing.

  • corinne mcdonnell
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:24 a.m.

    I will miss you and I love you. Thank you for coming to Alaska. Just think I was a foot away from you when you wave good bye in went into the small white car.

    a Lamanite from Alaska

  • Mark Beckstead
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:23 a.m.

    Anything that I say at this time will surely feel inadequate to express my feeling for President Hinckley. He was the president of the church when I was converted, my wife's and I first visit to a temple and obviously our eternal marriage.
    He was honored by many of and not of LDS membership. He loved the saints and expressed this love in many discourses, these I will truly miss. Those who have gone on before us will now benefit his presents and love.

    Mark Beckstead
    Yucaipa, Ca.

  • Craig
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:20 a.m.

    This was a man...

  • Noel Carville, Portadown, N. Ire
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:15 a.m.

    President Gordon B. Hinckley was an Inspiration to us all, and a true Prophet of God. I pray for his Family, who will miss him most, but I know that he will be very happy at his Joyous re-union with his Beloved Wife!

  • Chrissie in South Wales
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:13 a.m.

    I was honoured to be in the Celestial Room of the Preston, England Temple with him when it was dedicated. I was overwhelmed by the spirit on that occasion. I remember his good and loving nature, his sense of humour, and also his absolute authority and reverence when it came to the dedication itself. What a wonderful man. I shall miss him.

  • Christensen Family, Idaho Falls
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:13 a.m.

    Praise be to a wonderful and humble man! It is with a heavy, but joyful heart to know that our wonderful prophet is finally reunited with his loving companion. We, as Church members, hate to see such a lovely spirit leave us, but we know that his legacy of work here on earth will endure forever!

    Until we meet again, We love and miss you!

  • chuck, cincinnati
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:11 a.m.

    Dear President Hinkley, I have not been as active in Church as I know I should be. However, I will never forget your powerful spirit and messages that you have shared and delivered as a true prophet of God. ! have loved you as my General Authority and I will surely miss you. Now rest in peace until the Second Coming. Sincerely, Elder Simon

  • Anthony Pitcher
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:02 a.m.

    Many thoughts and feeling bounce around at this time. All and All the enourmous heart and open mind this man has inspires myself to be a good person. Not because of the faith he belonged to but because of his presence of truth, faith and Genuine Love for every thing this life had to offer. Amazing Man.

    With much Love Given much Love is Given Back.

  • Brent Myers
    Jan. 28, 2008 10:00 a.m.

    We are saddened by the passing of a great leader. At the same time we are happy that he is now with his beloved wife. He will be greatly missed by people from all walks of life and from all parts of the World. He truly brought the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the knowledge of people around the globe.

    We will miss him but are happy with the knowledge that the Leadership of the Church is in the hands of the Lord and the Council of the twelve appostles.

  • Leuina E. Gisa
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:59 a.m.

    How we love this GREAT Man!!! Thank you for your great examples, Compassionate service, and words of wisdom...Your Legacy will always be remembered. May your reunion w/ your loved ones on the other side will be joyful n' sweet.... We love n' miss you our dear Prophet.

  • Jeanne Brown
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:58 a.m.

    And how do we honor the memory of such a great man? He brought us temples and asked us to use them more often, so we will. He set the standard for charity to all nations, so we must continue to donate and reach out in love to those in distress. He pleaded with us to be kind and loving to all mankind, to behave like true Christians, and so we will leave our political, religious and social differences behind us. He counseled us to be free of debt and leave the entrapments of the world behind. There is no better way to honor this prophet of God than to heed his counsel and "get to work"! When we honor him, we honor God.

  • The Turley Family, Boise
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:55 a.m.

    Well Done Thou Good and Faithful Servant. Welcome home.

    We Love you Pres Hinckley. Thank you for your guidance and direction We will miss you, but will see you again.

  • Ryan Hawkins
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:54 a.m.

    Thank you President Hinckley for all you have done.

    You will be missed.

  • Williams Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:53 a.m.

    President Hinckley was the president of my youth- the beloved man who guided the Church and represented it ably to inquiring media and public across the world.

    As a church member living in Washington DC, I am grateful for his missionary efforts and also for his humble leadership.

    My life is richer for his example of Christ-like discipleship.

  • The Blackett Family, Las Vegas
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:50 a.m.

    Thank You, President Hinckley for your inspired leadership and love for not only LDS members but for anyone of any faith. Your example has changed my life, I am sad that my boys will only hear stories of you, but life is eternal and you have taught us all to have an eternal perspective. Our family will miss seeing you at the pulpit every 6 months at General Conference. Your humor will surely be missed as well. I'm sure the heavenly homecoming was something splendid and remarkable. You will be missed by many but the work will go on as you would have it to do.

    Thank You!!!

  • Mike & Kathy
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:49 a.m.

    He is an example of enduring WELL to the end. Happy Day All is Well. How blessed we were to live during his administration. Thank you President Hinckley

  • Havican Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:49 a.m.

    We love and respect you President Hinckley. You have been an inspiration to all of our family. We will miss you. We appreciate your example of service and devotion to the Lord. We know you are happily with Marjorie again and we pray the Lord's comfort be with your family.

  • The Barney Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:38 a.m.

    Thank You, President Hinckley for your wonderful and great leadership. Our family will always remember your genuine and loving spirit. You were definitely a man of endless love for others. You have as well made the world a better place for all mankind because of who you were. We are happy that you have been reunited with your beloved wife, Marjorie once again. We know that you were anxious to be by her side once again. May God bless you both.

    Our deepest prayers go to your wonderful family.

  • Griselda Noyola
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:20 a.m.

    After I received the news from my son Jacobs call, I got in to my knees and preyed, I sow great rejoice and happiness in Heaven, angels with trumpeters announcing President Hinckleys arrive, a hush congregation was waiting on him, specially his beloved family, I could see our Heavenly Father with Jesus Christ walking to meet President Hinckley, hugging him and saying: Well done, welcome home! Every body celebrating and greeting him, he is very, but very happy to be there.

    I had the privilege to meat President Hinckley and wife, sacked his hands in Mexico Citys Temple Benediction by that time he wasnt president of the church, later on, I sow him as president of the Church in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. He was one of the grates men lived on earth.

    Thank you for all your love, time and effort.

  • Tusi Simeona
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:17 a.m.

    We love this great man. The minute we heard about his passing away, i gathered my children together and we said a prayer. You were an inspiration and a guiding light in our lives. We love you

  • H Jaime
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:16 a.m.

    Im so sad because his die, I miss his teaching words of wisdom and example. The President Hinckley is now in the rigth site in the heaven. We will miss you.

  • Larry Pulsipher
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:14 a.m.

    My sweet daughter, Danielle texted me Sunday, Jan 27th, at 7:55 PM, MST advising me of President Hinckleys passing. My wife and I were attending a regional meeting in St George when the text message came. What a great man who was loved by many. My first memories of Pres Hinckley were listening to conference talks on "reel to reel tapes" while serving a mission to Norway in the early 60's. His voice was always calm and comforting and gave advice that I remember to this day. It is comforting knowing that he is welcomed by his lovely wife, Marjorie. We love you and will miss your wise counsel and advice. God speed.

  • Juan Arag´┐Żn Guatemala
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:03 a.m.

    Gracias por todo Presidente. Siempre te recodaremos.
    Thank you for everything President. We'll always remember you.

  • Rachel
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:01 a.m.

    His example has shown me how to be a friend and a Christian. Tampa, Florida

  • The Pollock Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:00 a.m.

    Oh how we loved President Hinckley. He was one of the worlds greatest prophets that has ever lived and dwelled on this earth. President Hinckley always had a wonderful jolly spirit about him. We will truly miss this wonderful man. My family looks forward to the day of seeing him again.


  • Lewis from Newton Upper Falls
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:00 a.m.

    What a wonderful man, leader and had a great sense of humor!

    When serving my mission in Alaska in 1978, President Hinckley visited our mission and met most of the missionaries in Anchorage. When introduced he looked at my name tag and said: "Elder Frost you're in the right place"!

  • Rains Gang WA State
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:55 a.m.

    Even though we are sad at the passing of our beloved Prophet President Gorden B Hinckley, WE all know how much He loved his Marjorie,and how she loved and adored him.
    To know He and his sweet-sweet Marjorie are at last together again. OH, how thankful I am for this church for the restoration of the Gospel, and my testimony of Eternal Families.
    We add our testimony, We know the Gospel is true, that President Hinckley is a Prophet of God, we will see him again-We know He and Marjorie are together again, Oh, can't you just see them together again, what joy this brings me. Knowing that not only Marjorie but his family and friends were there waiting for him.
    Can you hear the Savior saying to President Hinckley "Well done my faithful servant...well done.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hinckley family, and the Saints around the world, as we all mourn together, let us remember, this is all part of the Great Plan, the Work will continue His word will continue to go forth.....

    Love from the,
    Rains Gang
    WA State

  • Chantelle in New York
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:54 a.m.

    What a wonderful man! I will miss his sweet words of incouragement and incredible sense of humor. I am so thankful that he was the Prophet during my teenage years. I looked forward to every General Conference. His messages made me want to try harder to be better. I am so happy he is able to be with his darling wife right now. I look forward to seeing him again on the other side. We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet! We will miss you Pres. Hinckley!

  • James in Maine
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:52 a.m.

    Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than spoken words.

    I hang my head in silence and sadness at the passing of a truly great man.

    God Speed, Sir... God Speed.

  • John Carlson
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:51 a.m.

    How can one express how much this great prophet meant to not only the Church, the world and my family, but to all humanity. I loved him. He was my hero! The Carlson family will always remember his humor and love for people. My son said something to me last night that I had not thought of. He is 21 years old and said dad President Hinckley is the only prophet Ive known. It will be that way for all the youth of the church. He will be missed, but the joy of reunion must have been exceptional. We the Carlson family, rejoice in his life and thank the Lord for such a great leader, mentor, friend and prophet.

    Folsom, CA

  • Bill from South Dakota
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:49 a.m.

    I and my family will miss President Hinkley. As I heard the news my first thouht was of the glorious reunion that must be taking place as he joins his eternal companion in paradise. I only hope that I to can endure faithfully to the end.

  • Cameron
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:42 a.m.

    Thanks for keeping me on the right path growing up. I listened attentively to your talks and read your words many times. I owe much of what I am today to you. Thank you. You will be missed.

  • Kris
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:39 a.m.

    We will all miss you President Hinckley. The world is in Mourning for you. I hope you are with your wife Marjorie and having a wonderful reunion with President Faust. You are beloved!

  • JD
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:39 a.m.

    Thank you for your service and love. You will always inspire me and many more to come.

    Columbia, SC

  • Margie D from Pleasant Hill, CA
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:31 a.m.

    "...Until we meet again my friend, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand." Godspeed President Hinckley. I miss you so much already.

  • Mark Reese
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:29 a.m.

    God bless you President Hinckley. I will miss you, our family will miss you. Thank you for your many years of diligent and compassionate service, your insightful and indelible words of wisdom, and the wonderful example you have been to young and old. God bless the Mormon faith to continue to move forward and follow the course you have set so that one day we can all return home with honor as you have done. We love you and miss you.

    The Reese family
    Draper, UT

  • Jeanie
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:27 a.m.

    Our family will miss hearing President Hinckley at conference, being inspired by his words and lifted by his wonderful sense of humor. What a unique and wonderful man--it is no wonder he was so loved by many the world over. He can now join his beloved Marjorie.

    Geneva, Switzerland

  • A Great Soul
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:25 a.m.

    a great soul has passed on. Few men were admired and respected world wide by church members as well as national and international leaders as was pres Hinckley. How do you fill such a void?

  • Lance
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:23 a.m.

    It's hard to imagine the church without President Hinckley. He was more than a great leader, he was a great human being. His personality and demeanor did wonders for the church, but more importantly for my own family. Although my five year old daughter only had the privilege to see him on tv and his smiling face in the Ensign, she was nearly unconsolable at the news of his passing. He will truly be missed!

  • Chicago
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:20 a.m.

    Thanks to President Hinckley, we live in a better world. -- The Thomas family

  • Aleta Vetter
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:19 a.m.

    At President Hinckley's first news conference in the Joseph Smith Building following announcement of his new resposibilities as President of the LDS Church, he was asked to describe the focus of his ministry. He answered, "Carry On." I think that is the best way we can honor and remember our beloved Prophet Leader by making "Carry On" our personal motto. "Carry on" in the work President Hinckley so diligently, brilliantly, inspirationally set the pace, remembering, as he did, the debt we owe to our "pioneer forbears" while we each do our part to prepare the world for the Savior's return.
    Following a 1998 meeting honoring Sister Hinckley, my husband and I rode down the elevator with President and Sister Hinckley. This was shortly after their trip to Ghana in which he announced the Temple in that country. I asked President Hinkley where he would be going next, and with typical Hinckleyesque wit he answered "To bed, I hope!"

    Dear President Hinckley, Enjoy a brief, well-deserved rest and reunion with your beloved Margorie before you don your "roller skates" again and get back to work in the Spirit World.
    How we love you!
    Aleta and Bern Vetter and family

  • R Musser
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:17 a.m.

    As much as the world will miss this amazing Prophet, my first thought was, "What a happy and wonderful reunion he is having with Marjorie."

    " 'Till we meet again..."

    Long Beach, CA

  • Linda
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:05 a.m.

    Well done thou good and faithful servant.

  • Brenda Dowst
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:54 a.m.

    I am so grateful for the many years Pres. Hinckley dedicated to the betterment of the Church and all mankind. Heaven will be a better place with him in it. Well done, good and faithful servant. May your reunions be joyous and numerous.

    New Glasgow Branch,
    New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

  • Jake
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:51 a.m.

    Praise to the man. He was so positive, and so full of love; such and example to all. I cried when I heard of his passing, but he was a great man, who lived an exemplary life. I grew into the gospel while he was the prophet. I will miss him, but I am happy he can reunite with his wife. Death has no victory through Jesus Christ.

  • J. Lowe
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:50 a.m.

    Thank you, President Hinckley, for inspiring me to be the best I can be, in spirit, word, thought, deed, as a person and daughter of our Heavenly Father, and as a mother. I have always felt the warmth of the Savior's love and protection, knowing you were near and here to guide and protect me and my loved ones. You have taken a large part of me with you. I will miss you very much. Till we meet again...

  • Blessed Concert in Arizona
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:50 a.m.

    President Hinkley,
    Thank you for your service, not only to the Church but to the country as well. The world has lost a wonderful man.

    My family has been blessed by your revelations and proclimations, and you will be forever in our hearts and minds.

  • Fiona Ivey
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:46 a.m.

    I spent the last 2 years reading his works getting to know him. What a great man i found, an everyday man like you or i. I loved him dearly and am so happy now that he is reunited with his sweetheart.He served us so well. Thankyou.

  • Idaho
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:35 a.m.

    We visited Cove Fort as a family quite by accident once, and learned of the Hinckley family connection to that place. I could feel that it was sacred ground. President Hinckley will be missed by so many, and we send sympathy to all of his family members and those who knew and worked with him closely.

  • lilia from Bulgaria
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:28 a.m.

    THANK YOU PRESIDENT HINCKLY for yor service. YOU are beloved prophet.THNK YOU for the good expample you were for all of us.
    You will be messed from all ove the world.

  • Eugene Powell Till
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:25 a.m.

    Tears roll down my face as many shared events are recalled. Thank you for being my friend and prophet. I love you.... Gene

  • Kenneth Hoover
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:22 a.m.

    I love you President Hinckley..I too will greatly miss you. Thank you. I will miss your love of God, your dedication to His great cause, and the kind and humorous way you inspired us to live. Thank you, our dear Prophet!!!

  • Teresa in Colorado
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:21 a.m.

    I just want this morning to live honoring President Hinckley's legacy. To be just a little bit of what he was, to truly "stand a little taller", would make anyone a better person. I'm teaching the Book of Mormon Gospel Doctrine class this year. I think this Sunday I will challenge the class to, once again, read the Book of Mormon in four months as a tribute to our beloved friend and leader.

  • Tom N
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:19 a.m.

    Thank you Pres. Hinckley for all your wonderful service here and especially for the Manhattan NY Yemple. We love you for that wonderful gift.

  • Matt
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:05 a.m.

    Thank you. You have helped us to raise our family, to love to serve, to be joyful, to walk in faith. I pray for your family and am saddened that you are gone. Thank you for showing us what living a Christlike life looks like.

    We love you in Austin.

  • Alberto Gulino
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:52 a.m.

    Thank you President Hinckly, for your service and love. Our beloved prophet will be missed but his joy is full as he is reunited with others who love him.

  • Kenneth J.
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:50 a.m.

    I will truely miss this great man. His Conference talks always lifted my up and made me feel as if he was talking directly to me. He was my guiding light and Prophet. President Hinkley, you will be truely missed. I love you.

    San Antonio, Texas East Stake
    Woodlake Ward

  • chloe
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:43 a.m.

    thanks for your kind leadership!god bless u

  • Erica
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:39 a.m.

    Today I will announce the passing of our prophet to 20 youth. We will hold our own memorial service with youth who love and respect and honor a man who asked them to stand for something, to be smart and humble at the same time, to be worthy for things higher and better than the world ever gives them. Yes, we will miss his quick wit and the way he was always in touch with our needs long after he had conquered his own Goliaths. He was 97 in years but ageless in compassion and insight. We will love and support Pres. Monson as his successor and know Pres. Hinckley is being welcomed by all the "leaves" who left before him.

  • The Roller Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:28 a.m.

    President Hinckley, you have blessed our family beyond measure, we sorrow at your passing and will greatly miss your leadership, but rejoice in your reunification with your sweet wife and your hearing our Savior say "Well done, good and faithful servant."

  • Joy
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:19 a.m.

    We have been blessed to have been taught by a Prophet of God. May we always remember to do as he counseled many times, "to do a little better each day." We Thank Thee Oh God, for a Prophet. God Bless his family and God Bless all those who worked with him.

  • Exa Ruth Bodiford
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:11 a.m.

    I want to extend my deepest sympathies to the Hinckley Family and to church members through out the world.

    I was at the dedication of the Lubbock Temple. What an experience to see the Prophet in person.

    Midland Second Ward
    Odessa Texas Stake
    Midland, Texas

    President Hinckley I love you.

  • jackie
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:09 a.m.

    Please, those of you who visit this site with a less than positive attitude, I ask respectfully, Not here, Not today. Gordon B. Hinckley is a man who is loved and revered by millions of people and we mourn his loss. I must admit that I cried upon hearing the news but I am not sad, because I know where he is and that he is happy.
    President Hinckley, God be with you till we meet again!

  • William Hunt Family
    Jan. 28, 2008 6:08 a.m.

    We love our dear Prophet President Gordon B Hinckley.We pray for comfort for his family.
    We know he is a Prophet of God and is in his
    loving arms now. We are happy he is with his
    dear wife now. We thank him for all he has
    taught us and the pure love of Christ that
    he had for his fellow man.

  • Heidi in Arkansas
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:46 a.m.

    Our family will truly miss President Hinckley. My husband doesn't cry much, but he did get teary-eyed last night when we found out that he had passed on to the Spirit World. What a remarkable man he was, and was loved by all.

  • Mark W.
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:33 a.m.

    President Hinckley, I will miss you, especially at Conference time. You lifted and inspired me, made me laugh, made me shed tears of conviction and love for my Savior, my family and my fellow man. Your words and sentences were so eloquent, like a song your voice and inflections, your comedic timing, your countenance, everything enhanced your well chosen words even more. I loved to hear your talks. You were a Prophet. A Prophet has passed. God bless the memory of Gordon B. Hinckley.

  • Barry - California
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:28 a.m.

    President Hinckley was one of the major determinants in my decision to join the Church. His simple faith, his wisdom and his love for everyone, member or no, touched something in me. Even though I never had the pleasure of meeting him I truly feel that I have lost a great and true friend.

  • Ryans, Evans
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:14 a.m.

    How appropriate that after the many years of doing the Lord's work he is called home to the Lord on the Lord's day. The Sabbath. The day of rest. May this wonderful man and Prophet enjoy being reunited with his sweetheart Marjorie. And we do Thank Thee O God for a Prophet.

  • DTS in China
    Jan. 28, 2008 5:00 a.m.

    I remember when he, an apostle at the time, came to visit my small branch in Malaysia. Just two weeks later I was in Virginia and he was there to organize a stake. I sat right up front, and he said, "I was just in Malaysia visiting the good saints there..." He looked right at me, and I was sure he was going to say," and YOU were there!" Of course, that's not what happened, but having the privilege of sitting at his feet and being taught gospel truths two times in such a short span was truly a privilege. I love President Hinckley and will miss him with all my heart.

  • Anne Flinders, Orem, Utah
    Jan. 28, 2008 4:05 a.m.

    At the last session of the Nauvoo temple dedication in 2002, President Hinckley mentioned that he hoped to someday meet the Prophet Joseph, so that he could report what he had done with the church while it was under his watch; and with tears he said, "I hope that Joseph will be pleased with what I have done. I have tried my very best."

    Praise to the Man!

  • Lynda
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:45 a.m.

    A sad day for the LDS world wide, especially the family and close friends of our beloved prophet. May he rest in peace beside his beloved Marjorie.
    His legacy will live on.

  • Liz Grant
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:40 a.m.

    I remember with fondness his visits to Chorley, England. His dedication of the Preston Temple and the joy we all experienced with him on subsequent visits - driving around in the little electric cart - waving to the people and giving his security nightmares!! We have him to thank for a Temple, Chapel, MTC and accommodation all in a wonderfully landscaped site. He truly loved the area and the people where he served in Preston on his mission.

    A mixture of sadness at his passing but joy in the knowledge of his reunion with his beloved Marjory - they were complete together. Now they are again. Thank you President Hinckley for the love and example to the world - they did not know he was their prophet too but loved him for his goodness.
    The Prophet Joseph Smith will have much to discuss with him, they have much in common. Thanks and love to his family who shared him with us all. "Hail to the Prophet ascended to Heaven"
    Livingston, Scotland

  • Lillian B. Anhder
    Jan. 28, 2008 3:37 a.m.

    I am saddened with the death of our beloved Prophet. My sister Dorothy Perry and her husband Don Perry lived in Governor Plaza Condos at the same time as President Hinckly and Marjorie before they moved to the downtown appartments. My sister was totally blind, and they were both so good to her, especially after her husband passed away. I did meet Marjorie in her one day when she was visiting my sister. She remained a good friend to my sister right up to the time my sister passed away. They were both so caring and good to her. I loved our Prophet and he will be missed, but thankful that he could be with us for 96 years, and happy he is reunited with his beloved wife. Love,Lillian B.Anhder Orem, Utah

  • Sara in Seoul, Korea
    Jan. 28, 2008 2:36 a.m.

    Thanks to the marvels of the Internet, we can express our love and grief at the loss of our Prophet from all areas on this planet. He has had an unbelievable impact on me for decades.

    Daily, we observe the lives and good works of Korean saints. We were in the midst of thousands of faithful Korean saints in Seoul, gathered in summer 2005 with Pres. Hinckley, to celebrate 50 years of the LDS church in Korea. I can testify to his world-wide influence for good, setting a high example in many ways.

    I miss him already, but am comforted to know that we will reunite in a better place someday, and that he has, at last, rejoined his eternal companion and other family members.

    It is our challenge now, to continue to follow our Prophet's counsel to always "just do the best you can" to live a quality Christ-like life.

  • Ron Luce
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:45 a.m.

    I listened to a great man with a big heart with a lot of love in his heart.
    Sorry to see him leave the place i believe he felt where he was most at home with. Teaching about Love and Compassion.
    RIP. he was a great man
    My heart goes out for all the LDS faith people that loved him so much.

    Signed a person that still has an heart for everyone,
    Athiest and ex mormon. I believe I learned this from a great man.

  • Aaron - Washington
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:31 a.m.

    We thank thee oh God for a Prophet. President Hinckley. Your legacy and love will always be remembered. Your example has forever and will continue forever to shape and change my everyday life. Thank you. Thank you. May your reunion on the other side be sweet. We love you and will never forget the things that the Lord taught us through you. Till we meet again. With Love.

  • Bobbie in Texas
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:27 a.m.

    I know there is a great reunion going on tonight across the veil with our Saviour Jesus Christ, Sister Hinckley, with family, ancestors, and friends who have gone before, but also with all the prophets that have gone before as well. One of Heavenly Father's sons is safely home again.

    Thank you, President Hinckley, for your excellent humble example. You kept the faith, touched many lives, and did the Lord's work throughout your life and endured to the very end. I know you will rest in peace tonight and always. I also know that our Saviour will have more work for you across the veil. You will be missed on this side of the veil.

    To President Hinckley's family and friends, I pray the Comforter will be with you through these difficult days. We mourn with you.

    Sincerely yours,
    Bobbie Hollis
    Odessa 2nd Ward
    Odessa Texas Stake
    Odessa, Texas

  • Jenny Stokes
    Jan. 28, 2008 1:02 a.m.

    May you enjoy your time spent now with your beloved Marjorie. You have left behind a great legacy for those you have trained so well to follow in the Savior's footsteps. Your love, example, your teachings and your testimony have fired up generations to let their light shine forth and to spread the Gospel across the world. You have put the Temple within reach of so many millions more people so that millions can enjoy the fulness of the Gospel. President Hinckley you have reached out to our youth with love but with firm guidelines in these difficult times and I thank you as a mother of 7. Your counsel has comforted me so often and lifted me up as did your challenge to our family to read the Book of Mormon. What a blessing that was! Your personal witness of Jesus Christ has been a powerful witness in the life of my family, particularly in the lives of my two missionary sons.I attended your solemn assembly and was deeply moved by the Spirit. May your family and friends be comforted and blessed at this time. We love you and will miss you.

    Jenny Stokes Windaroo Ward Brisbane Australia

  • Janet
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:59 a.m.

    Your light will always shine in my heart.

  • Holady Family-Oregon
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:55 a.m.

    Thank-you President Hinckley for a life of LOVE & SERVICE. May your reunion be sweet with your good wife. We will always remember fondness and love. May we also remember your counsel and example. Godspeed Dear President

  • Eric Satersmoen
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:49 a.m.

    Thank you for everything Pres. Hinckley. You will be missed and remembered around the world!

  • RJ Navarro
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:45 a.m.

    The moment my bestfriend texted me the news, I went straight to the net to confirm it. After, tears fell from my eyes knowing that a GREAT and A BELOVED LEADER has passed away...

    Pres. Hinckley will always be remembered so dearly. I love him and he is an inspiring man of God!

  • David Kwan in Idaho
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:42 a.m.

    I know, by the power of the Holy Ghost, that Gordon B. Hinckley was a prophet of God. His love, his kindness, his wit, his humor, his skill in communicating, his frankness, his powerful positivity, his compassion, his sincere concern, his faith, and his determination and passion to serve God with all of his soul truly has brought us all closer to our Savior Jesus Christ.

    I am sure the Lord will forever remember President Hinckley as one of His good and faithful servants. What an inspiration. The Lord, through this wonderful and humble servant, has brought me closer to Heaven. May God bless Gordon B. Hinckley, and his family--forever. May we all continue the great work of God with the same ferver, conviction, and focus that President Hinckley displayed in his faith-filled lifetime.

  • Fabiana in California
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:41 a.m.

    We will miss you, but your teachings, example and love for us will be here for ever. Thank you prophet! We love you.

  • Robyn Spence
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:29 a.m.

    Thank you President Hinckley for all the love you have shown us and for your intelligent and wonderful teachings. Love and comfort to all your family and friends.

    'Till we meet again'.

    Robyn Spence, Leura Ward, Blue Mountains, Australia

  • Jared
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:27 a.m.

    He was a prophet and a great man and will be missed.

  • Ryan in southwest FL
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:24 a.m.

    What a reunion you must be having with Sister Hinckley and your family up above. So many members of the Church know no other prophet. You have truly inspired and will be missed by millions. You are a brilliant example of a follower of Jesus Christ. We love you President Hinckley! God bless your family at this time of grief.

  • Truly missed from Hawaii
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:24 a.m.

    Here is Laie, people have a strong love for a prophet who knew many of us by name. He will be missed, but his example will live on.

    We're grateful to have had him as long as we did.

    Aloha 'oe

  • Keluma
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:20 a.m.

    Although we have lost a global treasure, Prophet Hinckley's legacy will continue to guide us and our future generations. His immense devotion to Our Savior and The Gospel has proven to be a wonderful example for all of us to follow. His dedication to The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints sets the tone for the world to know of the good influence this church has over the earth. With much gratitude for the selfless service of such a wonderful, we send our love to the Hinckely family.

  • Kathleen
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:19 a.m.

    We all feel a sense of relief that you are once again united with your beloved Marjorie--while at the same time acknowledging that this world has lost a shining light of pure goodness.

    We will always remember--and feel humbled by--your great example.

    'Til we meet again....

  • daniel
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:14 a.m.

    even though i do not see eye to eye in some doctrinal principles with the LDS church, i do appreciate pres hincklesy example. I know he served his church, community, and this nation. I am deeply saddened for the loss of a wonderful man like him. I met him about 4 years ago and actually had a conversation with him while I was investigatin the church. There was something definately different about him. Rest in peace mr. hinckley

  • Tamera Morris
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:09 a.m.

    Thank you President Hinckley for your service
    to all of us and to our Father in Heaven. We
    will miss you dearly. We are happy to know that
    you are with Sister Hinckley now and forever!
    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    We will always remember what you told us - to forget ourselves and get to work.
    With graditude and love,
    The Morris Family from the Land Down Under,
    Tamera, Don and Caitlin
    Perth Western Australia Mission, Mandurah Ward.

  • Jack
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:09 a.m.

    We love you and will miss you. See you again soon I hope.

  • Blake in Arizona
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:06 a.m.

    I received notification by text message at 8:24 PM MST! The word traveled really fast of his passing! My sister also heard via text message at about the same time! I think this may have been how many others received message of his passing! We will miss President Hinckley! He was a wonderful man and we will never forget him!

  • Susan
    Jan. 28, 2008 12:01 a.m.

    I will miss you more than words can say. Thank you for your leadership, your love, your humility, your strength and courage, your unwavering devotion to the Lord and His Church. I am happy you are reunited with your beloved Marjorie. God bless your family and loved ones. We all knew this was coming, but there's no way to really prepare for the deep feeling of loss. You were truly a giant.

  • Nakila 'Ohana
    Jan. 27, 2008 11:57 p.m.

    What a sad and mournful day it is!! We have truly lost a great leader, prophet and friend. We will truly miss our BELOVED prophet!! Aloha 'oe, until we meet again.