Elder Ronald E. Poelman dies at 83

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  • ThinksIThink SEATTLE, WA
    Nov. 22, 2011 8:51 p.m.

    I agree, his 1984 GC talk was one of the best I've heard, but you have to see the original version. You can google it to see the original. The official version was changed and re-recorded after conference and had some substantial changes.

    He was an insightful and encouraging man. My condolences to his family.

  • McFarland Clovis, Ca
    Nov. 22, 2011 11:32 a.m.

    After reading various comments here, I went and read his 1984 GC talk. It was great, thanks for the recommendation.

  • christoph Brigham City, UT
    Nov. 22, 2011 9:14 a.m.

    In spring of 1992, he spoke at the MTC and the only thing I remember him saying was our faith would sky rocket if we would do one simple little thing: at the end of our prayers, testimonies and talks, if we would say the Lord's name a little more reverently, thoughtfully, carefully-----we would be amazed at what that does to our faith. Interesting what two or three extra seconds of reverence can do in our lives. Thanks for the little hint.

  • paulw Springville, UT
    Nov. 22, 2011 7:30 a.m.

    To greater or lesser degrees, General Authorities minister to the needs of the flock (in addition to administering the organization). Elder Poelman's ministry greatly benefitted many of us in ways no other General Authority would do, and I am grateful for his life.

  • bobosmom small town, Nebraska
    Nov. 21, 2011 10:50 p.m.

    So sorry to hear of his passing. My condolances to the family. I have loved his wife books.

  • Mr. One Two Layton, UT
    Nov. 21, 2011 8:14 p.m.

    Can't recommend Poleman's 1984 GC talk enough (look up the original... not the re-edited version). Poleman was one of the best... Too bad more of our leaders aren't like him.

  • Honest Abe Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 21, 2011 7:46 p.m.

    I just gave a copy of The Simeon Solution, written by his wife, to a friend of mine. Their life is a wonderful, amazing story! My condolences to the family. Thank you for your wonderful examples!!!

  • Morgan_Freeman's_Voice Provo, Zion
    Nov. 21, 2011 6:58 p.m.

    His 1984 general conference talk is very powerful. All church members should look up the original talk.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 21, 2011 5:53 p.m.

    Sad to hear; my personal favorite conference talk was one of his.