27 January 2008

President Hinckley

My heart was sad to learn tonight that President Gordon B. Hinckley, prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for 15 years, passed away earlier in the evening. He was such an amazing leader and the Spirit of Christ that led him was evident in all his interactions.

What an amazing job he did in serving the Lord so diligently and so well! My life has been touched countless times by his inspired counsel and teachings.

He was a prophet of the ages, building temples throughout the world, creating opportunities for members of the Church to improve their educations through the Perpetual Education Fund, standing as a witness of God "at all times, and in places, and in all things" as the Young Women theme declares.

The words of two great hymns come to my mind when thinking of Pres. Hinckley: "We Thank Thee, Oh God, for a prophet" and "Praise to the man who communed with Jehovah."

How amazing it is to be loved by our Savior so much that he has provided us with modern-day prophets, such as Gordon B. Hinckley, to "guide us in these latter days."

Everybody should have cake -
especially on their 97th birthday!

President Hinckley always demonstrated
the importance of temples.

President Hinckley had an amazing sense of humor
as well as incredible spirituality.

4 Cheers (not Jeers!):

Familia de Sturgill said...

You're silly! You look great!!!

Jenny said...

Tag, you're it! :)

Familia de Sturgill said...

Why was it too much info? Um, it's my blog.

Thanks.

Andi Mae said...

I love that last picture of him knighting Elder Eyring!

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