President Gordon B. Hinckley, who led The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through explosive growth during his more than 12 years as president, died at 7 p.m. Sunday of causes incident to age, surrounded by family. He was 97.
I like this picture, they called it
"Hinckley cropped with glow."
President Hinckley was an amazing man.
He was a prophet of God. He loved all men
Whenever I saw him speak, I could feel the love he
had for me, for all of us. He worked so hard all of his
days, he served God and his fellow man faithfully.
He was a great leader, a great teacher.
It is sad to have him pass on
because we have loved him and learned from
him for so many years. but I do know that
he has joined his sweetheart. He loved her so much.
It was evident to me by how he spoke of her. I am so happy that he has
joined her once again.
"God be with you till we meet again"
I wanted to add the comments of the First Presidency, and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, they touched me, and are beautiful sentiments. These are the men that served with President Hinckley for many years serving the members and nonmembers around the world.
President Thomas S. Monson:
“It was my privilege to know and love President Hinckley long before either of us was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles or the First Presidency. Through the years I have sat next to him, have served with him and have learned from him. I am a witness to his prophetic calling.
“President Hinckley was prodigious in his work ethic and was totally dedicated to the gospel of Jesus Christ. He was a friend to one and all and a leader who inspired spirituality. His outreach on an international scale was unprecedented. He was truly a prophet for our time. Like the Master, he devoted his life to doing good, and God was surely with him. His life was a gift to the world.”
President Henry B. Eyring:
“President Hinckley had the gift to make people want to do better and to feel that they could. Last Tuesday I sat in a meeting with him as he considered and then decided matters of great importance, some about individuals and some affecting the entire Church. He was pleasant, incisive, and clearly inspired. For me, he raised the standard of what it is to be a disciple of Jesus Christ, giving all.”
The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles:
“Members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles express our heartfelt love and admiration for President Gordon B. Hinckley and the singular life of service he lived. He was our prophet, our leader, our brother and our friend. We feel a deep, personal loss at his passing. He unfailingly demonstrated his devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ, whose witness he was at home and abroad.
“We will miss his wit and his wisdom, his leadership and his love. However, we cannot but rejoice in his reunion with his beloved Marjorie, with his parents and other family members who have gone before, and with the prophets of God, both ancient and modern, among whose eternal ranks he now stands. As the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles we echo the voice of the Master, ‘Well done, thou good and faithful servant. … Enter into the joy of thy Lord.’ ”