Jan 27, 2008

Gordon B. Hinckley 1910-2008

I was 13 when Gordon B. Hinckley became the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Most of my memories of a Prophet are about him. The world is better because this man lived the life that God wanted him to. He is with his sweetheart now. President Hinckley, thank you for urging me to stand a little taller, to read the Book of Mormon, to love my neighbors, in short, to do the things the Lord would have me do.

I remember while on my mission, we showed the video "Gordon B. Hinckley: Man of Integrity" to someone we were trying to help find his testimony of the Prophet. (He already believed the Book of Mormon to be true.) After watching the video of his life up to that point, he said to us "How could that man not be a prophet?" And was baptised shortly after. Without direct contact, just by living his life, he helped bring this person and I know countless others into the fold. I know this man was a prophet of God, and that he now is before his Redeemer, who has taken him into His arms and said: "Well done, thou good and faithful servant."

Gordon B. Hinckley 1910-2008

He will be missed.

3 comments:

lynette said...

He was a remarkable man. Although I feel sadness for our loss, I know it is a joyous day in heaven where he is reunited with his beloved wife, Marjorie. He will be missed.

The Jones :) said...

Thank you for sharing that...I too was 13 and I just can't believe he's gone. He was an amazing man, and I'm so grateful to have had his example and leadership in this time of my life. I had the same thoughts of what the Savior said to him as he returned "home".
-Becki :)

Heather said...

Thanks for the memorial. I found out last night.