Sunday, January 27, 2008

President Gordon B. Hinckley

Born June 23, 1910
Died January 27, 2008

What a remarkable man! Even for those of you who are not of our faith... know he is one remarkable man. I have never known a more active man at 97 than him! He died of old age today! It is very sad, but I know that he is with his wife. He loved her so much and she died 4 years ago. President Hinckley was a strong, kind, loving, caring and all around a great man. He led as Prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for 13 years! At the age of 84 he became the oldest president in church history! He believed very strongly in temples. There are 124 operating temples, 10 under construction and 4 announced but not yet under construction. Before he became President there were only 47 temples. He has been the Prophet for most of my life and I will greatly miss him. I do know that there is life after death. I am grateful for his service to the Lord, to our church and to the people of the world! His testimony of the Lord, Jesus Christ, was absolute. I can only hope to be half the person he was one day!