Gordon B. Hinckley
Beloved Church President Gordon B. Hinckley, who led The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through 12 years of global expansion, has died at the age of 97. President Hinckley was the 15th president in the 177-year history of the Church and had served as its president since March 12, 1995.
Where were you?
My brother gave me the challenge to remember where I was on the day President Hinkcley passed away. It think it is a great idea Spence, and why it is all fresh to me today, someday I will go back and read this and be glad I did.
All quotes are from President Gordon B. Hinckley
i was in a meeting for girls camp and in the opening prayer I remember the girl praying for the health of our prophet.
Pray for wisdom and understanding as you walk the difficult paths of your lives. If you are determined to do foolish and imprudent things, I think the Lord will not prevent you. But if you seek His wisdom and follow the counsel of the impressions that come to you, I am confident that you will be blessed. Gordon B. Hinckley
amazing photo by chris detrick
I was getting set apart for my new calling with the power of the preisthood that has been given to our prophet
Now you young women are on the threshold of life. You are old enough to have been baptized. You are young enough that the future world of which you dream still lies ahead of you. Each is a child of God. Each of you is a creature of Divinity. You are literally a daughter of the Almighty. There is no limit to your potential. If you will take control of your lives, the future is filled with opportunity and gladness. You cannot afford to waste your talents or your time. Great opportunities lie ahead of you. April 2007
"I believe that others will rally around us if we [keep our covenants]. We can stand for truth and goodness, and we will not stand alone. Moreover, we shall have the unseen forces of heaven to assist us. President Gordon B. Hinckley
Podium in the Conference Center - made from President Hinckley's black walnut tree.
President Gordon B. Hinckley May 1997,
I said goodbye to a ward I had attended for a year.
I was bonded to these people through service
Jeff and I recognized how serving this past year in church has made us stronger as a couple. Our conversation was in the parking lot of the Washington D.C. Temple. It was dark and the temple was all a glow.
"I am satisfied that a happy marriage is not so much a matter of romance as it is an anxious concern for the comfort and well-being of one's companion"Gordon B. Hinckley
Thank you Spencer for encouraging me to do this. Thank you Ryan for waking me up last night to call and tell me. Before Annie Kate went to school I told her while she was eating breakfast. The look on her face was priceless and reverent. She was really sad and asked a lot of great questions.
So where were you?