Mormon Prophet Gordon B Hinckley Dies at Age 97

I got a call about 9:30 PM EST from a friend of the family saying President Hinckley had passed away. About 10:00 PM EST the ksl news posted the story and at 10:56 PM EST, CNN posted the breaking news. President Gordon B Hinckley passed away at 9 PM EST surround by his family in his Salt Lake City apartment.

President Hinckley served as the Prophet and President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints since March 12, 1995. He oversaw the growth of the Church from around 9 million to 13 million members. He also expanded Mormon Temple building around the world. In addition to over 3,000 chapels, President Hinckley oversaw the tripling of Mormon Temples.

His legacy includes the following gospel principles:
  • Fellowship new converts,
  • Befriend members of other faiths,
  • Perpetual Education Fund,
  • Live exemplary lives, and
  • Avoid the evils of the world.
My favorite is his constant reminders to be a little kinder. This video gives just a glimpse about his life.

1 comment:

Appreciable said...

Gordon B. Hinkley was an amazing man and he will be missed greatly. I am thankful for his good example and the love that he showed for all of the children of God throughout the world.