Sunday, January 27, 2008
The news of the passing of President Hinckley earlier this evening came as a shock. I knew that he was older (97) but to look at him and to hear him speak you thought he was just a young man. He was so vibrant and full of life. I feel a little bittersweet about his passing, I know he is with his wife, whom he dearly loved but I am so saddened by his passing. I am so grateful for all of his hard work and tremendous gifts to the church. The church has changed so much over the course of his time as prophet. He gave us the Proclamation to the World, the Living Christ, The raising of the bar, the introduction of "small" temples, the change in the enrichment program, YW program, the 6 bees as well as numerous other things too many to mention. He was dearly loved by me and will be greatly missed. I hope all of you the best as we remember President Hinckley.