Monday, January 28, 2008

President Hinkley

Our sweet prophet, President Gordon B. Hinkley, passed away yesterday evening. He served as prophet for our church since 1995. He worked so hard to spread the gospel throughout the world and so many lives have been touched because of his continuous efforts. One of his first acts as president was to send out a proclamation to the world. He made it very clear to all the members of the church that we needed to be seen and heard as much as possible so we could share the gospel of Jesus Christ with everyone. He set a goal to have 100 functioning temples on the earth by the end of year 2000 and worked tirelessly to complete this mission. (Today there are 124!)

He came to Fresno and dedicated our temple in 2000. (Our temple was #99) We took this picture of him with our own camera! We could almost reach right out and touch him. That was a surreal experience to say the least.
We loved his humor, his sweet wife and his passion for life. We're grateful to him for his service and sacrifice in our behalf. He truly was a great man and will be missed by us all.

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