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Sunday, October 22, 2006

President Gordon B. Hinckley: A Modern Prophet


"It was great to hear in conference from our beloved prophet, Gordon B. Hinckley. He has been the Prophet the whole time that I have been a member of the Church. I have heard him speak dozens of times, each one better than the rest. I love the Brigham Young quote about the Martin Handcart Company that President Hinckley used in his talk about Faith. President Hinckley is awesome, I know he is a prophet and leads this, the Lord's True Church, on the earth. I love the words to the hymn he wrote called My Redeemer Lives: "Oh give me Thy sweet spirit still/The peace that comes alone from Thee/And help me walk the lonely road/That leads to Thine eternity..." Good stuff."

Gordon B. Hinckley

Born in Salt Lake City on June 23, 1910, Gordon B. Hinckley was prepared from his youth to be a prophet. After graduating from the University of Utah, he was called to serve a mission to Great Britain. After he returned, he embarked on a lifetime of service for the Church. He was employed as the executive secretary of the Church Radio, Publicity, and Literature committee, before he was called to be an Apostle in 1961. He was later called to serve as a counselor to President Kimball, President Benson, and President Hunter. Since becoming Church President on March 12, 1995, he has directed the most intense temple building program in the history of the Church in an effort to extend temple blessings to more members. He has exhibited vitality and energy as he has traveled about the world meeting and speaking to members of the Church. Through television interviews and national press publications, he has increased media attention and improved the public image of the Church. He has counseled Church members to fellowship new converts, befriend members of other faiths, live exemplary lives, and avoid the evils of the world.

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