Gordon B. Hinckley

This weekend as I watched General Conference on TV, I couldn’t help but feel a bit melancholy during President Hinckley’s talk. Gordon B. Hinckley became prophet and president of the Mormon church when I was a freshman in high school. He is the prophet that I grew up with, that sent me on a mission, and who I’ve heard speak the most. His talk this weekend was reflective and personal, as if he was alluding to his own upcoming passing. Despite that tone, President Hinckley ended the talk by saying, essentially, ‘This isn’t an obituary. I look forward to seeing you in October.”

I found it interesting to learn today that two years ago on President Hinckley’s birthday, President George W. Bush awarded Gordon B. Hinckley the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest award given to civilians. I can’t think of anyone more deserving.

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  1. What I noticed were all the prayers given on Saturday thanking God for “keeping the health of President Hinckley” and praying that if it be His will that “he might stay a season with us.”

    I too felt quite sad about President Hinchkley possibly passing. Although, I certainly can sympathize with the stress and endurance of his position and also his missing of Sister Hinckley.

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