If you have read this blog you have probably figured out that I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I also work at the headquarters of my church in Salt Lake City.
The leader of our church for many years has been Gordon B. Hinckley. He is our Prophet, leader and was a man of great character.
President Hinckley died today, at the age 97. It is both a happy event and a sad event.
It is sad that we should loose such a great man. His influence in the church has been immense. Perhaps you have seen an LDS temple while driving somewhere, it's quite likely that it was built during his lifetime and even during his tenure as president. They are magnificent buildings to be sure but even more magnificent is what happens in these buildings.
It is a happy event because we believe that life goes on after death. In our faith, families can be forever through the blessings available in the temple. None of this until death do us part. As such, President Hinckley returns to his wife Marjorie who has been waiting for him to return to her on the other side of the veil.
More information on the life of President Hinckley is available at:
God bless you President Hinckley, we will miss you.
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