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R.I.P President Gordon. B. Hinkley

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SALT LAKE CITY 27 January 2008 President Gordon B. Hinckley, who led The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through twelve years of global expansion, has died at the age of 97.

President Hinckley was the 15th president in the 177-year history of the Church and had served as its president since 12 March 1995.

The Church president died at his apartment in downtown Salt Lake City at 7:00 p.m. Sunday night from causes incident to age. Members of his family were at his bedside. A successor is not expected to be formally chosen by the Church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles until after President Hinckley’s funeral within the next few days.

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  • About President Gordon B Hinkley.

    President Hinckley was known, even at the age of 97, as a tireless leader who always put in a full day at the office and traveled extensively around the world to mix with Church members, now numbering 13 million in 171 nations.

    His quick wit and humor, combined with an eloquent style at the pulpit, made him one of the most loved of modern Church leaders. A profoundly spiritual man, he had a great fondness for history and often peppered his sermons with stories from the Church’s pioneer past.

    He was a popular interview subject with journalists, appearing on 60 Minutes with Mike Wallace and on CNN’s Larry King Live, as well as being quoted and featured in hundreds of newspapers and magazines over the years. During the Salt Lake Olympics of 2002, his request that the Church refrain from proselytizing visitors was credited by media with generating much of the goodwill that flowed to the Church from the international event.

    In recent years, a number of major developments in the Church reflected President Hinckley’s personal drive and direction. In calling for 100 temples to be in operation before the end of the year 2000, the Church president committed the Church to a massive temple-building program.

    In 1999 — 169 years after the Church was organized by its founder, Joseph Smith — the Church had 56 operating temples. Three years later that number had doubled, largely because of a smaller, highly practical temple architectural plan that delivered these sacred buildings to Church members in far-flung parts of the world. Many more Church members can now experience the sacred ceremonies that occur only in temples, including marriages for eternity and the sealing of families in eternal units.

    President Hinckley was the most traveled president in the Church’s history. His duties took him around the world many times to meet with Latter-day Saints in more than 60 countries. He was the first Church president to travel to Spain, where in 1996 he broke ground for a temple in Madrid; and to the African nations of Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Cape Verde, where he met with thousands of Latter-day Saints in 1998. In 2005, he traveled nearly 25,000 miles on a seven-nation, nine-day tour to Russia, South Korea, China, Taiwan, India, Kenya, and Nigeria.

    At a general conference of Church members in April 2001, President Hinckley initiated the Perpetual Education Fund — an ambitious program to help young members of the Church (mainly returning missionaries from developing countries) receive higher education and work-related training that they would otherwise likely never receive.

    Closer to his Salt Lake City home, President Hinckley announced the construction of a new Conference Center in 1996 and dedicated it four years later. Seating 21,000 people, it is believed to be the largest religious and theater auditorium in the world and has become the hub for the Church’s general conference messages to the world, broadcast in 91 languages.

    Even before his term as president, President Hinckley’s extensive Church service included 14 years as a counselor in the First Presidency, the highest presiding body in the government of the Church, and 20 years before that as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

    President Hinckley was born 23 June 1910 in Salt Lake City, a son of Bryant Stringham and Ada Bitner Hinckley. One of his forebears, Stephen Hopkins, came to America on the Mayflower. Another, Thomas Hinckley, served as governor of the Plymouth Colony from 1680 to 1692.

    President Hinckley’s first job was as a newspaper carrier for the Deseret News, a Salt Lake City daily. After attending public schools in Salt Lake City, he earned a bachelor of arts degree at the University of Utah and then served two years as a full-time missionary for the Church in Great Britain. He served with distinction and ultimately was appointed as an assistant to the Church apostle who presided over all the Eur

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  • EVa-Ki-Faite
    luv EVa-Ki-Faite

    HI RIP GORDON

    1/19/11
  • luv YOung Dee

    RIP 2 DA BIG HOMIE!! LDS AND DATS WAT UP!!

    12/6/10
  • Luke Solomna
    Luke Solomna

    Hi There can i become a member.I'm from Henderson Stake in auckland if you want to find me go to Luke Solomna\Kriztian.

    9/24/10
  • Tahna Tabz
    luv Tahna Tabz

    Rest In Peace Gordon... We luv ya :D

    8/26/10
  • BubbahLy Bubbah Phat
    BubbahLy Bubbah Phat

    LOVE TO BE A MORMON AND PROUD OF IT TOO LOVE THE CHURCH AND ALL BUT IM INACTIVE ATM!BUT WHEN MY TIME COMES I WILL GO BACK AND DO WHAT IT RIGHT AND CHOOSE THE RIGHT!

    8/24/10
  • Arsha
    luv Arsha

    I LUV DIZ MORMON< >hert 4 mah bluvli chucrh

    8/17/10
  • Joe Taufa
    luv Joe Taufa

    you were one of the great and true prophets of god.....we love you president hinckley..

    7/20/10
  • Eleosi Jr
    Eleosi Jr

    For sure your guidance and words of wisdomn will never be forgotten,

    7/13/10
  • Piula Pule
    luv Piula Pule

    we miss you,and we still love you

    7/11/10
  • Monica H
    luv Monica H

    you were a great prophet,and you were also a good example for all of us,we will miss you.

    6/10/10
  • Alofaaga.Allie.Lavea
    luv Alofaaga.Allie.Lavea

    always in the HEARTS of the members... REST IN PARADISE.. Alofaaqa

    5/25/10
  • Yolanda Ah Wong
    luv Yolanda Ah Wong

    always in our hearts.. Rest in peacee.

    4/4/10
  • Kaylee Louise Willoughby
    Kaylee Louise Willoughby

    you will be missed

    4/3/10 via Mobile
  • Y.A.P.L
    Y.A.P.L

    Rest in peace gordan.b.hinckley you were a great prophet:DD

    3/6/10
  • .Sonny Fai.
    luv .Sonny Fai.

    see you in the next life President....

    3/2/10
  • luv Uncle Kas

    Thought I saw you walking in the rain you waved to me. SHOULD have turned around. THANK YOU for your leadership and your sense of humor. PNG mission 94-96.

    2/17/10
  • Uck Bail Go Jail
    Uck Bail Go Jail

    Rest in Peacee ! :( :( gonee but NEVER forgotten !

    1/18/10
  • luv Te Amo.

    hey gordon.b. hinckly i miss very much the day that you died my sister there was something very wrong with her she couldnt sleep ,eat,or even talk . i had no idea you had passed away. so later on that night i asked her what was wrong she talked to me then she finally told me what was wrong you had passed away when i heard that i couldnt even talk i miss u very much kevonne

    1/2/10
  • C

    RIP Gordon B. Hinckley

    12/29/09
  • Bumblebee Sisters -
    Bumblebee Sisters -

    &; we miss youu; and will remember youu; forever; istill miss youu; when my dad announce your death at our family home evening icried :'( ♥ loveeyouuloaads-`x ;

    12/23/09

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