Sunday, January 27, 2008

President Gordon B. Hinckley Dies

Well, it's a disappointing Sunday evening for the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons). The prophet and leader of the Church, Gordon B. Hinckley, died this evening from complications related to age, according to the Associated Press.

On a personal note, I'm saddened by the loss of such a wonderful man, but I feel a bit happy for him, now being able to be reunited with his wife, who passed just a couple of years ago.

He was the only president of the Church that I really "got to know." I watched him for 10 years as the prophet, and the words he said were truly drenched with inspiration and wisdom. The world will miss his presence, but the Lord's work will continue to go forth.

If a short time, the First Presidency will dissolve, and a new prophet will be chosen (the pattern is that the most senior apostle will be called--Thomas S. Monson).

And with all the media this might get (already on teh front pages of,,, and certainly, along with the MItt Romney news going about, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints came out with an updated video that was originally shown to media folk before the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake.

It's about 10 minutes long, so get something to drink and some pretzels.