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6 Things We'll Never Forget from Elder Uchtdorf's Time in the First Presidency

by | Jan. 17, 2018

Mormon Life


His Airplane Analogies 

Elder Uchtdorf is famous for his airplane analogies. They're so famous that in his general conference address in October 2010 he said, "At this point some of you may be thinking, 'That’s all very fine and good, but what does it have to do with flying an airplane?' Well, let me tell you." Recently, these well-loved analogies were compiled in The Gospel at 30,000 Feet

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His Messages at Women's Conferences

As a member of the First Presidency, Elder Uchtorf had frequent opportunities to speak at the women's meetings of general conference. Elder Uchtdorf has a unique storytelling style and a special gift for relating to the women of the Church. We loved his recent story of the mad, glad, and sad sisters, his descriptive telling of the story of Eva spending the summer with her great-aunt Rose, his delightful message about finding our "happily ever after," and his memorable use of the forget-me-not flower. 

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Many of these treasured stories and analogies have been memorialized in keepsake books such as The Remarkable Soul of a Woman, A Summer With Great-Aunt Rose, Your Happily Ever After, and Forget Me Not. 

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