Gordon B. Hinckley

October 29, 2019 04:12 PM MDT
The following story is by Bishop Gérald Caussé, the presiding bishop of Church, from the October 2019 New Era magazine. In this story, he shares a time when he was driving President Hinckley when he visited Paris, France. On the trip, President Hinckley wanted to visit a US military cemetery where his brother was buried. Unfortunately, on the day he wanted to visit the cemetery, it was closed.
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August 05, 2019 10:38 PM MDT
In the face of tragedy, President Hinckley “took the grieving family members in his warm embrace and wept with them.” Learn how his loving response led to the conversion of one woman and impacted a community by clicking the link below.
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By  LDS Living
February 13, 2019 03:03 PM MST
How did some of our modern-day prophets propose to their wives? From the humorous to the sweet, you'll love these incredible stories that show a brief glimpse into the early life of three prophets.
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September 28, 2018 10:02 PM MDT
It’s unlikely that anyone in the Church (except for the apostles) anticipated that Neal A. Maxwell would be called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles when he was. As far as most people knew, there wasn’t a vacancy to be filled. Generally, a new apostle is called when an apostle dies. However, in 1981, the health of all three members of the First Presidency was declining. After many vibrant years of service together, they were slowing down. President Spencer W. Kimball, in recovery from surgery, felt “a restless urge to breathe needed vitality into the First Presidency”. President Kimball called Elder Gordon B. Hinckley to be a fourth member of the Presidency on July 15th. This left a vacancy in the Quorum of the Twelve.
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September 28, 2018 10:00 PM MDT
With so many Church leaders who have a wonderful sense of humor all their own, there are always many funny or light-hearted moments shared each general conference. Here are some of the most hilarious that are guaranteed to give you a laugh, brighten your day, and deepen your love for God's chosen apostles.
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September 11, 2018 12:30 PM MDT
The messages and stories Church leaders shared in the wake of the devastation on 9/11 are ones we can apply in times of division, darkness, and even in times of prosperity. They are messages to live by that remind us what is most important in a world filled with death, destruction, hate, and also love.
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August 10, 2018 01:00 PM MDT
Summertime and camping are pretty much synonymous with each other. There's just nothing like taking off into the great outdoors, roasting marshmallows, and looking up at the starry sky on a summer night.
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June 30, 2018 02:18 PM MDT
President Hinckley had been speaking several minutes. He paused and explained that there was another person from the other side of the veil he had not mentioned. In a strong voice filled with emotion and joy, President Hinckley exclaimed, “Welcome, Father Lehi! Oh, how your heart must rejoice!”
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June 01, 2018 12:39 PM MDT
June 8, 1978, is emblazoned into our collective memory as Latter-day Saints. Many of us identify with the sentiments of Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, who said, "I can remember exactly where I was. For us, that's the 'where we [were] when Kennedy was shot' [moment], this deep, deep, spiritual, emotional moment in the history of the Church."
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May 03, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
Only three months after the Church was officially organized, the Lord instructed Emma to make a selection of hymns to be used by the Saints:
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April 05, 2018 03:38 PM MDT
Baptist minister Lynn Ridenhour thought it was a joke when he picked up his phone one day and heard, "My name is Elder Robert Oaks," on the other end.
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March 30, 2018 09:43 AM MDT
General conference: a time of year that Latter-day Saints across the entire world unite their prayers, their voices, and their spirits in sustaining and listening to God's chosen prophets and leaders. It is, without a doubt, a sacred and wonderful time for Mormons everywhere, full of many spiritual and emotional highs.
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February 08, 2018 04:31 PM MST
It's that time again where millions watch in awe as the best athletes in the world compete in tests of strength, endurance, and skill. As one of the eagerly watched signs that the Olympics are approaching is the ceremonial journey of the Olympic Torch.
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October 17, 2017 09:00 AM MDT
While taking out the trash at home one day, Henry B. Eyring received a phone call from President Gordon B. Hinckley, who was then the prophet. Surely he had the wrong number, the then-Elder Eyring thought. He had no way of knowing the magnitude of what he was about to hear.
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June 14, 2017 07:37 PM MDT
President Heber J. Grant told a wonderful story about work for the dead:
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June 05, 2017 01:48 PM MDT
When Gordon B. Hinckley approached the pulpit at general conference in October 2001, the heinous attacks on September 11 were fresh in the minds of everyone listening around the world.
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May 16, 2017 08:51 PM MDT
Go Forward w Faith live PB Go Forward w Faith live PBWhile serving his mission in England, President Hinckley encountered many challenges, but two sentences kept him going and changed his life forever. Read what those sentences were in the following excerpt from Go Forward in Faith by Sheri Dew.
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May 10, 2017 04:18 PM MDT
In 1991, President Gordon B. Hinckley, then the first counselor in the First Presidency, stood before the women of the Church to answer the questions of a young 14-year-old girl, questions that still arise today. This poignant talk was the result:
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April 06, 2017 04:50 PM MDT
So much content on social media and in person-to-person interaction is filled with hate. Black vs. white, democrat vs. republican, straight vs. LGBT, anti-Trump vs. Trump, conservative vs. liberal, religious vs. non-religious. I haven't even mentioned the "movements" that preponderates current news. I find the yelling matches of typing fingers to be an exhausting, venomous rhetoric. How can such conflict be resolved?
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By  LDS Living
March 16, 2017 09:03 AM MDT
We can learn a lot from former prophet President Gordon B. Hinckley. Among many traits he characterized, he exemplified a life full of positivity and good humor. The following is a compilation of some of funny moments and life lessons we won’t forget.
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By  LDS Living
March 06, 2017 09:00 PM MST
On April 7, 1996, President Gordon B. Hinckley appeared on CBS' 60 Minutes.
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February 25, 2017 03:10 PM MST
While many of us might remember hearing about the life-changing letter President Gordon B. Hinckley received while serving a mission in England, there's much of the story you might not have known.
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February 21, 2017 06:14 PM MST
What an incredible way this man has continued his grandfather's legacy.
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February 20, 2017 05:01 PM MST
As the prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for over a decade, President Gordon B. Hinckley traveled much of the world and left an impact on millions both inside and outside of the Church. From receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom to seeing 100 dedicated temples placed on the earth, he left a beautiful testimony and legacy that we can all learn from.
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By  LDS Living
February 04, 2017 05:00 PM MST
With so much in our society that draws us apart—with all the online debating, the differences, and even the hatred that divides us, this counsel from President Gordon B. Hinckley is something everyone should strive to make a reality in their life today:
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By  LDS Living
January 28, 2017 02:50 PM MST
When Gordon B. Hinckley was a young boy, he decided to do something typical of little boys—he decided to skip school. But the results that followed would be something that would change young Gordon B. Hinckley's life.
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By  LDS Living
January 16, 2017 02:47 PM MST
We love these men and the testimonies they bore as Apostles of Jesus Christ, through their actions and their words.
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By  LDS Living
January 11, 2017 05:24 PM MST
As we prepare to study the wisdom, humor, and beautiful counsel of President Gordon B. Hinckley this year, we wanted to share with you his powerful testimony of the Savior, of whom he was a special witness.
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December 27, 2016 02:04 PM MST
There are many reasons to be excited for 2017, and one of those reasons is that we will be studying President Gordon B. Hinckley in our Relief Societies and Elders Quorums. As 2016 comes to a close and the new year begins, learn from President Hinckley the unfailing power of optimism.
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November 15, 2016 10:06 PM MST
When Thomas S. Monson was called to the Quorum of the Twelve in October of 1963, one of the first assignments he was given was to supervise the work of the gospel in the Polynesian area. He came to know and love the members in Polynesia, even giving his October 1966 conference talk on "God's Gifts to Polynesia's People."
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July 22, 2016 06:30 PM MDT
Through the years, President Thomas S. Monson has felt a special kinship with President Wilford Woodruff, the fourth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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June 15, 2016 03:15 PM MDT
“I make no defense of the war from this pulpit,” Elder Gordon B. Hinckley said in the later 1960s. “There is no simple answer. The problems are complex almost beyond comprehension. I seek only to call your attention to that silver thread, small but radiant with hope, shining through the dark tapestry of war—namely, the establishment of a bridgehead, small and frail now; but which somehow, under the mysterious ways of God, will be strengthened . . .”
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May 16, 2016 01:45 PM MDT
Everyone loves lists, including Mormons. In fact, from Primary on up, we are encouraged to make or memorize lists, like the Articles of Faith. But here are a few lists of virtues that we say often within the Church that you might not have realized were lists. These lists remind us of what is most important and teach us the kind of people we should strive to be.
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February 14, 2016 10:06 PM MST
The relationship between U.S. presidents and the Church hasn't always been friendly. In the early days of the Church, presidents were often viewed more like antagonists than allies to the Church and its cause. However, as the Church has grown and its members more involved in politics, so has its relationship with these important government leaders.
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January 18, 2016 01:50 PM MST
At a single adult fireside in 1989, President Hinckley gave this counsel to the single saints of the Church, something that is crucial for all members to read, no matter their age, gender, or marital status.
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November 05, 2015 03:18 PM MST
In his October 2015 general conference talk, Elder David A. Bednar, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spoke of the final years in the lives of recent church leaders.
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November 04, 2015 03:19 PM MST
MR says: From meeting movie stars and royalty to flying planes, from milking cows to traveling the world, check out some of these incredible pictures of our Latter-day prophets.
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October 29, 2015 03:42 PM MDT
MR says: Our modern-day prophets and apostles have performed miraculous works for people around the world, but their greatest contribution to the lives of those they meet are their strong testimonies of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
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September 23, 2015 03:45 PM MDT
Wednesday marks the 20-year anniversary of the release of an important document. In 1995, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints put forth a set of principles that would help strengthen families and communities throughout the world. Those time-tested guidelines came in the form of “The Family: A Proclamation to the World.” Virginia H. Pearce, daughter of late Church President Gordon B. Hinckley, was serving in the Church’s auxiliary leadership at the time. She shares her thoughts on the moment she heard the proclamation and her feelings today.
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July 08, 2015 07:53 PM MDT
When there is a vacancy in The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the President of the Church is the one who ultimately issues the calling to a new apostle. The process of receiving that inspiration includes earnest prayer and discussion with all of the current apostles. President Gordon B. Hinckley shared this after filling a vacancy left by the passing of Elder Marvin J. Ashton in 1994:
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May 07, 2015 07:10 PM MDT
In honor of Mother’s Day, here is a collection of thoughts, stories, memories and tributes to mothers by leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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April 15, 2015 12:49 PM MDT
President Gordon B. Hinckley, the 15th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is fondly remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor. He also had a special way with words that inspired thousands of members around the world. Here are some of his most inspiring quotes to help lift you up when you're feeling down.
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By  LDS Living
March 30, 2015 09:30 AM MDT
It seems like general conference surprises are increasing at an alarming rate. Here are a few past general conference moments no one saw coming.
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March 12, 2015 04:06 PM MDT
Twenty years ago, March 12th, Gordon B. Hinckley was ordained as the 15th President of the Church. During the nearly thirteen years he served in that position, he left an indelible mark on the Church and on our hearts. Here are 20 of his most monumental legacies.
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February 24, 2015 05:53 PM MST
Photo from Deseret News Archives. In 2004, U.S. President George W. Bush presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley in a ceremony at the White House.
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February 11, 2015 09:44 AM MST
Because Latter-day Saints believe marriage is an essential step to exaltation, we strive to create marriages that strengthen and uplift us every moment, not only here but through eternity, something that’s much easier said than done. As with all things worthwhile, marriage and love are hard, stressful, and take lots of work. But, they are entirely worth investing in.
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February 09, 2015 08:17 PM MST
It’s little wonder that the leaders of the Church have historically made happiness in family life a high priority. Here are the love stories of five latter-day prophets and their wives.
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December 03, 2014 04:54 PM MST
Gordon B. Hinckley had a lot of great things to say, particularly regarding how we can be happy in life. So here’s a compilation of tips from him!
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July 18, 2014 04:49 PM MDT
This printable comes as 5×7″ or 8×10″ images and features President Gordon B. Hinckley’s six “be’s”. You can display this in a frame, use it as a lesson handout, or give as a gift.
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September 27, 2013 06:12 PM MDT
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January 05, 2012 04:37 PM MST
Among the hallmarks of Ezra Taft Benson 's tenure as president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was his stirring summons to reemphasize the Book of Mormon . "My beloved brethren and sisters," he said during the October 1984 general conference, "for some years now I have been deeply concerned that we are not using the Book of Mormon as God intends. As I participated in the Mexico City Temple dedication, I received the distinct impression that God is not pleased with our neglect of the Book of Mormon. In the 84th section of the Doctrine and Covenants, the Lord decreed that the whole church was under condemnation, even all the children of Zion, because of the way they treated the Book of Mormon. 'And they shall remain under this condemnation until they repent,' said the Lord, 'and remember the new covenant, even the Book of Mormon' (Doctrine and Covenants 84:57)."
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