Beloved Church President Gordon B. Hinckley, who led The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through 12 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 March 12, 1995. (http://www.lds.org/)
I grew up through my youth as President Hinckley served as the Lords Prophet. He is such a noble exquisite person. He lived such a long life to see such a broad change in each decade. I can only imagine the vast evil he saw evolving in the world. Yet he was always happy, optimistic, and had a great contagious sense of humor and appreciation for the goodness in life. He loved the gospel of Jesus Christ. He taught me to always be happy and to see the good through every trial in life. His sweet cheering smile everytime he spoke and his great wisdom always confirmed the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that he was called to be the Prophet for this time in age. I'm very grateful for his example to the world. He truly has shown the world that having integrity for what you stand for can endure all things in the malice in life. I love President Hinckley.