Our beloved prophet and president of the Church, Gordon Bitner Hinckley, has passed away.
We mourn because we will miss him. For him, it is surely a joyous event, passing into the arms of the Lord whom he served all of his life, and to the presence of his dear wife, who preceded him in death.
He has gone the way of all the earth and has "left a fame and name" that will long be remembered.
Pres. Hinckley took up the prophetic mantle the year that my wife and I were married.