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    Default President Monson has passed away.

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    He has been in the First Presidency since I joined the Church on January 20, 1991.
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    Bummer. RIP President Monson.


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    90 is a good run. RIP.
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    I remember his "little Tommy" stories. He seemed to have been in a lot of pain toward the end.
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    His talk "Finisher's Wanted" is one of my Top 5 conference talks of all time. I go back to it frequently and I share it with others often.

    I'm glad that I will have that to remind myself of what my Heavenly Father wants and expects from me.

    Godspeed.

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    A wonderful, kind, and loving man. I am going to miss him.
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    I’ll miss his sing song style and stories. They always inspired me to be better.

    I also wonder how angry John Dehlin is that Kate Kelly was mentioned in the NYT article as the example of people speaking up and being excommunicated?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    A wonderful, kind, and loving man. I am going to miss him.
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    I didn't cry like I did when Hinckley passed, nevertheless my eyes welled up when I saw the news hit my Twitter timeline. I'll miss him, his stories, that slicked back hair and the inflections in his voice and his unique delivery. Godspeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfah View Post
    I didn't cry like I did when Hinckley passed, nevertheless my eyes welled up when I saw the news hit my Twitter timeline. I'll miss him, his stories, that slicked back hair and the inflections in his voice and his unique delivery. Godspeed.
    I really liked President Hinkley. I liked President Monson mostly because he was the President. The system will give us another. However, I have been expecting President Monson to die for a long time whereas I wasn't quite as prepped to the idea with President Hinkley. God speed President Monson...next man up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    I'm waiting for Nikuman to weigh in on TSM before I formulate my opinion of TSM's legacy.
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    TSM was called as an apostle in 1963. That is a crazy long run. He was 36 years old when he was called!

    He is the last in a sequence of apostles (GBH, LTM, BKP, TSM) that I remember as being apostles for basically my entire life. They don't seem to call them at such an early age anymore, so this is kind of the end of an era.

    We are friends with a family where the father was a Seventy so they did all of the kids' wedding receptions in the Joseph Smith Building in SLC. We ran into TSM a few times at those events and had the opportunity to have a nice chat. One time we were talking and he looked both ways and said, "My wife HATES it when I do this, but watch this..." and he wiggled his ears. My kids were thrilled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goatnapper'96 View Post
    However, I have been expecting President Monson to die for a long time whereas I wasn't quite as prepped to the idea with President Hinkley.
    This is the key. Most us us have been primed for Monson to pass for the last 4 years or so. Hinckley was older, but his death came as more of a surprise, even despite his age.
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    Love the story in the linked article about how he had the prompting to visit the hospital and decided to wait until the meeting was over. We all fall short at times but we can use those failures as lessons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    This is the key. Most us us have been primed for Monson to pass for the last 4 years or so. Hinckley was older, but his death came as more of a surprise, even despite his age.
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    I loved his "We want Monson...out" basketball story. Good man. RIP President Monson.

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    Rest in peace Thomas Monson.
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    Why is this not on the front page of CNN.com? Strange. Usually they cover the death of a prophet.

    NY Times had a nice article.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ByronMarchant View Post
    Why is this not on the front page of CNN.com? Strange. Usually they cover the death of a prophet.

    NY Times had a nice article.
    Duh. Fake news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Duh. Fake news.
    Maybe the Church is being marginalized by the MSM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ByronMarchant View Post
    Maybe the Church is being marginalized by the MSM.
    Pretty safe bet.

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    Was this the January Surprise, Nikuman teased us with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Pretty safe bet.

    The NY Times is a good article on his legacy.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/03/o...imes&smtyp=cur
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    Here's a Monson story I've always liked. Happened to a family in our old ward.

    Their daughter (Elizabeth) and a male friend (Robert) were driving to BYU from Portland for fall semester. While driving at highway speed around the Idaho Utah border, Robert falls asleep at the wheel and they have a terrible roll over accident. Both are life flighted to SLC. Sister G in our ward flies to SLC immediately to attend to her daughter who's in intensive care and is in very critical condition. Robert died from his injuries. Sister G is sitting in the hall at the hospital all teary eyed and forlorn. President Monson walks by notices her and inquires after her. She explained the story and situation and with his hand on her arm says excuse me a moment and turns his gaze away. He then turns to her and says, Robert has importuned The Lord and requested that Elizabeth continue to live because it was his fault the accident happened. Elizabeth will be just fine. Sister G said that she never mentioned Roberts name to him.

    While watching October conference a few weeks later, President Monson used the word Importuned in his conference talk. That word is not something that Sister G would just make up - and it was used in her testimony on the first Sunday of September.

    I've known Sister G for 30 years, I believe her story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    This is the key. Most us us have been primed for Monson to pass for the last 4 years or so. Hinckley was older, but his death came as more of a surprise, even despite his age.
    Nelson is 93. You think he has a tenure longer than 4 years?
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    Quote Originally Posted by clackamascoug View Post
    Here's a Monson story I've always liked. Happened to a family in our old ward.

    Their daughter (Elizabeth) and a male friend (Robert) were driving to BYU from Portland for fall semester. While driving at highway speed around the Idaho Utah border, Robert falls asleep at the wheel and they have a terrible roll over accident. Both are life flighted to SLC. Sister G in our ward flies to SLC immediately to attend to her daughter who's in intensive care and is in very critical condition. Robert died from his injuries. Sister G is sitting in the hall at the hospital all teary eyed and forlorn. President Monson walks by notices her and inquires after her. She explained the story and situation and with his hand on her arm says excuse me a moment and turns his gaze away. He then turns to her and says, Robert has importuned The Lord and requested that Elizabeth continue to live because it was his fault the accident happened. Elizabeth will be just fine. Sister G said that she never mentioned Roberts name to him.

    While watching October conference a few weeks later, President Monson used the word Importuned in his conference talk. That word is not something that Sister G would just make up - and it was used in her testimony on the first Sunday of September.

    I've known Sister G for 30 years, I believe her story.
    I definitely importuned Google for the meaning of that word right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    Nelson is 93. You think he has a tenure longer than 4 years?
    I don't know anything about his health. Oaks would be next and he's not exactly a spring chicken any more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    TSM was called as an apostle in 1963. That is a crazy long run. He was 36 years old when he was called!

    He is the last in a sequence of apostles (GBH, LTM, BKP, TSM) that I remember as being apostles for basically my entire life.
    Who is LTM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC Vikings View Post
    Who is LTM?
    Whoops sorry. Should be LTP. L Tom Perry.
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