The Journey to Freedom

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Friday, July 3, 2015

President Packer Dies

President Packer and  President Thomas S. Monson, who is 87 were ordained an apostle in 1963, represent a distinct, closing era in church history: The new senior member of the Quorum of the Twelve, Elder Russell M. Nelson, was ordained an apostle in 1984. I was 10 years old when Pres. Packer was ordained.  I have listened to him speak in conference my whole life.  He was so much younger  than others of the twelve when I was 10.  I loved to hear him speak.  He is a great teacher and I will miss him boldly declaring the doctrines of the Church.  I heard once that he was one of the most quoted of all the general authorities.  I don't know if that is true but I have quoted him so often.  I will always quote him.  His teachings will live on.  I will miss him.  Besides Pres. Packer was a seminary teacher.  His book Teach Ye Diligently is a book I own and study from.  

1 comment:

  1. I was so sad when I hear the news today. A great man has passed away.