Elder Hales Thanks Members for Faith and Prayers
Many members and friends of the Church have expressed concern for and interest in Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Elder Hales suffered health challenges earlier this year that affected his mobility and endurance. As a result, he was not able to speak in the April 2011 general conference. His presence at the October general conference is an indication of the improvement he has made since the problems arose.
Elder Hales said: “I continue to work with doctors and physical therapists to regain my strength. I am grateful for the faith and prayers that made it possible for me to participate in general conference and resume my responsibilities. I am touched by the many kind expressions of love and support shown to me and your continued prayers.”
As he so powerfully taught in general conference, Elder Hales continues to wait upon the Lord as he confronts this health challenge.