President Gordon B. Hinckley taught us about love. He was not afraid to make us chuckle with his kind and witty humor. He wanted us to try our best in everything we do. He said: “Never forget, my dear young friends, that you really are a child of God. … May life be kind to you, for you are indeed a child of God, worthy and deserving of His love and blessing” (“You Are a Child of God,” Liahona and Ensign, May 2003, 119).
We will always remember President Hinckley’s powerful testimony and example, which make our hearts exclaim, “We thank Thee, O God, for a prophet!”
Here’s what some of the children of the Church have said about President Hinckley:
He had a kind and loving face.
Abigail H., Scotland
He was a true prophet, and he told good stories and jokes.
Jason L., Utah, USA
He was a good man.
Feauai S., Samoa
He loved everybody in the whole world.
Amelita L., Queensland, Australia
He was my friend.
Jonathan B., Germany
He cared about me.
Lewis W., Chile
Gordon B. Hinckley, by William Whitaker; crayons © Photospin; illustrations by Karissa S., Parker H., Carson P., and Tiani O.