Monday, February 04, 2008

So excited for the change

Thomas S. Monson is the new president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it was announced today at a news conference in the Church Office Building. President Monson, 80, succeeds President Gordon B. Hinckley, who died 27 January 2008.

The new world leader of the Church has called to serve with him in the First Presidency, the top governing body of the 13-million-member faith, President Henry B. Eyring, 74, first counselor, and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, 67, second counselor.

As sad as it was that Pres Hinckley past, I am so excited to see what these three men will bring to the leadership of the Church. I have met Pres Uchtdorf many times, even been to his house in Germany a few times. He is well known in Germany and is very well respected among the Europeans! Pres Monson was a great source of hope and encouragement to the saints behind the Iron curtain. He is very loved in those countries! This is a great thing for the international relations of the church. I love each of these men and am so grateful they so willingly serve our church.

Side note-All of these men have served in the military. A very unique experience for all three of these members to share in this day and age...


Auntie Di said...

I was excited to hear the news as well. and i can't believe how old this men are they don't look that old. WOW is all I have to say. What 80 that is CRAZY, he so doesn't look 80. Okay enough of the wow's these are some good looking older men. And I can't wait to hear more talks by Uchtdorf. I also love the new lay out of your blog wicked cute. Love you

Roeckers said...

Thanks Di I love it too.

I am way excited that in a day of constant turmoil each of these men has served in the military and can understand a bit of the experiences some of the saints are facing.

I love these men!!

Fisher Family said...

Chrissy thanks for your post! I totally forgot to listen to the news conference Monday. How exciting for these 3 men to be serving together at this time. I loved your comments about their prior military experience and how they are loved/respected throughout the world. Exciting times