Dedication

A favorite apostle of mine passed away today. Joseph B. Wirthlin. This man's life of dedicated service, intelligence and kindness is one I have revered for a long time. His talks will greatly be missed in my General Conference viewing.
This talk (it comes in 2 parts) is one of my very favorites from the past few conferences. I cried through the entire thing and, honestly, I believe I am a better person for hearing this talk.
And this is the Elder Wirthlin's testimony. Simple, loving and poignant.
And this is Carol Mikita's biopic on Elder Wirthlin from KSL.

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  1. Wow, doesn't he look so YOUNG in that picture!?

    That is also one of my favorite talks; we were in Hawaii for our anniversary and were so nervous as we watched him struggle. But he was determined to deliver his message and I cried through the whole thing, especially as his dearest friend helped him as he stood there.

    Thanks for your tribute; it makes me feel all warm inside. And thank you for always using correct grammar - that also makes me warm inside. :) (Do you know how hard that is to come by on blogs???)

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  2. I tired to send out an e-mail featuring the article from the Deseret News to all of our family. For some unknown reason, the e-mail site was overloaded. So there you are. I guess everybody else was sending tributes to this great man. Did you see his funeral?

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