His life and service were filled with examples of following the Spirit and finding himself in the right place at the right time to bless someone’s life.
Principles from Prophets. His life was an invitation to join him “on the Lord’s errand.”After high school Thomas enrolled at the University of Utah. He and Fances were presented humanitarian awards by the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph Villa, the Rotary Club, and various other charity organizations. A Virtuous Life—Step by Step . Talks and Music; Download Video. November 6, 2005. Be a Light to the World. BYU Devotional "Be a Light to the World" Oct. 2, 2011. “Tommy” Monson wasn’t one to take himself too seriously. January 11, 2009. Sixty-five years later, in his first general conference address after her death in 2013, he said, reverently, “She was the love of my life, my trusted confidant, and my closest friend.” Thomas and Frances have three children and a growing legacy of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.President Thomas S. Monson passed away on January 2, 2018.
He was a rowdy young boy, and he kept his childlike spirit in adulthood—he once wiggled his ears for the entire world in general conference. Setting. His multifaceted service over the years is well recognized.
His words and example are missed by members of the Church worldwide. Three Gates to Open. Title. Listen. May You Have Courage. Selected Teachings as President of the Church. Thomas had met Frances during his first year in college. Through his heartfelt stories and simple testimony, as well as his humble and dedicated example, he constantly called others to follow the Savior in serving with charity.
He received hundreds of stories from families and wards of the simple but sincere acts of service by their children. Talks. Virtue: For Such a Time as This The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. President Ronald Reagan assigned him to serve on the President’s Task Force for Private Sector Initiatives.
However, he did take seriously his duty to serve and help his fellow man as the Lord directed him.At the young age of 36, Thomas S. Monson was called to serve as an Apostle for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Come Let Us Go Up to the Mountain of the Lord. Talks by Thomas S Monson Megan A; 33 videos; 15,518 views; Last updated on Feb 29, 2016; Play all Share.
Read. In their excitement, both parents rushed to kiss young Thomas Monson—at which point he looked to Frances, who simply said, “I’ll get my coat.” The two were married in the Salt Lake Temple in 1948.