By Heidi Swinton
Publish yr note: First released 2010
"The sweetest adventure in mortality is to grasp that our Heavenly Father has labored via us," says President Thomas S. Monson, 16th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. yet he does greater than say it—he lives it. all through his lifestyles, he has been an software within the Lord's fingers, one via whom the paintings of the dominion of God is lovingly carried out.
President Monson cares approximately humans by way of the thousands; he has traveled the earth to bless numerous lives in unnumbered lands. He will be identified most sensible, even though, for being concerned approximately humans one after the other. he's taking time if you can have been as a rule forgotten by means of others. He acknowledges the individual within the crowd who may wish the additional little bit of consciousness he offers. He is going the place the Spirit leads him—even if it capacity traversing continents to provide a priesthood blessing to a ache friend.
To the Rescue chronicles the lifestyles and ministry of this notable chief. it really is full of the heartwarming own money owed so common of President Monson—some that experience turn into favorites through the years and so forth that experience no longer been advised prior to. Readers may be transported to his youth, the place he discovered his first classes approximately achieving out to others. they'll glimpse his university stories, his spare time activities (especially his prize Birmingham curler pigeons), his army provider within the military, and his courtship with Frances Johnson, who could develop into his everlasting better half and maximum support.
Most very important, readers will detect Thomas S. Monson going "to the rescue" in his greater than six many years of dedicated Church carrier. referred to as as a bishop at age twenty-two, as a counselor in a stake presidency at age twenty-seven, as a project president at age thirty-one, and as a member of a Quorum of the Twelve Apostles at age thirty-six, he turned early on a talented administrator and a tireless servant of the Lord. He oversaw the paintings of the Church in East Germany for greater than 20 years, starting with hushed conferences held in cars to prevent listening units and culminating within the commitment of a temple in the back of the Iron Curtain. He performed key roles in landmark courses within the Church, from correlation to welfare to the ebook of the LDS variants of the scriptures. and during all of it, he famous humans as members and ministered to their desire in own ways.
"I testify that every one folks can consider the Lord's suggestion as we are living worthily and attempt to serve Him," President Monson has taught. To the Rescue demonstrates the reality of that instructing, illustrating its strength within the lifetime of one outstanding man.