This past week I have been assisting Mormon Newsroom with media content related to the death of Thomas S. Monson, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. President Monson served as a General Authority in the church for several decades and was loved by many individuals around the world.
In the course of putting together several stories this week I enjoyed learning about the life of President Monson. One of the his quotes that I inspired me was "Never let a problem to be solved, become more important than a person to be loved." In the few instances where I was asked to film President Monson he preached that sermon by example.
I remember several years ago when I covered the dedication of the Mormon temple in Phoenix, Arizona and President Monson took part in a cornerstone ceremony. It took several extra minutes for the ceremony to begin because President Monson left his post on the podium and started introducing himself to all the little children in the audience. "What's your name?" he'd ask them. "I am Tommy." It was inspiring to see someone who was always concerned about the well being of everyone around him.
Here are two stories we produced and a few photographs from the funeral services.