Many who investigate the teaching and beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints often find themselves asking about our Prophet. This page is designed to increase understanding of who exactly he is, and what he has been teaching recently.
Thomas S. Monson was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1927. At the beginning of his college years, he joined the Naval Reserves. In 1948 he married his late wife, Francis. They were married 64 years.
President Monson was a printer by trade. His career in publishing began with the Deseret News company, and later worked for the Deseret News Press.
Thomas S. Monson has served as an Apostle for 50 years. He was ordained as President of the Church in 2008. His example is one of great service. He will forever be remembered as one who always put others, and the Lord first.
Here are a couple of short videos. Listen to his voice and hear his teachings.
“I testify to you that our promised blessings are beyond measure. Though the storm clouds may gather, though the rains may pour down upon us, our knowledge of the gospel and our love of our Heavenly Father and of our Savior will comfort and sustain us and bring joy to our hearts as we walk uprightly and keep the commandments. There will be nothing in this world that can defeat us.”
“True love can alter human lives and change human nature. Have the courage to refrain from judging and criticizing those around you. Have the courage to make sure everyone is included and valued.”
“I once sacrificed something I love for the God I love even more, and He has never forgotten me for it.”
“…your Heavenly Father loves you—each of you. That love never changes. It is not influenced by your appearance, by your possessions, or by the amount of money you have in your bank account. It is not changed by your talents and abilities. It is simply there. It is there for you when you are sad or happy, discouraged or hopeful. God’s love is there for you whether or not you feel you deserve love. It is simply always there.”