By Heidi Swinton
Publish 12 months note: First released 2010
"The sweetest event in mortality is to understand 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 tool within the Lord's arms, one via whom the paintings of the dominion of God is lovingly carried out.
President Monson cares approximately humans through the thousands; he has traveled the earth to bless numerous lives in unnumbered lands. He will be recognized most sensible, notwithstanding, for being concerned approximately humans one after the other. he's taking time if you could have been normally forgotten via others. He acknowledges the individual within the crowd who may need the additional little bit of awareness he supplies. He is going the place the Spirit leads him—even if it capacity traversing continents to provide a priesthood blessing to a pain friend.
To the Rescue chronicles the existence and ministry of this remarkable chief. it really is jam-packed with the heartwarming own debts so regular of President Monson—some that experience develop into favorites through the years and so on that experience now not been instructed ahead of. Readers should be transported to his adolescence, the place he realized his first classes approximately achieving out to others. they are going to glimpse his institution stories, his leisure pursuits (especially his prize Birmingham curler pigeons), his army carrier within the military, and his courtship with Frances Johnson, who could turn into his everlasting significant other and maximum support.
Most vital, readers will become aware of Thomas S. Monson going "to the rescue" in his greater than six many years of dedicated Church provider. referred to as as a bishop at age twenty-two, as a counselor in a stake presidency at age twenty-seven, as a undertaking 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 two decades, starting with hushed conferences held in vehicles to prevent listening units and culminating within the commitment of a temple at 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 well-known humans as members and ministered to their desire in own ways.
"I testify that every one folks can think 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 energy within the lifetime of one striking man.