Tuesday, October 15, 2013
President Thomas S. Monson: Last of His Era
THERE likely won't be another like President Thomas S. Monson in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for a very, very long time.
Check out the cover of this November 1966 Improvement Era Magazine.
Then Elder Monson is in the lower right-hand corner. He's the last living one of these 16 General Authorities of the Church, some 47 years later.
Called as a bishop at age 22, as a mission president at age 31 and as an Apostle at age 36, President Monson is a rare, veteran church leader.
No one else has 50 years of full-time church services as a General Authority, spanning 7 church presidents, until he himself was called as the Prophet.