Orson Scott Card on President Hinckley

Fiction author and Mormon Times columnist Orson Scott Card gives unique insight into the roles and responsibilities of late LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley:

Orson Scott Card - A Vote of Thanks For a Powerful Individual

"During the first years of his presidency, sometimes [President Hinckley] traveled so much that it seemed he was determined to speak personally to every member of the church before he died. After so many years of seeing presidents of the church only on television, suddenly the prophet was everywhere! ... Because the Lord had blessed him with robust health and clear speech, unlike his predecessors as president, he might have felt he had a duty to let the Saints hear the prophet's voice and see his face in person."