Friday, July 24, 2009

LDS Church leaders present President Obama with his family history

LDS Church president Thomas S. Monson met with U.S. president Barack Obama this week and presented him with five volumes of Obama's family history. The histories were compiled for Obama as a gift from the Church. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who is a member of the church, attended the meeting, along with Elder Dallin H. Oaks from the church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

President Obama on the meeting: "I enjoyed my meeting with President Monson and Elder Oaks. I'm grateful for the genealogical records that they brought with them and am looking forward to reading through the materials with my daughters. It's something our family will treasure for years to come."

President Monson on the meeting: "President Obama’s heritage is rich with examples of leadership, sacrifice and service. We were very pleased to research his family history and are honored to present it to him today."

1 comment:

abenlinz said...

I did not know that the church did this. What a great gift! Thanks for sharing.