Elder Ballard passed away this week, I will always remember his talks about history of the church and how we can all become better saints.
Was privileged to meet him a couple of times in person. Always warm and genuine with people. The last time I met with him was when he came to the Spanish ward I am assigned too (Inner city mission). He spoke about how his grandfather dedicated Chile to preaching of the gospel and how much he loves the Latino people.
What was kind of funny was that he showed up when the bishop’s daughter was giving her farewell talk before going to Chile on her mission.
How would you like to give a talk in front of a General Authority without having any warning? She did great, and Elder Ballard met with her aside after the meeting to give her words of encouragement.
What a great man he was.