Today, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement after hearing that Richard G. Scott, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, had passed away:
“Elder Richard G. Scott had the razor-sharp mind of an engineer fused with the tender softness of a disciple’s soul. His gentle voice invited all who had lost hope, lost their way or wandered far – to come home – home to the faith, family and community that would bring them real peace and lasting joy. Countless individuals around the world heard his invitation to come home and rightly felt and knew that he was talking directly them. Ever in search of the one who was lost – Elder Scott’s words and witness of Jesus Christ served as the lower lights upon the shore to gently guide the wanderer home. I take comfort in knowing that Elder Scott has gone to that heavenly home he so often pointed to and is once again united with his beloved Wife, Jeanene."