Thirty-two Seventies Sustained in New Callings

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    During the 168th Annual General Conference, three brethren were called to the First Quorum of the Seventy, 13 brethren were called to the Second Quorum of the Seventy, and 16 new Area Authority Seventies were called to the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Quorums of the Seventy.

    Elders Sheldon F. Child, Quentin L. Cook, and Francisco J. Viñas were called from the Second Quorum of the Seventy to the First Quorum of the Seventy; all three brethren were sustained to the Second Quorum of the Seventy in April 1996.

    Called to the Second Quorum of the Seventy were 13 brethren—one each from Brazil, Maryland and Ohio, two from Texas, and eight from Utah: Elders Athos M. Amorím, E Ray Bateman, Val R. Christensen, Ronald T. Halverson, Earl M. Monson, Merrill C. Oaks, H. Bryan Richards, Ned B. Roueché, D. Lee Tobler, Gordon T. Watts, Stephen A. West, Robert J. Whetten, and Ray H. Wood.

    The 16 new Area Authority Seventies are Henry F. Acebedo, assigned to the Philippines-Micronesia Area; Juan A. Alvaradejo, Mexico South Area; Modesto M. Amistad Jr., Philippines-Micronesia Area; Horacio P. Araya, South America North Area; Gustavo A. Barrios, Chile Area; Craig A. Bullock, North America West Area; Adhemar Damiani, Brazil Area; Edgardo E. Fernando, Philippines-Micronesia Area; Franz R. Gaag, Europe West Area; Daniel L. Johnson, South America North Area; Wilfredo R. López, Chile Area; Jairo Mazzagardi, Brazil Area; Jesús Nieves, North America Southeast Area; Adrián Ochoa, Mexico North Area; Emmanuel O. Opare Sr., Africa Area; and Willy F. Zuzunaga, South America North Area.