The Sustaining of Church Officers

Thomas S. Monson

Second Counselor in the First Presidency


My brothers and sisters, I shall now present to you the General Authorities and general officers of the Church for your sustaining vote.

It is proposed that we sustain Ezra Taft Benson as prophet, seer, and revelator and President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Gordon B. Hinckley as First Counselor in the First Presidency; and Thomas S. Monson as Second Counselor in the First Presidency.

Those in favor may manifest it. Those opposed, if any, may manifest it.

It is proposed that we sustain Howard W. Hunter as President of the Council of the Twelve Apostles and the following as members of that Council: Howard W. Hunter, Boyd K. Packer, Marvin J. Ashton, L. Tom Perry, David B. Haight, James E. Faust, Neal A. Maxwell, Russell M. Nelson, Dallin H. Oaks, M. Russell Ballard, Joseph B. Wirthlin, and Richard G. Scott.

Those in favor, please manifest it. Any opposed.

It is proposed that we sustain the Counselors in the First Presidency and the Twelve Apostles as prophets, seers, and revelators.

All in favor, please manifest it. Contrary, if there be any, by the same sign.

It is proposed that we sustain as members of the First Quorum of the Seventy the following Brethren who have been serving as members of the Second Quorum of the Seventy: Elders F. Melvin Hammond, Kenneth Johnson, and Lynn A. Mickelsen.

Those in favor, please manifest it. Opposed, if any, by the same sign.

It is also proposed that we sustain Neil Linden Andersen and David Todd Christofferson as new members of the First Quorum of the Seventy.

All in favor, please manifest it. Contrary, if there be any, by the same sign.

It is proposed that we sustain the other General Authorities and general auxiliary presidencies as presently constituted.

Those in favor, please manifest it. Any opposed may manifest it.

It appears that the voting has been unanimous in the affirmative.

We invite the new Seventies to take their places on the stand at this time.

Thank you, brothers and sisters, for your vote of love and support.