The Sustaining of Church Officers

Thomas S. Monson

First Counselor in the First Presidency


My brothers and sisters, President Hinckley has requested that I now present to you the General Authorities, Area Seventies, and general auxiliary presidencies of the Church for your sustaining vote.

It is proposed that we sustain Gordon Bitner Hinckley as prophet, seer, and revelator and President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Thomas Spencer Monson as First Counselor in the First Presidency; and James Esdras Faust 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 Thomas Spencer Monson as President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; Boyd Kenneth Packer as Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; and the following as members of that quorum: Boyd K. Packer, L. Tom Perry, Russell M. Nelson, Dallin H. Oaks, M. Russell Ballard, Joseph B. Wirthlin, Richard G. Scott, Robert D. Hales, Jeffrey R. Holland, Henry B. Eyring, Dieter F. Uchtdorf, and David A. Bednar.

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 release the following as Area Seventies effective May 1, 2005:

Jorge O. Abad, Carlos E. Agüero, Marcos A. Aidukaitis, Gustavo A. Barrios, René J. Cabrera, Edison M. Cabrito, Tad R. Callister, Carl B. Cook, Reynaldo L. Cuyong, Jorge L. del Castillo, Benjamin De Hoyos, Lindsay T. Dil, Fred C. Dimaya, Enrique R. Falabella, Roberto Garcia, Larry W. Gibbons, C. Scott Grow, John A. Harris, Merrill F. Higham, R. Randall Huff, Michael L. Jensen, Paul V. Johnson, Won Yong Ko, Wilfredo R. López, Ronald L. Loveland, Jeffrey J. Marchant, Hans H. Mattsson, E. Israel Pérez, Holger D. Rakow, Alfonso Ramos, Carlos C. Revillo Sr., Manfred H. Schütze, J. Mitchel Scott, José A. Teixeira da Silva, Lowell M. Snow, Guillermo Torres, Roland N. Walker.

All who wish to join us in expressing appreciation for the service of these Brethren, please manifest it.

It is proposed that we release with a vote of thanks and sincere appreciation as the Primary general presidency Sisters Coleen K. Menlove, Sydney S. Reynolds, and Gayle M. Clegg.

All who can join in a vote of appreciation please manifest it.

It is proposed that we sustain Elder Marlin K. Jensen as Church Historian/Recorder.

All in favor please manifest it.

Any opposed by the same sign.

It is proposed that we sustain Benjamin De Hoyos, David F. Evans, C. Scott Grow, Richard G. Hinckley, Paul V. Johnson, Paul E. Koelliker, Paul B. Pieper, and Ulisses Soares as new members of the First Quorum of the Seventy and Won Yong Ko, Wolfgang H. Paul, Lowell M. Snow, and Paul K. Sybrowsky as new members of the Second Quorum of the Seventy.

All in favor please manifest it.

Any opposed by the same sign.

It is proposed that we sustain the following as Area Seventies:

Nelson L. Altamirano, Manuel Araiz, Sergio E. Avila, Marcelo P. Bolfarini, Shayne M. Bowen, David R. Brown, Fernando E. Calderon, Milton da Rocha Camargo, Daniel M. Cañoles, I. Poloski Cordón, Federico F. Costales Jr., John C. Dalton, Heber O. Diaz, Luis G. Duarte, Frerich Görts, Ronald J. Hammond, Miguel Hidalgo, Patrick Kearon, Donald J. Keyes, Christiaan H. Kleijweg, Larry R. Lawrence, Robert W. Lees, F. Rene Loli, Glendon Lyons, Juan A. Machuca, Raymundo Morales, Brent H. Nielson, Carlos S. Obata, Alejandro M. Robles, Gerardo L. Rubio, Gvido Senkans, Fabian L. Sinamban, Dirk Smibert, Hans T. Sorensen, Eivind Sterri, Miguel R. Valdez, Gary W. Walker, Richard C. Zambrano.

All in favor please manifest it.

Any opposed by the same sign.

It is proposed that we sustain Cheryl Clark Lant as general president of the Primary, with Margaret Swensen Lifferth as first counselor and Vicki Fujii Matsumori as second counselor.

All in favor please manifest it.

Opposed, if any, by the same sign.

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

Those in favor please manifest it.

Opposed, if any.

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

Thank you, brothers and sisters, for your continued faith and prayers.

We shall now ask the newly called General Authorities and the Primary general presidency to take their places on the stand.