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October 2016 | The Sustaining of Church Officers

The Sustaining of Church Officers

October 2016 General Conference

Brothers and sisters, President Monson has invited me to present the names of the General Officers and Area Seventies of the Church to you for your sustaining vote.

It is proposed that we sustain Thomas Spencer Monson as prophet, seer, and revelator and President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Henry Bennion Eyring as First Counselor in the First Presidency; and Dieter Friedrich Uchtdorf as Second Counselor in the First Presidency.

Those in favor may manifest it.

Those opposed may manifest it.

It is proposed that we sustain Russell Marion Nelson as President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and the following as members of that quorum: Russell M. Nelson, Dallin H. Oaks, M. Russell Ballard, Robert D. Hales, Jeffrey R. Holland, David A. Bednar, Quentin L. Cook, D. Todd Christofferson, Neil L. Andersen, Ronald A. Rasband, Gary E. Stevenson, and Dale G. Renlund.

Those in favor, please manifest it.

Any opposed may so indicate.

It is proposed that we sustain the counselors in the First Presidency and the Quorum of 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 with appreciation for their distinguished service Elders Daniel L. Johnson, Jairo Mazzagardi, Kent F. Richards, and Francisco J. Viñas as General Authority Seventies and grant them emeritus status. We note the service of Elder Per G. Malm, who passed away on July 26, 2016. We express our love and heartfelt condolences to Sister Malm and to their children and grandchildren.

Those who wish to join with us in expressing gratitude to these Brethren for their remarkable service, please so manifest.

It is proposed that we release Alan R. Walker as an Area Seventy. Those who wish to express appreciation to Brother Walker for his service, please so indicate.

It is proposed that we sustain the following as Area Seventies: Bhanu K. Hiranandani and Sandino Roman.

All in favor, please manifest it.

Those opposed, if any.

It is proposed that we sustain the other General Authorities, Area Seventies, and General Auxiliary Presidencies as presently constituted.

All in favor, please manifest it.

Contrary, if there be any, by the same sign.

President Monson, the voting has been noted. We invite those who may have opposed any of the proposals to contact their stake presidents.

Brothers and sisters, thank you for your continued faith and prayers in behalf of the leaders of the Church.