The Sustaining of Church Officers

Thomas S. Monson

First Counselor in the First Presidency


Thomas S. Monson

My brothers and sisters, President Hinckley has requested that I, Brother Monson, now present to you the General Authorities, Area Authority 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 also 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, David B. Haight, Neal A. Maxwell, Russell M. Nelson, Dallin H. Oaks, M. Russell Ballard, Joseph B. Wirthlin, Richard G. Scott, Robert D. Hales, Jeffrey R. Holland, and Henry B. Eyring. Those in favor, please manifest it. Opposed, if any, by the same sign.

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.

Those who can now join with us in extending a vote of appreciation to Elders Douglas L. Callister, Donald L. Hallstrom, Cleto P. de Oliveria, and Octaviano Tenorio for their service as Area Authority Seventies, please manifest it. Thank you.

It is proposed that we sustain Elders Lance B. Wickman, Lynn G. Robbins, Donald L. Hallstrom, and Ronald A. Rasband as new members of the First Quorum of the Seventy. All in favor, please manifest it. Opposed, if any.

It is proposed that we sustain the following as new members of the Second Quorum of the Seventy: Douglas L. Callister, Darwin B. Christenson, Keith Crockett, H. Aldridge Gillespie, and Robert C. Oaks. Those in favor, please signify. Opposed, if any, may also signify.

It is proposed that we sustain the following as Area Authority Seventies: Jorge O. Abad, Marcos A. Aidukaitis, José C. Aleson, Gutenberg G. Amorím, José E. Boza, Edison M. Cabrito, Tad R. Callister, Marco A. Cardenas, Yatyr M. César, Flávio A. Cooper, Robert M. Cowan, Reynaldo L. Cuyong, Fred C. Dimaya, Rowland E. Elvidge, Jaime Ferreira, Roberto García, D. Rex Gerratt, José L. Gonzalez, James J. Hamula, Ralph W. Hardy Jr., Joseph T. Hicken, Merrill F. Higham, Michael L. Jensen, Glen O. Jenson, Spencer V. Jones, Ronald L. Loveland, Hans H. Mattsson, James B. McDonald, Ross H. McEachran, A. Roger Merrill, Haruyoshi Nakamura, Alfonso L. Ramos, Dale G. Renlund, Carlos C. Revillo Sr., Lindon J. Robison, J. Mitchel Scott, Jean A. Tefan, Guillermo Torres, and Roland N. Walker. All in favor, please manifest it. Thank you. Any opposed, by the same sign.

It is proposed that we sustain the other General Authorities, Area Authority Seventies, and general auxiliary presidencies as presently constituted. Those in favor, please manifest it. Opposed, if any, by the same sign.

It appears, President Hinckley, that the sustaining has been unanimous in the affirmative. Thank you, brothers and sisters, for your faith and your prayers.

We shall now ask the newly called members of the First and Second Quorums of the Seventy to take their places on the stand as directed by the ushers. Thank you.