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 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. 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 Elders Gerald N. Lund and William R. Walker as new members of the Second Quorum of the Seventy. All in favor, please manifest it. Any opposed.

It is proposed that we release Kay H. Christensen, Clayton S. Huber, David López, Hyde M. Merrill, Adelson de Paula Parrella, and R. Gordon Porter as Area Authority Seventies. All in favor, please manifest it.

It is proposed that we sustain the following as Area Authority Seventies: D. Allen Andersen, David S. Baxter, C. Elmer Black Jr., G. Lynn Brenchley, Ildefonso de Castro Deus Neto, Clayton M. Christensen, Ernesto A. Da Silva, Hector A. Dávalos, James Dunlop, James M. Dunn, I. Lee Ence, Carlos R. Fernandez, John R. Gibson, Stephen W. Hansen, Emmanuel A. Kissi, B. Renato Maldonado, Jeffrey J. Marchant, Gerald A. Mead, Hyae-Kee Min, Rodrigo Myrrha, Masayuki Nakano, Yasuo Niiyama, Carlos L. Pedraja, Carlos A. Perez, D. Chad Richardson, Maury W. Schooff, M. Gonzalo Sepúlveda, T. LaMar Sleight, John C. Taggart, Anthony R. Temple. All in favor, please manifest it. Any opposed, by the same sign.

It is proposed that we release with a vote of thanks and sincere appreciation Mary Ellen Wood Smoot, Virginia Urry Jensen, and Sheri L. Dew as the Relief Society general presidency. We also release all members of the Relief Society general board. All in favor, please manifest it.

It is proposed that we sustain Bonnie Rae Dansie Parkin as the new general president of the Relief Society, with Kathleen Hurst Hughes as first counselor and Anne Clark Pingree as second counselor. Those in favor may manifest it. Any opposed may so signify.

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. Any opposed may manifest it.

It appears, President Hinckley, that the sustaining has been unanimous in the affirmative.

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