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 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 so manifest.

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 Elders John H. Groberg and David E. Sorensen as members of the Presidency of the Quorums of the Seventy and as members of the First Quorum of the Seventy and designate them as emeritus General Authorities. It is proposed that we release Elders F. Burton Howard, F. Melvin Hammond, and Harold G. Hillam as members of the First Quorum of the Seventy and designate them as emeritus General Authorities.

All who wish to join with us in doing so please manifest it.

We extend a release to Elders Darwin B. Christenson, Adhemar Damiani, H. Aldridge Gillespie, Stephen B. Oveson, Ned B. Roueché, and Dennis E. Simmons as members of the Second Quorum of the Seventy.

Those who wish to join with us in doing so please manifest it.

We also extend a release to Jairo Mazzagardi as an Area Seventy.

All who wish to join us in expressing appreciation please manifest it.

It is proposed that we sustain Elders Neil L. Andersen and Ronald A. Rasband as members of the Presidency of the Quorums of the Seventy.

All in favor please manifest it.

Any opposed by the same sign.

It is proposed that we sustain Sione M. Fineanganofo as an Area Seventy to succeed Pita R. Vamanrav, who recently passed away.

All in favor please manifest it.

Any opposed 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.

Any opposed may manifest it.

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

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