The Sustaining of Church Officers


The Sustaining of Church Officers

My brothers and sisters, President Hinckley has requested that I 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 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 extend an official vote of appreciation to Elders Loren C. Dunn, F. Enzio Busche, and Alexander B. Morrison and designate them as emeritus members of the First Quorum of the Seventy. All who wish to join with us in doing so, please manifest it.

With gratitude for their service as members of the Second Quorum of the Seventy, we extend an honorable release to Elders Eran A. Call, W. Don Ladd, James O. Mason, and Richard E. Turley Sr.

Those who wish to join in an expression of appreciation, please indicate by the uplifted hand.

It is proposed that we release with a vote of thanks Elder Harold G. Hillam as a President of the Quorums of the Seventy and Elders Harold G. Hillam, Neil L. Andersen, and John H. Groberg as the Sunday School general presidency.

Those who wish to join in an expression of appreciation to all for their services, please make it known.

It is proposed that we sustain Elder Dennis B. Neuenschwander as a member 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 release Elders Hugo A. Catrón, Ambrosio C. Collado, Gordon G. Conger, Cláudio Cuéllar, Paul L. Diehl, Donald B. Doty, Alvie R. Evans Sr., Eduardo Gavarret, Salomón Jaar, W. E. Barry Mayo, Mitchell V. Myers, Stein Pedersen, Gustavo Ramos, Eugene E. Reid, Alejandro M. Robles, Servando Rojas, Lynn A. Rosenvall, L. Douglas Smoot, Brian A. Watling, and Carlos D. Vargas as Area Authority Seventies.

All in favor, please manifest it.

It is proposed that we sustain Tsung Ting Yang and Alexsandr N. Manzhos as Area Authority Seventies.

All in favor, please manifest it.

Any opposed.

It is proposed that we sustain Elders Marlin K. Jensen, Neil L. Andersen, and John H. Groberg as the Sunday School general presidency.

All in favor, please manifest it.

Any opposed.

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 that the sustaining has been unanimous in the affirmative.

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