The Sustaining of Church Officers


Thomas S. Monson

The Sustaining of Church Officers

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 by the uplifted hand.

Those opposed may so manifest it, if any.

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 the following as Area Seventies effective May 1, 2006:

Salvador Aguirre, Jose C. Aleson, Daniel P. Alvarez, David S. Baxter, Shayne M. Bowen, Yatyr M. Cesar, Robert M. Cowan, Keith R. Edwards, Stanley G. Ellis, Franz R. Gaag, Daniel L. Johnson, Joel H. McKinnon, Marcus B. Nash, Armando A. Sierra, Jeffrey C. Swinton, Remus G. Villarete.

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

It is proposed that we sustain as new members of the First Quorum of the Seventy Elders Keith K. Hilbig, David S. Baxter, Shayne M. Bowen, Daniel L. Johnson, Marcus B. Nash, and Anthony D. Perkins, and as new members of the Second Quorum of the Seventy, Elders Craig A. Cardon, Don R. Clarke, Keith R. Edwards, Stanley G. Ellis, and Larry W. Gibbons.

All in favor please manifest it.

Any opposed by the same sign.

It is proposed that we sustain the following as new Area Seventies:

Jose L. Alonso, Vladimiro J. Campero, Juan A. Etchegaray, Hernan I. Herrera, David J. Hoare, César H. Hooker, Javier Ibañez, Daniel M. Jones, Stephen C. Kerr, Joni L. Koch, Daniel A. Moreno, Kent H. Murdock, J. Michel Paya, Stephen D. Posey, Carlos F. Rivas, Juan M. Rodriguez, Carlos Villanova.

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

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

We shall now ask the newly called General Authorities to take their places on the stand.