In a momentous announcement during the Sunday afternoon session of the 169th Annual General Conference, on April 4, 1999, President Gordon B. Hinckley said, “Among all of the temples we are constructing, we plan to rebuild the Nauvoo Temple. A member of the Church and his family have provided a very substantial contribution to make this possible. … The new building will stand as a memorial to those who built the first such structure there on the banks of the Mississippi.”
As General Authorities were presented for a sustaining vote, six new members of the Second Quorum of the Seventy were announced.
Elder Adhemar Damiani, São Paulo, Brazil, was serving as second counselor in the Brazil South Area Presidency.
Elder Stephen B. Oveson, San Juan Capistrano, California, was serving as president of the Argentina Buenos Aires South Mission.
Elder David R. Stone, Windermere, Florida, was serving as president of the Dominican Republic Santo Domingo West Mission.
Elder H. Bruce Stucki, St. George, Utah, was serving as president of the England Manchester Mission.
Elder Richard H. Winkel, Provo, Utah, retired as the owner and president of a lumber company.
Elder Robert S. Wood, Middletown, Rhode Island, was serving as an Area Authority Seventy.