The Sustaining of Church Officers
May 2011

“The Sustaining of Church Officers,” Ensign, May 2011, 26–27

The Sustaining of Church Officers

It is proposed that we sustain Thomas Spencer Monson as prophet, seer, and revelator and President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Henry Bennion Eyring as First Counselor in the First Presidency; and Dieter Friedrich Uchtdorf 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 Boyd Kenneth Packer as 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, Richard G. Scott, Robert D. Hales, Jeffrey R. Holland, David A. Bednar, Quentin L. Cook, D. Todd Christofferson, and Neil L. Andersen.

Those in favor, please manifest it.

Any opposed may so indicate.

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 on May 1, 2011: José L. Alonso, Nelson L. Altamirano, John S. Anderson, Ian S. Ardern, Sergio E. Avila, David R. Brown, D. Fraser Bullock, Donald J. Butler, Vladimiro J. Campero, Daniel M. Cañoles, Carl B. Cook, I. Poloski Cordon, J. Devn Cornish, Federico F. Costales, LeGrand R. Curtis Jr., Heber O. Diaz, Andrew M. Ford, Julio G. Gaviola, Manuel Gonzalez, Daniel M. Jones, Donald J. Keyes, Domingos S. Linhares, B. Renato Maldonado, Raymundo Morales, J. Michel Paya, Stephen D. Posey, Juan M. Rodriguez, Gerardo L. Rubio, Jay L. Sitterud, Dirk Smibert, Eivind Sterri, Ysrael A. Tolentino, W. Christopher Waddell, and Gary W. Walker.

Those who wish to join us in expressing our gratitude for their excellent service, please manifest it.

It is proposed that we sustain as new members of the First Quorum of the Seventy Don R. Clarke, José L. Alonso, Ian S. Ardern, Carl B. Cook, LeGrand R. Curtis Jr., W. Christopher Waddell, and Kazuhiko Yamashita; and as new members of the Second Quorum of the Seventy Randall K. Bennett, J. Devn Cornish, O. Vincent Haleck, and Larry Y. Wilson.

All in favor, please manifest it.

Those opposed, by the same sign.

It is proposed that we sustain the following as new Area Seventies: Kent J. Allen, Stephen B. Allen, Winsor Balderrama, R. Randall Bluth, Hans T. Boom, Patrick M. Boutoille, Marcelo F. Chappe, Eleazer S. Collado, Jeffrey D. Cummings, Nicolas L. Di Giovanni, Jorge S. Dominguez, Gary B. Doxey, David G. Fernandes, Hernán D. Ferreira, Ricardo P. Giménez, Allen D. Haynie, Douglas F. Higham, Robert W. Hymas, Lester F. Johnson, Matti T. Jouttenus, Chang Ho Kim, Alfred Kyungu, Remegio E. Meim Jr., Ismael Mendoza, Cesar A. Morales, Rulon D. Munns, Ramon C. Nobleza, Abenir V. Pajaro, Gary B. Porter, José L. Reina, Esteban G. Resek, George F. Rhodes Jr., Lynn L. Summerhays, Craig B. Terry, David J. Thomson, Ernesto R. Toris, Arnulfo Valenzuela, Ricardo Valladares, Fabian I. Vallejo, Emer Villalobos, and Terry L. Wade.

All in favor, please signify.

Any opposed.

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.

President Monson, insofar as I have been able to observe, the voting in the Conference Center has been unanimous in favor of the proposals made.

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