I have noted the negative comments from some of our faith and those of other
faiths. I call to mind the October 1984 address of Elder Bruce R. McConkie in
which he said: "The Church is like a great caravanorganized, prepared, following
an appointed course, with its captains of tens and captains of hundreds all in
place. "What does it matter if a few barking dogs snap at the heels
of the weary travelers? ... The caravan moves on."Whatever the
critics may say, the caravan moves on with Presidents Hinckley, Monson and
Eyring leading it. I sustain them!
Pres. Gordon B. Hinkley is the living prophet for the world. He was chosen by
God as are Pres. Erying, Elder Cook, and Elder Gonzalez. This is the Lord's
work. Be thankful for that these men were found worthy and willing to serve us.
It is my honor to support the leadership of the Lord's church.
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Did any of you actually listen to Packer's talk? None of these men are any
better than anyone else! Quit idolizing them. They are just men, by their own
Hey Deseret! Thanks for your comment!Greetings from
Hidalgo,Mxico.Enjoy today's conference session.God bless.
I have not yet sustained President Eyring to his new calling but will do so when
our Stake observes the broadcast in the coming week. It is spiritually sound and
also logically in my think. Each one of the Apostles could fill the position of
The First Presidency, and each are being prepared and are prepared to do so, but
they will always feel inadequate because they are just men. I feel Heavenly
Father wants Elder Eyring at this time and it feels right with me, we are all
dictated by our own conscience to agree or disagree.
Hallelujah! I was happy for the announcement!
Good point Kelly. I'm tired of other people being critical of my religion and
setting themselves up on a pedastal when they don't even understand their own
Just a quick observation of Catholic history. The first black Catholic priest,
James Augustine Healy, was ordained in 1854. The first black Catholic Cardinal,
Laurian Rugambwa, was ordained in 1961. There is yet to be a black Pope. The
LDS church is 177 years old. Maybe we'll have to wait 1700 more years from our
founding for a black apostle too?
Wrote something before on a similar story earlier today. Don't know why it (the
other story) disappeared.Wanted to say that Elder (now President)
Eyring is a very good choice. He's has the qualities of being humble,
caring, and knows the Gospel well. I'm sure that the Lord was involved in the
selection process and it well pleased.Both Elder Cook and Elder
Gonzalez are also goodcapable men in the Priesthood. I'm sure the Lordis pleased in those selections too.Elder Eyring gave some great
thoughts and personal stories in the Priesthood session tonight. Elder Gonzalez
also gave some a good address (muy bien) in Priesthhood session on the theme of
Earthquakes and carried that "earthquake" theme into many aspects and challenges
of our lives.Looking forward to hearing from Elder Cook soon.God Bless....
Mr. Garza,As you may know, the revelation on the priesthood was 1978.
Since then, there have been black leaders in just about any calling, just about
everywhere, including 70's. Apostles are for life. We don't want them dying any
faster than they do. We have people from everywhere. We have a large
group of people from spanish speaking countries that are members and have many
leaders from there. Give people a chance to be ready. This isn't a contest. No
one really wants the callings announced today.
MY FAMILY AND I WE SUSTAIN OUR NEW GENERAL AUTHORIES.WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR GREAT
LEADERS LIKE PRESIDENT EYRING,ELDER GONZALEZ,ELDER COOK. THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT
HEAVENLY FATHER IS GUIDING HIS KINGDOM HERE ON EARTH. IT IS SO GREAT TO KNOW
THAT WE HAVE GREAT LEADERS TO LEAD US. I FELT PRESIDENT EYRING'S SPIRIT IN
PRIESTHOOD MEETING. HE IS A PROPHET OF GOD. THE GOSPLE IS TRUE AND HIS LEADERS
ARE TRUE. HOW GREAT IS TO LIVE THE GOSPLE OF CHRIST.WHAT A GREAT TESTIMONY
MEETING WE ARE HAVING. I SURE HOPE EVERYBODY FEELS THE SPIRIT AS I DO.
I don't support what these men stand for, but I do think that it was very cute
of your president to whollop Mr. Eyring on the noggin. It shows his fun, human
side and that's a good thing.
What a wonderful opportunity to see that the Lord directs the affairs of His
Church. As we can see from some comments, there are those who do not understand
the workings of the Lord. I am certain that when Jesus made his choices of
leadership some may have questioned why 11 of the 12 were from the same small
area of the country.The Lord is not a respecter of persons. His
calls are to those that he needs in some special need at this current time.And this is not hero worship but an exclamation of faith and joy in the
wisdom of God.
Loved both choices today. I thought it might be Jeff Holland or Henry Eyring
and I am not disappointed. I just pray President Hinckley has continued good
health. I love him so much. This was the best conference I have seen in years.
Absolutely LOVED it.
To Mr. Garza, I am happy you are a Catholic too and I say that kindly.
You have your own opinion about how the Church chooses its leaders. The day will
come and not too far in the future, when there will be apostles chosen from all
over the world. We already have Seventies from all over the world who make a
tremendous contribution to how the Church is run. I love Brother Eyring
and Brother Cook. The Lord wanted these men in the positions that they were
called by a prophet of God, President Gordon B. Hinckley. I knew President Faust
and after this great man passed away, I chose Brother Henry in my own mind to be
the 2nd Counselor.
To Adalberto Garza - Shame on you for playing the race card on this occasion.
Church leaders are called by inspiration. The Lord is no respecter of
persons.Do you see me taking a racial census of the College of
Cardinals? Of course not. You should follow the example of Eduardo Murillo; he
has the right spirit.
Mr Garza, This is NOT big business with Affirmitive Action quotas. Have a
little faith and leave politics out of it. These are men called by God.
Hey Stanford,New to the church? PH is never shown on TV or
broadcasted by radio.
Priesthood Session has NEVER been broadcast on cable.
Can someone tell me why BYU cable is showing football instead of the priesthood
Millions of members are thrilled to learn that these President Eyring & Elder
Cook have been called to serve in these callings. President Eyring is loved and
admired. Fewer of us know Elder Cook, but will come to know him in the
future.Negative comments are not instructive. These men
have lived and worked honorable lives. They have raised families that have
honored the teachings of Christ. Their accomplishments have been established,
but it wouldn't matter if they had the most humble business background. Talented members throughout the world accomplish significant tasks where
they are. They do not need to be in Utah to make a difference. The Lord uses
each of us in a manner pleasing to Him. If you don't understand that, my
comments will not make a difference.
Brothers and sisters... The only important thing here is that Revelation is
still given, the church of Christ has been restored, priesthood is on earth, we
have living prophets and today president Eyring has been called as second
counselor. And the best is we know church is true! Lets no waste or time by
answering comments that attack our leaders and church. I really think that peole
who attack others need information in order to understand what they write. And
finally... it doesn't matter who you are...catholic, jw, evangelist, etc... the
members of the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints are always willing to
help you and be friends.Eduardo Murillo, Hidalgo, Mxico.
I am so delighted that Eyring is now second counselor in the First Presidency. I
love this Church and I know Joseph Smith is the Prophet of the restoration in
this last dispensation. I know Gordon B. Hinkley is a Prophet and I look forward
to the rest of General Conference tomorrow.
No one has mentioned anything about Quentin Cook. I was raised and went to
school with Quentin and Mary Cook. A finer choice would be IMPOSSIBLE to find.
They always, both of them, treated everyone equally. I have the highest
admiration for them both. They lived Christ-Like lives from their youngest
years. This is a calling for both of them that I find heart warming and with
total acceptance of the divine choice. I have known them over 60 years.
Perhaps when the LDS church has 500 million members, like the Catholic church,
there will be a wider dispersion of ethnicity among the principle quorums of the
church. I'm sure that when Catholicism was in its infancy, it's leaders were all
Italians. By your logic, Christ was also wrong to call only Hebrew males from
Galilee as his Apostles. It seems like God is no respecter of race or ethnicity.
Yet our modern world is deeply concerned with ethnicity. God will call whom he
will call. Our responsibility is to sustain them, not question their race.
There is a great peace that fills us as a member of the church to know that the
Lord has spoken and we are being taken care of. The new Church Presidency is
complete and many, many prayers have been answered. Thank you Deseret News for
the quick news story.
Revelation is continuous and applies today as agreat man and leader is
called to work in a worldwide,influential Chirch of Jesus Christ! I
knowElder Henry Eyring is a true man of God. Poetman
yeah I was surprized, as Im sure he was too. This is great for the church.
Elder Eyring is an excellent choice. But my money was on BA. I probably
shouldn't be betting on these things.
Love it. President Eyring's description of how decisions are made in church
leading councils was the highlight of the first day of conference
Thats cool!!! I was so looking forward to this! I love Elder Eyring. I think he
is so cool. Dad and I were betting on who would replace Elder Faust, and I
guessed Eyring!! I won. I think he will be great!
I love the leader!
I wouldn't care if the Lord decided to call someone from a different country.
Look at Elder Uchtdorf, he is a wonderful leader and last time I checked, he
wasn't raised on Temple Square :) The church is full of different ethnic
leaders. I love President Eyring, it doesn't take a member of the church to
see that he is full of love for everyone. I saw him at the grocery store
several years ago as a teenager and I immediately could tell, he wasn't just any
one. Anyway, Ade, I hope you know, that I'm glad that the Catholic church has
leaders from all nations, and I think there are many really good leaders. We're
just happy, another great person was called to be a prophet (like the Lord has
been doing for several years (like 6000)).
Ade,I guess you don't understand, it's not the prophet who calls the
leadership of the LDS church. A higher source makes the call. There are worthy
leaders in this church from all nationalities and walks of life.
It'll be interesting to see if the new relationship the church has announced it
wants to have with the media allows for discussion of any if the topics or
subjects the church as not commented on in the past. There are a lot of
questions the outside world would love to see met with candid, open responses by
In response of Ades message, I consider a divine gift to have living prophets
nowadays. I do not care if they were born in Northamerica, South, Europe or in
Mars. The fact is that they live and help us to live in a better way. And, it is
not important where you serve, but how.Gabriel Gargano, from Buenos
I am so thankful that President Hinckley recieved the revelation to choose Elder
Eyring, He will be an asset in that postion. You will continue to be in my
I was very surprised and excited to hear his name chosen by the Lord to be in
Boring! Its too bad the Des News doesn't treat real news with the same urgency.
I love it!
Nice move. It was kind of like waiting for the last Harry Potter book. Fun to
speculate, fun to guess, and fun to see who. Really doesn't impact me much.
Glad it is him and not me (grin). We'll never know the behind-the-scene details
but now the speculation is over and we'll have to find something else to
speculate about. At least the church gives us gossip fodder. Maybe we can all
argue about the date for the second coming.
What a great day!!! Next to hockey this is one of the two best weekends in the
year when we can hear from our wonderful leaders!!!
Thank you for an inspiring first session of Conference and for posting the
report so quickly into email. How grateful I am for my testimony knowing that
the Lord has selected the men most capable to carry His Church forward in these
I wonder when the Mormon Prophet will call a non-Caucasian to be a member of the
Twelve. How about a Hispanic or from Latin America? Can African American serve
in the twelve? Asians? Native American? Aren't there any available? Aren't they
worthy?This church is still a heavilly White dominated church led by
an all white caucasian male dominated First Presidency and Quorum of the
Twelve.I am glad I am Catholic. We have dozens of cardinals that are
other than non-Caucasians. I ave the perception that Mormons will always be led
or dominated by the white Utah Mormons.Ade
How great the blessings of the Lord, leading his Church. I concur.
It is exciting to see what a scientist, educator, and administrator can bring to
leadership in the church, but, of course, it is Pres Eyring's great testimony
and commitment to the work that truly qualify him for his new calling!
"Uncle Hal" is my absolute favorite. It takes a large man to weep in front of
millions of people. I am so delighted!!!! And I feel it an honor that I have had
the pleasant blessing of knowing Elder Eyring for the past 35 years as my
husband has served in CES. Sister B.
Good choice, The Lord has more work for them to do, So Eyring is there to help
with the restoration of the gospel and I know that the church is TRUE!!!!!!
I'm so excited!! Wow... the Church is true! I have chills!
Well this is quite the testimony meeting now isn't it. THAT'S AWESOME that we
are bearing them to the Deseret News! Thank for the incredibly quick posting.
I, too, missed it due to work. CAN I GET AN AMEN?!
Righteous!(Actually, it was Ricks College.)
I would also like to thank you for posting this so fast. I don't get to hear a
lot of church news because I'm always at work. I was so excited to hear the
My wife and I and our Family are pleased and honored to support and sustain
Pres. Henry B. Eyring as the 2nd Couns. in the 1St Presidency. The Lord does
not make mistakes..He is the Man prepared for this Great Calling. We send our
Love and Support to all of the Great Leaders Guiding the Church at this
The Lord lives and oversees the affairs of His Kingdom, calling his leaders
through revelation. I join my voice with others here in sustaining those called
to their new positions.
Wonderful choice and the Lord`s plan moves continues
Thank the Lord for the continuation of the revelation to a Living leaders on
this earth. Any of them could fill in yet HE called Elder Eyring.
As in the days of old, the Lord speaketh and His Will be Done. I sustain these
brethren as Servants of God in as much the Spirit does bear this Witness to Me.
Hosanna Hosanna to God and the Lamb!!!
The church is true and "the gospel continues to roll forth unto the ends of the
earth, as the stone which is cut out of the mountain without hands shall roll
forth, until it has filled the whole earth."
I know that he is called of God and foreordain in that calling.
YES!! Way to go!!
President Eyring is a very special man who has made a major difference in my
Wonderful men... very welcome choices. The Lord lives, and so does His Church ~
for the benefit of everyone in the world.
woo hoo! The Quorum is complete again!
I am grateful to the Lord for his perfect plan of leadership in his Church.
President Eyring is a man of capacity, integrity and faith. I sustain him, and
Elder Cook. Does it not give great comfort to see the consistent way the Lord
allows for the continuation of his work in this Church? I welcome everyone to
hold it up to the light, and see if it illuminates your life in a new way.
Wow, that was a quick report--this was just barely announced. Thanks DesNews!
A great choice!
My family and I were there at the Conference Center July 20 and saw President
Faust in person. What an experience that was for us, having attended the
conference center for the first time in our lives (we are from Alaska and
England). President Eyring ... it just sounds right, doesn't it?
We're happy to see Elder Eyring.
Very cool, he was a former pres of BYU-Idaho.
Thank you so much for posting this fast! I am at work and am listening to
conference via internet, but because of work I missed the announcement!