New LDS First Presidency called

The new First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spoke to members Tuesday morning in a live broadcast from the annex of the Salt Lake Temple.

President Russell M. Nelson, who was ordained as the new prophet, spoke to members about the process during the broadcast.

“Words are inadequate to tell you what it felt like to have my Brethren – Brethren who hold all of the priesthood keys restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith in this dispensation – place their hands upon my head to ordain and set me apart as President of the Church,” he said. “It was a sacred and humbling experience.”

In addition, President Dallin H. Oaks was called as First Counselor, and President Henry B. Eyring was called as Second Counselor. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf has returned to his position in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

“The growth in the number of members and their spread across nations, kindreds, tongues, and peoples are visible miracles, but the greater miracle – and the one which will accelerate – is the growth in faith in Jesus Christ,” said President Eyring. “This is a great time in the history of the Church. And yes, the best is still to come.”


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