President Henry B. Eyring will be conducting this meeting. President Russel M. Nelson presides.
President Eyring : We offer condolences to the family of Thomas S. Monson, who passed away earlier this year. The Music will be provided by the Tabernacle Choir
Choir: We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet
Opening Prayer: Elder Mervyn B. Arnold
Solemn Assembly: President Eyring led the Solemn Assembly. Since the time John Taylor was sustained to succeed Brigham Young, each occasion of approving the new Prophet is expressed as a formal solemn assembly. You will be asked to stand and should vote only when asked to stand. If anyone casts a contrary vote, those individuals are asked to contact their respective Stake Presidents. Elder Gong and Elder Soares were announced as new members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
Elder Gerrit W. Gong is an American of Asian descent, previously of the Presidency of the Seventy and Asia Area President.
Elder Ulisses Soares is a native of Brazil, previously of the Presidency of the Seventy, counselor in the Africa Southeast Area, and President of the Brazil Area.
First voting is by the First Presidency. The voting was unanimous.
Next voting is by the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The voting was unanimous.
General Authority Seventies and the Presiding Bishopric. The voting was unanimous.
Next all High Priests and Elders throughout the world.
Next all women of Relief Society (all women 18 and older).
Next all holders of the Aaronic Priesthoood.
Next all Young Women (12-17).
Finally the entire memership voted, including any not part of the prior sustaining actions. There were no vocal indications of disagreement during any stage of the Solemn Assembly.
Choir: We Listen to a Prophet’s Voice