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Monday, February 4, 2008

The New First Presidency announced


SALT LAKE CITY 4 February 2008 Thomas S. Monson is the new president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it was announced today at a news conference in the Church Office Building. President Monson, 80, succeeds President Gordon B. Hinckley, who died 27 January.
The new world leader of the Church has called to serve with him in the First Presidency, the top governing body of the 13-million-member faith, President Henry B. Eyring, 74, first counselor, and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, 67, second counselor.
President Boyd K. Packer, 83, is the new president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The vacancy in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will be filled later.
Full details will be posted on
Newsroom later today. {copied straight from the newsroom}
Yahoo news story here. CBS story here. Salt Lake Tribune story here. Deseret Morning News story here.

13 comments:

KATE said...

Thanks for the update! Good job on all your links! (I still don't know how to do that)
Living here in the Beehive State, we got to watch the Press Conference on TV this morning. I love Monson!

Are You Serious! said...

I got to watch the new conf online w/byutv and it was interesting to read the links and see what they picked out of the quesitons to use in their articles!

carrie & troy keiser said...

I only got to watch the last 10 mins on byutv online because I didn't know it was happening until my sister called.

Holly said...

I was so excited to see this! Elder Uchtdorf is such a great choice! Hey, who did your blog template?

carrie & troy keiser said...

Holly- I found it on Cutestblogs. It is listed on the side bar as cute blogs and its EASY! My brother has been saying since Pres. Hinckley passed on that he thought it would be Elder Uchtdorf, how cool that he was right?! :)

Keeley said...

Well how cool is that? =) Thanks for all the links.

carrie & troy keiser said...

Keeley- No prob!

idahohubers said...

carrie - thanks for your comments on my blog! I'm glad I hopped on board with my cousin Cara's 52 blessings project. It has been so nice to share those things I'm grateful for and to see those of everyone else participating.

carrie & troy keiser said...

IdahoHubers- I'm glad I found it to hop onto also! I agree it isreally been a neat experience to think of my blessings, share them and to read others! Thanks for dropping by :)

Emy5 said...

Carrie, I am so happy to have found you and your blog! We both have lots of kids so we must have a few things in common!

Have fun today!

Thanks for the news updates.

carrie & troy keiser said...

Emy5- Thanks to the 52 BP I've been reading some good ones! Looking forward to getting to know you!

KATE said...

Hey Carrie, thanks for explaining how to do the links. I'm such a doofus. I'll have to try it out now! Thanks a ton!

carrie & troy keiser said...

Kate- no prob! Someone shared with me, I'm just paying it forward!