New Apostles were sustained today in LDS general conference, filling the vacancies left with the recent passing of President Boyd K. Packer, Elder L. Tom Perry, and Elder Richard G. Scott.
Elder Ronald A. Rasband, Elder Gary E. Stevenson and Elder Dale G. Renlund were named to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday, October 3, 2015
They are the 98th, 99th, and 100th apostles ordained since the Restoration.
Learn more about these great men in the article “Three Named to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.”
After the church president calls new apostles, they are sustained by the Church membership at a general conference and ordained. Ordination involves members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve laying their hands on the new apostle’s head and bestowing specific “keys of the priesthood” that include “all the keys, all the gifts, all the endowments and everything preparatory to entering into the presence of the Father and of the Son,” according to Brigham Young, who served as second president of the Church.
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