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Filed under: Mormon Church, Mormon Prophets and Apostles, Mormonism
It was not surprise for most members of the Church to know that Thomas S. Monson was called to be the new president ofÂ Church.Â 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.
The only real surprise, initially at least, was the announcement of the calling of another junior apostle to the First Presidency, Elder Uchtdorf. However, considering the international growth of the Mormon Church, this choice makes a lot of sense. We, members of the Mormon Church, know that this choice came from the Lord and that it was not a “political decision” but an inspired decision. However, the Lord knows what it does and we can naturally try to find a reasonable explanation for His choices.
President Uchtdorf said that his wife encouraged him by remembering him that more than half of the members of the Church in our time speak with a non-English accent.Â I can understand President Uchtdorf’s concern. I am nervous because I need to teach a college class with my non-English accent, I can imagine him in his new position how nervous may be at times for not speaking with a perfect accent. However, I know he will do great!
I can’t avoid noticing how different is the pattern of choosing a new prophet when compared to the political process to choose a new president of the US (or almost any other nation on the earth). No accusations, debates, even fights, or promises of changing radically the course of the organization, but a reminder that the Lord is the One who really direct the Church and that one President will simply continue moving forward the Church as his predecessors did.