This morning, in the first session of the 185th Semiannual General Conference, President Uchtdorf announced that we will in fact be sustaining three new Apostles into the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, something that has not happened since 1906. He stated:
We're saddened by the sight of three empty places here on the stand. We do miss President Packer, Elder Perry, and Elder Scott.
We love them and we pray for the well-being of their families.
During this conference weekend, we will be privileged to sustain three who have been called by the Lord to take their place among the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Your prayers, our prayers on their behalf will strengthen them as they bear the sacred mantle of apostleship.
Let's be sure to follow this inspired counsel of President Uchtdorf as we pray and sustain not only the new Apostles and General Authorities called today, but all who lead our Church.