What does sustaining mean

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What does sustaining mean

Postby dsgunn130908 » Sat May 19, 2012 11:59 am

what is the church definition of sustaining / sustaining someone

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Postby aebrown » Sat May 19, 2012 12:15 pm

dsgunn130908 wrote:what is the church definition of sustaining / sustaining someone


The most common definition is the one covered in Handbook 2, Section 19.3 (titled "Sustaining Members in Church Callings"): "The leader who oversaw the calling, or a priesthood officer he authorizes, presents a person to the congregation for a sustaining vote."

There are other meanings of the word "sustain" along the lines of supporting someone in their calling, and certainly that is something each member should do for people who have been sustained in a calling, but without context of what you are asking about, I would go with the definition of the sustaining vote.
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Postby nbflint » Wed May 23, 2012 10:31 am

dsgunn130908 wrote:what is the church definition of sustaining / sustaining someone


You must be living right. President Eyring must have heard your question and decided to provide the answer! The June 2012 First Presidency Message is entitled "Called of God: And Sustained by the People." Though, I don't see it posted on lds.org yet. I received the June 2012 Ensign yesterday in the iPhone Ensign app.

P.S. It is a great article! I can't wait to go home teaching next month!


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Postby aebrown » Wed May 23, 2012 11:00 am

nbflint wrote:The June 2012 First Presidency Message is entitled "Called of God: And Sustained by the People." Though, I don't see it posted on lds.org yet.


It's available at this link: Called of God and Sustained by the People.
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