The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sustained two new Area Seventies ahead of General Conference: Elder Charden Ndinga of Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo and Elder Pedro E. Hernandez of Punto Fijo, Venezuela.
The Area Seventies were sustained on Thursday at a leadership meeting on Temple Square, according to a Church news release.
Elder Ndinga will replace Elder Gaetan Kelounou in the Third Quorum of the Seventy. Before this call, he was serving as president of the Church’s Pointe-Noire Republic of the Congo stake. He is the CEO and founder of AZ Trading & Services SARL.
Elder Hernandez will replace Elder Guillermo I. Guardia in the Ninth Quorum of the Seventy. Elder Hernandez was serving as a stake high councilor before this call and is a physician.
“Area Seventies are especial witnesses of Jesus Christ to the geographic areas in which they reside (Doctrine and Covenants 27:12). They serve under the direction of the Presidency of the Seventy,” the announcement states.