Section 160: Letter of Resignation and Designation


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Date Given: April 14, 1996

Date Canonized: April 15, 1996



To the Councils, Quorums, and Orders, to the World Conference, and to the Church:


In confirmation of the instructions contained in the pastoral letter dated September 19, 1995, naming him as successor in the office of President, my servant W. Grant McMurray is called and should be ordained without delay as Prophet, Seer, and Revelator, and as President of the High Priesthood and the Church, to the end that prophetic guidance and vision may continue to be brought to the church through the ministry of my Spirit.


Upon the ordination of his successor, Wallace B. Smith shall lay down the responsibilities of President and be retired with the title of President Emeritus.


Thus it is established according to my will and thus the conditions are fulfilled whereby succession in Presidency in my church is effected. Let it be so. Amen.

Your servant,

Wallace B. Smith
President of the Church
Independence, Missouri
April 14, 1996