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During the Saturday afternoon session of April 2020 general conference, Latter-day Saints sustained nine new General Authority Seventies as well as a new Young Men general presidency and 58 new Area Seventies. President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, read the calls for a sustaining vote.

Following is a brief look at each of the new Area Seventies:

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Jay D. Andersen, 47, Gilbert, Arizona; principal/director, Andersen Capital Partners; currently serving as stake Missionary Preparation teacher; former bishopric member, high councilor and stake president; wife: Cindy; seven children.

Faapito Auapaau, 47, American Samoa; Samoa multipack operations manager, Starkist Samoa Co.; currently serving as president of the Pago Pago Samoa Mapusaga Stake; former bishopric member, high councilor and stake presidency member; wife: Irva; four children.

Frederick K. Balli Jr., 63, Centennial, Colorado; real estate investment, self-employed; currently serving as Sunday School teacher in the Centennial Ward; former bishop, bishopric member, high councilor, mission president and stake presidency member; wife: Robyn; five children.

Kevin W. Birch, 56, Westerville, Ohio; regional assistant vice president, CNA Surety Corporation; currently serving as a mission leader in the Westerville Ward; former bishop and stake president; wife: Kimberly; two children.

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