Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Council of the Twelve related what a typical reaction was among the dozens of people in Lima, Peru, who were called to new leadership positions, including the 14 new stake presidencies:

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"I was surprised at how many would quietly nod their head and tell us that they knew in advance the calling was coming. When we asked them how they knew, they'd tell us that the Lord had let them know. So many of these men had received a spiritual confirmation of the calling they were about to receive, and they were well-prepared for it."

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