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|First Quorum of the Seventy|
|5 April 2008|
|Called by||Thomas S. Monson|
|Born||11 May 1956|
Minas, Lavalleja, Uruguay
Gavarret was born in Minas, Uruguay. From 1975 to 1977, he was a Mormon missionary in Paraguay and Uruguay. He was trained in management at the Escuela Superior de Administracion Empresas and in 2000 received an MBA degree from Instituto Nacional de Pós-Graduação in Campinas, Brazil. Prior to his becoming a general authority, he was employed as the general manager of a pharmaceutical company in Peru.
Gavarret has served previously in the LDS Church as a bishop and stake president. From 1997 to 2000, he was an area seventy in the church's Brazil Area and a member of the Fourth Quorum of the Seventy. From 2003 to 2006, he was president of the church's Paraguay Asunción Mission. At the church's April 2008 general conference, Gavarret was accepted as a member of the church's First Quorum of the Seventy, a full-time ecclesiastical position. He has since served as a counselor in the church's South America West and South America Northwest areas. Since 2011, he has been serving as an Assistant Executive Director in the Missionary Department. On 4 October 2014, Gavarret became the first person to deliver a general conference address in Spanish.
Gavarret is married to Norma Beatriz Gorgoroso and they are the parents of three children.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Walch, Tad (October 5, 2014), "Global LDS diversity, growth on display at general conference", Deseret News
- "Several Native Languages Spoken in General Conference", LDS Living, October 6, 2014
References[edit | edit source]
- "Elder Eduardo Gavarret", Liahona: 135, May 2008
- "New General Authorities and Area Seventies Announced", MormonNewsroom.org, LDS Church, 2008-04-05
- "Called to Seventy", Church News, 2008-04-12
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