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Class Information

Below are the date, time, location, and outline for this class.

The Most Important Challenges of Life

Taught by Larry Gibbons


Day Time Location
Friday, August 2 11 a.m. Taylor 120
Larry Gibbons

Larry Gibbons


Elder Larry W. Gibbons was sustained a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 1, 2006. He was serving as a gospel doctrine teacher in his ward when he was called as a General Authority. Elder Gibbons spent his first three years of his assignment serving in the Area Presidency of the Europe East Area, in Moscow, Russia. Elder Gibbons spent the last three years of his assignment as an Assistant Executive Director in the Temple Department and Assistant Executive Director in the Correlation Department. Elder Gibbons studied History at Stanford University. He earned his medical degree from the University of Utah and a master of public health degree from Harvard University.

Elder Gibbons was a practicing physician and president of a medical clinic before his call to full-time Church service. Elder Gibbons has served in a number of Church callings including full-time missionary in the Netherlands Mission, Area Seventy, Regional Representative, stake president, counselor in a stake presidency, and seminary teacher.

Larry Wayne Gibbons was born in Logan, Utah, on July 30, 1942. He married LaDawn Anderson in 1967, and they are the parents of two children, and have four grandchildren.

Class Outline

One of the most persistent priorities in life is to make certain we are spending our time with the things that matter most. Too many of us spend too much time with fluff-as Elder Maxwell said, caught up in the "thick of thin things." If our lives are centered on the things that matter most, the challenges we encounter will have eternal significance and benefit. These important challenges come at us as we travel the "high" road and encounter the spectacular and sometimes daunting vistas of our eternal potential. Successfully meeting these challenges brings meaning, depth, and character. This session will center on six of the most important challenges we encounter in life with practical counsel on how to master them.