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

The Lord Requires the Heart of the Children of Men

Taught by Jeff Meservy

Sessions

Day Time Location
Saturday, August 3 2 p.m. Taylor Chapel
Jeff Meservy

Jeff Meservy

Biography

Jeff Meservy was raised in Centerville, Utah. He served a mission in Rosario, Argentina, and returned to complete his degree at Ricks College. He then studied at the University of Utah and received a degree in Political Science. Meservy then attended Brigham Young University where he earned a master's degree in Public Administration. Finally, he attended Concord Law School and received his juris doctorate.

Meservy has taught Seminary and Institute for the past 20 years. As well as being in the classroom, he has had the opportunities to work with the Church schools in Mexico and the South Pacific and visit schools in Tonga, Samoa, Fiji, Kiribati, New Zealand, and Mexico. He has taught in the Pre-Service Program where he instructed those trying to become seminary teachers. For the last four years, Meservy has studied and worked extensively on the Pioneer Trail spending a great deal of time in Nebraska, Wyoming, and Utah. He currently serves as the director of the Taylorsville Institute in Taylorsville, Utah, adjacent to Salt Lake Community College.

Meservy is married to Lorinda Mitchell of Idaho Falls. Together they have five children (Brittni 17, Tristina 16, Jaden 9, and Micah 6. Their third child, Kalissa, passed away about 10 years ago). He has served in several Church capacities and currently serves as stake president of the Salt Lake Hunter Stake. Meservy and his family reside in West Valley, Utah.

Class Outline

Shortly after we as a family buried our 8-month-old daughter who had died of heart problems, we learned that our boy who was to be born in six months had serious heart complications that would require three open-heart surgeries in the first several months of his life-with no guarantee that any of them would be successful. As we listened to the surgeons and cardiologists discuss Jaden's condition, we learned much about how they planned to change his heart. We pondered often on the spiritual change of heart that Christ, the Master Physician, desires to work within us and how what we do helps determine whether that procedure will be a success.