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L Tom Perry
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Attended Utah State University
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  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, 1974 - present
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Elder L. Tom Perry, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was called to his present Church position April 6, 1974, after serving as an Assistant to the Twelve since 1972.

Elder Perry’s Church service began with a mission to the Northern States in 1942, after which he served for two years with the Marines in the Pacific. Subsequent Church positions include counselor in a bishopric in Lewiston, Idaho; counselor in a stake presidency in Sacramento, California; high councilor in the New York Stake; and president of the Boston Stake.

He was born August 5, 1922, in Logan, Utah, to Leslie Thomas and Nora Sonne Perry.

He received his B.S. degree in finance from Utah State University in 1949 and did graduate work there. His professional career was spent in the retail business, where he served as vice president and treasurer in companies located in Idaho, California, New York, and Massachusetts.

On July 18, 1947, he married Virginia Lee of Hyde Park, Utah, in the Logan Temple. She died December 14, 1974. They are the parents of two daughters and a son.

He married Barbara Taylor Dayton on April 28, 1976, in the Salt Lake Temple.

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What are ways you make family time a top priority?

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How has choosing to obey God helped you?

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"Today’s complexity demands greater simplicity." #ldsconf #ElderPerry 

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Have you ever been tempted to turn down a calling because you felt you were too busy? Learn about what Elder Perry did when he felt that way as a young father.
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God reveals to His prophets that there are moral absolutes. Sin will always be sin. Disobedience to the Lord’s commandments will always deprive us of His blessings. The world changes constantly and dramatically, but God, His commandments, and promised blessings do not change. They are immutable and unchanging. Men and women receive their agency as a gift from God, but their liberty and, in turn, their eternal happiness come from obedience to His laws. 

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Has anyone ever mocked you for choosing to be obedient to God's commandments? 

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Elder Perry recently visited with Seventh-day Adventist leaders to discuss faith, family, and religious freedom.

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"Each article of faith adds unique value to our understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ."
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“I encourage you to use your bright minds to study ... the Articles of Faith and the doctrines they teach.” #ldsconf http://bit.ly/1b6cvPr
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