Carlos F. Rivas

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Carlos Francisco Rivas Reyes (born 1959) was an Area Seventy in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 2008, he was the only Salvadoran serving as a functioning member of the seventy of the church. Rivas was a member of the Fourth Quorum of the Seventy and has previously served in many other positions in the Church.

Elder Rivas was born in San Salvador. He graduated from the University of El Salvador with a bachelor's degree in computer science. He has held various positions including working as computer manager for the United States embassy in El Salvador. Earlier, in 1992, Elder Rivas was working as the manager of a computer education centre.

Elder Rivas is also the executive director of Fundacion Mentores Empresariales, the Salvadoran sister organization of Enterprise Mentors International. As such, he oversees the business training of many micro credit loan recipients and the distribution of micro credit loans.

Prior to his call as an area Seventy, Elder Rivas had served as a bishop, branch president, counselor in a stake presidency and as president of the San Salvador El Salvador Cuzcatlan Stake. In 1992, Elder Rivas was called as a [[regional representative of the Twelve in which position he served until 1995. Elder Rivas was the Mission president of the Peru Arequipa Mission from 2001 to 2004.

Elder Rivas served as the Church's public relations director in El Salvador. In this capacity, he was involved in the meeting leaders of the church had with Antonio Saca, the president of El Salvador, in early 2006.

In April 2006, Elder Rivas was called as a member of the Fourth Quorum of the Seventy. He was released on May 1, 2012.

Elder Rivas and his wife Claudia Renee del Rosario Alvarez Perdomo de Rivas are the parents of five children.

Elder Rivas was one of the major participants in the ground breaking for the San Salvador El Salvador Temple.[1]

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