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'''Enrique Rienzi Falabella''' (born 9 May [[1950]]) has been a [[General Authorities|general authority]] of [[The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]] since May 2007. He is the second native Guatemalan to serve as a general authority of the LDS Church.
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'''Enrique Rienzi Falabella''' (born 9 May [[1950]]) has been a [[General Authorities|general authority]] of [http://comeuntochrist.org The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints] since May 2007. He was granted emeritus status on October 3, 2020.
  
Elder Falabella was born in [[Guatemala City, Guatemala]]. His mother died when he was five years old. At the age of 12, Elder Falabella and his surviving family members converted to [[Mormonism]]. In 1967, Elder Falabella's father, [[Udine Falabella]], became the first [[Stake President|stake president]] in Guatemala.  
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Elder Falabella was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala. His mother died when he was five years old. At the age of 12, Elder Falabella and his surviving family members converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1967, Elder Falabella's father, [[Udine Falabella]], became the first [[Stake President|stake president]] in Guatemala.  
  
As a young adult, Elder Falabella served as a [[Mormon Missionaries|missionary]] in the [[Central American Mission]]. In 1975, he married Blanca Lidia Sanchez in the [[Mesa Arizona Temple]], which was then the closest temple to Guatemala.
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As a young adult, Elder Falabella served as a [[Mormon Missionaries|missionary]] in the Central American Mission. In 1975, he married Blanca Lidia Sanchez in the [[Mesa Arizona Temple]], which was then the closest temple to Guatemala.
  
 
Falabella earned a degree in agronomy from the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, and later he earned a degree in marketing at the University of Costa Rica. Prior to his call as a general authority, he was employed for Bayer in Guatemala as an agronomical engineer.
 
Falabella earned a degree in agronomy from the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, and later he earned a degree in marketing at the University of Costa Rica. Prior to his call as a general authority, he was employed for Bayer in Guatemala as an agronomical engineer.
  
In the LDS Church, Falabella served as a [[bishop]], stake president, [[regional representative of the Twelve]], and as an [[Seventy|area seventy]]. As an area seventy, he was the president of the Central American [[Area (LDS Church)|Area]] of the Church, and is one of only two non-general authorities in church history to preside over an area of the Church (the other is [[C. Scott Grow]]). He has also been a [[branch president]] at the Guatemalan [[Missionary Training Center]].
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In the Church of Jesus Christ, Falabella served as a [[bishop]], stake president, regional representative of the [[Quorum of the Twelve Apostles|Twelve]], and as an [[Seventy|area seventy]]. As an area seventy, he was the president of the Central American Area of the Church, and is one of only two non-general authorities in church history to preside over an area of the Church (the other is [[C. Scott Grow]]). He has also been a [[branch]] president at the Guatemalan [[Missionary Training Center]].
  
At the April 2007 [[General Conference|general conference]] of the LDS Church, Falabella was [[Calling|called]] and [[Common consent|accepted]] by the Church as a member of the [[First Quorum of Seventy]]. He is currently the second counselor to Don R. Clarke in the presidency of the Central American Area of the Church.<ref>* [http://www.lds.org/portal/site/LDSOrg/menuitem.b12f9d18fae655bb69095bd3e44916a0/?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD&locale=0&sourceId=240144584a204110VgnVCM100000176f620a____&hideNav=1 “New Area Leadership Assignments,”] ''Ensign'', Aug. 2007,  76–77.</ref>
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At the April 2007 [[General Conference|general conference]] of the Church of Jesus Christ, Falabella was [[Calling|called]] and [[Common consent|accepted]] by the Church as a member of the First Quorum of [[Seventy]].  
  
Falabella is the second native Guatemalan to become an LDS Church general authority; the first was [[Carlos H. Amado]] in 1992.
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Falabella is the second native Guatemalan to become an Church general authority; the first was [[Carlos H. Amado]] in 1992.
  
 
Falabella and his wife are the parents of five children.
 
Falabella and his wife are the parents of five children.
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Latest revision as of 17:11, 26 July 2021

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Enrique Rienzi Falabella (born 9 May 1950) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since May 2007. He was granted emeritus status on October 3, 2020.

Elder Falabella was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala. His mother died when he was five years old. At the age of 12, Elder Falabella and his surviving family members converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1967, Elder Falabella's father, Udine Falabella, became the first stake president in Guatemala.

As a young adult, Elder Falabella served as a missionary in the Central American Mission. In 1975, he married Blanca Lidia Sanchez in the Mesa Arizona Temple, which was then the closest temple to Guatemala.

Falabella earned a degree in agronomy from the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, and later he earned a degree in marketing at the University of Costa Rica. Prior to his call as a general authority, he was employed for Bayer in Guatemala as an agronomical engineer.

In the Church of Jesus Christ, Falabella served as a bishop, stake president, regional representative of the Twelve, and as an area seventy. As an area seventy, he was the president of the Central American Area of the Church, and is one of only two non-general authorities in church history to preside over an area of the Church (the other is C. Scott Grow). He has also been a branch president at the Guatemalan Missionary Training Center.

At the April 2007 general conference of the Church of Jesus Christ, Falabella was called and accepted by the Church as a member of the First Quorum of Seventy.

Falabella is the second native Guatemalan to become an Church general authority; the first was Carlos H. Amado in 1992.

Falabella and his wife are the parents of five children.

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