Elder Larry R. Lawrence

Elder Larry R. Lawrence

General Authority Seventy

Elder Larry and Sister Laurel Lawrence grew up in Tucson, Arizona.  They married in the Arizona Temple.  After medical school, Elder Lawrence moved his young family to Fresno, California, where he established his medical practice.  He worked as an eye surgeon while his wife worked as a full-time mother.  They are the parents of six children and have 30 grandchildren.

Elder Lawrence has served as a bishop, stake president, mission president in Russia, and area seventy in California.   In 2010, he was called to serve as a general authority.  Elder Lawrence recently presided over the Eastern European area of the Church.  He and his wife have spent a total of seven years living in Russia to fill church assignments. They were reassigned to Salt Lake City last year.  Elder Lawrence is chairman of the Scriptures Coordination Committee and leads the Middle East and Africa North areas of the Church.  

Spiritual Preparation

We invite you to study and ponder on the scriptures and other preparation resources below previous to attending devotional. As you come more spiritually prepared the Spirit will have greater power to inspire you, teach you, and to testify to you of the truthfulness of the principles that will be taught.

Pre-devotional Preparation and Discussion:

  • 1) Review the October 2015 conference address What Lack I Yet? by Elder Larry R. Lawrence  

    2) Watch the YM/YW 2017 Mutual Theme Video Ask of God.

    3) Read your patriarchal blessing, looking for the mention of specific spiritual gifts you are blessed with.

    4) Have you ever asked the Lord, "What Lack I Yet?"  Would you be willing to share your experience in doing so on the discussion board in three or four sentences?