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Hi I'm Gene Libutti

I graduated from and worked for Brigham Young University for 33 years. You might have guessed--I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I grew up on the east coast and in the mid west. My father worked for the federal government and our family moved several times with dad's work. My sister and I were 2 of very few or no Mormons in the schools we attended. After high school, I attended college in Idaho and then served a Mormon mission among the indian tribes in Arizona for 2 years. I then attended Brigham Young University and completed bachelors and masters degrees in business and public administration. Following this I worked for BYU for 33 years and recently retired. My wife is wonderfully talented and gifted in many ways and we have 5 children. Our family owns a cabin in Mt Pleasant, Utah where we have spent many happy hours together.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since I was baptized as a child. My wife and I and our children have served in many ways in the church through our lives. Four of my five children have or are now serving 2 year missions for the church in countries throughout the world and I currently work as an ordinance worker in the Provo Temple. This church has brought unbelievable happiness to me and my family. As we have striven to live the precepts of this gospel as taught by the Savior Jesus Christ, we have had wonderful lives, filled with a richness I never thought possible in my early years. My oldest son, who now has a wonderful wife and 2 children of his own, often blurts out when we are together, "We are so blessed!" Keeping the Lord's commandments, such as living the Word of Wisdom (no coffee, tea, alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs), paying our tithing and living the Ten Commandments has indeed produced great joy in our family! My work in the temple helps me love the Savior more each day as I am privileged to serve Him there. I know beyond any doubt that this is His church, that He lives and that this gospel encompasses His plan for our happiness in this life and the next.

How I live my faith

Over the years, I have and do now enjoy serving others in different ways. I have served in many ways in the church, including in a stake presidency (leadership involving several congregations), as a bishop (the leader of one congregation) and as an Elder's Quorum President (gives guidance to a group of priesthood holders). To be able to serve in these ways is wonderfully satisfying and enjoyable, knowing I am also serving the Savior. I currently have an assignment to visit regularly with 5 families in our congregation and help them any way I can. They have become wonderful friends over the years and they add a very sweet dimension to my life. I also, as mentioned earlier, serve one day a week for several hours in the temple in our city. Latter-day Saints believe that in the temples ordinances can be performed that bind families together through eternity--it is an indescribable joy to help others achieve this possibility. And then to know that my wife and children can be with me in the next life brings me almost incomprehensible happiness! I have also been privileged to contribute in our community. I have served for about 5 years on the Provo City Planning Commission and am currently on the Habitat for Humanity Board for our county. This year I was elected as a state delegate for the Republican Party.