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Elder Christoffel Golden Jr. addresses BYU devotional Feb. 8

Elder Christoffel Golden Jr., a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will speak at a Brigham Young University devotional Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center.

The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.

A native of Johannesburg, South Africa, Elder Golden was sustained a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ March 31, 2001. Previously, he served in the Third Quorum of the Seventy as an Area Authority Seventy for the Africa Southeast Area, and also as an Area Authority Seventy and counselor in the Africa Area. He served as president of the Africa Southeast Area and is currently serving as a counselor in the Africa West Area.

He is an experienced businessman and former owner of an optical distribution and marketing company. He graduated from the University of South Africa in Pretoria, where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science and a postgraduate honors degree in international politics.

Writer: Mel Gardner

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