Marcos A. Aidukaitis
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|Marcos A. Aidukaitis|
Aidukaitis outside the Salt Lake Temple in 2008
|First Quorum of the Seventy|
|5 April 2008|
|Called by||Thomas S. Monson|
|Born||Marcos Antony Aidukaitis
30 August 1959
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Marcos Antony Aidukaitis (born 30 August 1959) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since April 2008. He is the first Brigham Young University (BYU) graduate from South America to become a church general authority.
Aidukaitis was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil. As a young man, he served as a LDS missionary in the Brazil São Paulo Mission. He received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA from BYU. Aidukaitis has held key positions in companies such as MAV Distribution and Ogara-Hess.
Aidukaitis has served as a leader in the LDS Church at various levels and has assisted the growth of the church in the São Paulo area. He served as the first president of the Osasco Brazil Stake when it was organized in 1993 and then as the first president of the Barueri Brazil Stake when it was organized in 1997. Aidukaitis was an Area Seventy of the church from 2000 to 2005 and was then president of the Brazil Brasília Mission. He served in this position until his call to the First Quorum of the Seventy in April 2008. As a general authority, Aidukaitis served from 2008 to 2012 as a counselor in the church's South America South Area. Upon his release from the area presidency assignment, he returned to Church headquarters to fill assignments as directed there. It was recently announced by the Church that Aidukaitis will succeed Eduardo Gavarret as Second Counselor in the Church's Brazil Area.
Aidukaitis and his wife, Luisa, were married in 1986 and are the parents of five children. His father was born in Scotland to Lithuanian parents.
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- 2005 Deseret News Church Almanac (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret News, 2004) p. 283
- "General Authorities: Elder Marcos A. Aidukaitis", lds.org
- Grampa Bill's G.A. Pages: Marcos A. Aidukaitis