“Elder Lynn G. Robbins,” Ensign, May 2014, 141
Since being called as a General Authority in April 1997, Elder Lynn G. Robbins has enjoyed the “sweet blessing of becoming acquainted with Saints all over the world.”
“You feel an immediate bond with people wherever you go,” he says.
Elder Robbins hopes to continue to meet Latter-day Saints across the globe while serving as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy.
Lynn Grant Robbins was born October 27, 1952, in Payson, Utah, to Joshua Grant and Evelyn R. Robbins. He spent his early life in Springville, Utah, where he met Jan Nielson, whom he has known since childhood. They married June 27, 1974, in the Manti Utah Temple and are the parents of seven children; they have 15 grandchildren.
Elder Robbins received a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and political science from Utah State University and an MBA in international management from American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Arizona, USA. He was the cofounder and senior vice president of Franklin Quest.
Elder Robbins was serving as president of the Uruguay Montevideo Mission when he received his call to the Second Quorum of the Seventy. Three years later he became a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy. He has served as president of the South America South Area, the Central America Area, and the North America West Area. He has also served in the North America Central Area.
A great blessing of this service was the chance to return to Argentina, where he served as a full-time missionary. While in Argentina as a young elder, he served in Jujuy, an area with one branch. When he returned to the area years later, he found a stake of the Church with a dozen units.
“You see that all over the world,” he says. “This is a day of miracles.”