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Elder Kevin R. Duncan: Learning to work set stage for life

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Since being called to the Seventy, Elder Kevin R. Duncan, 49, has had his own private moments of reflection — wondering what he might offer the Lord in his new calling.

"I love to work," he said. "If the Lord wants a worker, then I can work."

Elder Duncan was sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy on April 3. He brings to his new assignment a broad range of international experience, gospel knowledge and a wealth of personal experience.

The new Mormon general authority's earliest recollections in life come from growing up on a farm in West Point, Utah, where he joined his two brothers and a sister in caring for the family's 60-70 head of cattle.

The boys were young and inexperienced, but their stepfather knew their capacity and wasn't shy about teaching them to perform the tough tasks. Mending fences, branding new cattle or healing an ailing calf were the work of life and demanded their finest effort.

It wasn't easy, and it wasn't glamorous, but Elder Duncan thrived on the challenge.See the full story on ldschurchnews.com.

This story is provided by the LDS Church News, an official publication of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is produced weekly by the Deseret News.