Elder Amado was trained as a technical draftsman. However, Amado spent most of his career as an employee of the Church Educational System, rising to the position of country director for Guatemala. Amado was among the first seminary teachers in Guatemala for the LDS Church. He also served as a branch president, bishop, stake president, mission president and regional representative of the Twelve Apostles. He was a mission president in Guatemala. He was at the same time involved in reopening the El Salvador San Salvador Mission in 1984.
Elder Amado was called as a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy in April 1989. In 1992 he was called to the First Quorum of the Seventy.
He married Mayavel Pineda in 1971. They have six children.
- Encyclopedia of Latter-day Saint History, p. 20
- 2005 Deseret Morning News Church Almanac, p. 31
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 “Elder Carlos H. Amado of the Second Quorum of the Seventy,” Ensign, May 1989, p. 92.