LDS Scene
March 1989

“LDS Scene,” Ensign, Mar. 1989, 80

LDS Scene

Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Council of the Twelve discussed plans for the Church’s first meetinghouse in Poland with the Polish ambassador to the United States during a visit to Washington, D.C., in December. Elder Nelson said members of the Church in Poland have been meeting in rented facilities, and the new chapel, to be constructed in Warsaw, will be the first built for Latter-day Saints in that country.

The number of visitors to Temple Square in Salt Lake City topped the four million mark in 1988—a 22 percent increase, or more than three-quarters of a million visitors. Temple Square, with its many displays to help introduce visitors to the gospel, now rivals the most popular visitor attractions in the western United States.

Terrel H. Bell, formerly United States Secretary of Education, has been honored by a major publishing company. He was one of three winners of the Harold W. McGraw, Jr., Prize, awarded by the McGraw-Hill Publishing Company. The company announced that the $25,000 prize will be given annually to “people who have made a difference in education.” Brother Bell, a member of the Ensign Peak Ward, Salt Lake Stake, was honored for his service in the cabinet post and for his leadership of the National Commission on Excellence in Education. That commission’s report helped bring about educational reforms.