“LDS Scene,” Ensign, Apr. 1999, 78
Meeting Italy’s President
Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Seventy, President of the Europe West Area, recently met with Italian president Oscar Luigi Scalfaro and presented him with a leather-bound, inscribed copy of the Book of Mormon and a porcelain statue of a family. Also in attendance were Elder Raimondo Castellani, an Area Authority Seventy; President Leone J. Flosi of the Italy Rome Mission; and Church public affairs representative Giuseppe Pasta. “He showed every courtesy and helpful concern for the Church’s growth in his country,” said Elder Uchtdorf. The meeting was arranged by a presidential adviser who attended last year’s Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert and VIP reception in Italy.
World Scout Jamboree in Chile
Elder Robert K. Dellenbach of the Seventy, Young Men General President, spoke to Latter-day Saints from several nations who were among more than 30,000 Scouts attending the 19th World Scout Jamboree in Chile recently. Also in attendance was Elder Jerald L. Taylor of the Seventy, First Counselor in the Chile Area Presidency, and Elder Julio H. Jaramillo, an Area Authority Seventy. During the jamboree, about 4,000 people visited a booth where they received a brief message about the Church.