World Briefs
March 2009

“World Briefs,” Ensign, Mar. 2009, 80

World Briefs

First Presidency Announces New Temple in Peru

A new temple in Trujillo, Peru, will bring the number of temples worldwide to 146 and the number of temples in South America to 17.

Two other temples are currently under construction in South America—Manaus, Brazil, and Córdoba, Argentina.

The Trujillo Peru Temple will be built on the site of the existing meetinghouse on Teodoro Valcárcel Street in Urbanización Primavera, Trujillo. It will serve more than 88,000 members.

FamilySearch Adds 25,000th Title

FamilySearch.org celebrated the addition of its 25,000th digitized title on December 15, 2008. The book, a history of Lewis County in the state of New York, was published in 1860. FamilySearch digitally archives titles that are unique, limited-run, out-of-print, or high-demand. The documents come from a variety of genres, locations around the world, and languages. To access the searchable digital documents at no cost, visit FamilySearch.org and click on Historical Books under Search Records.

Members Serve in Hospitals on Holiday

On November 27, 2008, Thanksgiving Day in the United States, members of the Beaverton Oregon West Stake prepared and served turkey dinners in three local hospitals. While food service to patients is not interrupted during holidays, the cafeterias of most hospitals are closed, leaving medical staff and visitors to fend for themselves. Members served dinner in the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, the Legacy Emanuel Hospital, and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Portland, Oregon.