World Briefs
April 2009

“World Briefs,” Ensign, Apr. 2009, 79

World Briefs

Oquirrh Mountain Temple Prepares to Open

The Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple is scheduled to open its doors to the public on June 1, 2009. The free open house requires reservations and will run through August 1, 2009. Twelve dedicatory sessions are planned from August 14 to 16, 2009; local priesthood leaders will distribute tickets for the dedication. The temple will open for ordinances on August 17, 2009. The temple is the 130th operating temple in the world and the 13th in Utah.

Conference to be Available on CD, DVD in Spanish

General conference is being made available in Spanish on CD and DVD. Both formats will contain the full proceedings and will be available within eight weeks after conference. Subscriptions to these products will be available in some areas. Contact local distribution centers for more information.

Audio of conference is available in more than 70 languages at GeneralConference.LDS.org, along with text in 30 languages and video streams in American Sign Language, English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Church Shares Gospel Messages on YouTube

The Church has established official Church channels on YouTube to share the gospel message. The YouTube channels MormonMessages, MormonNewEraMessages, and LDS Public Affairs feature short videos that teach gospel principles or report on newsworthy Church events.

Videos on MormonMessages include excerpts from messages from Elder L. Tom Perry, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, and Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin (1917–2008) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. MormonNewEraMessages includes messages based on New Era MormonAds, such as “Wish You Were Here.”

Three New Triples Now Online

LDS.org now includes the triple combination of the scriptures in Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish. The Church has published the triple combination in 38 languages. Twelve of those translations are now online: Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish. To access the scriptures online, go to scriptures.lds.org and select your language from the upper right-hand corner.