World Briefs

“World Briefs,” Ensign, July 2010, 78

World Briefs

Mormon Battalion Historic Site Reopens

The Mormon Battalion Historic Site in San Diego, California, USA, reopened in March after extensive renovations. The site honors more than 500 Latter-day Saints who followed prophetic counsel to join the United States Army in 1846. A walk-through exhibit follows the Battalion’s journey from Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Old Town San Diego, California. The exhibit contains original artifacts, including muskets and cannons.

New Beginnings in Kathmandu

Young women in the Kathmandu Branch in New Delhi, India, participated in their first New Beginnings program in April 2010. Five young women and their mothers were present as the branch presidency, Young Women president, and other youth leaders offered inspirational counsel. The young women were taught about the Personal Progress program and the importance of building and strengthening their testimonies.

Kyiv Temple to Be Dedicated

The Kyiv Ukraine Temple will be dedicated on August 29, 2010. A public open house will take place from August 7 to 21, with a cultural celebration on August 28. The Kyiv Temple is the Church’s first temple in Eastern Europe and the 11th on the European continent. It will serve members in 13 countries.