World Briefs
September 2010

“World Briefs,” Ensign, Sept. 2010, 78

World Briefs

Laie Temple Rededication Scheduled

After extensive renovations, the Laie Hawaii Temple will be rededicated in three sessions on November 21, 2010, following a public open house from October 22 to November 13 and a cultural celebration on November 20. The rededication will be broadcast within the Laie and Kona temple districts. The temple was the Church’s fifth, dedicated in 1919 by President Heber J. Grant and rededicated in 1978 by President Spencer W. Kimball.

Church Releases Mobile Phone Apps

The Church has released mobile phone applications to help members study the gospel even on the go. The Gospel Library application allows users to bookmark, highlight, and make notes as they read from the scriptures, general conference talks, and Sunday manuals. The Mormon Channel application broadcasts the Church’s official radio station and contains the scriptures, general conference talks, and Church magazines. Visit mobile.lds.org for information about compatibility. All the applications are free.

Cebuano, Tagalog Triples Available Online

Cebuano and Tagalog editions of the triple combination, containing the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price, are now available online. They can be accessed at scriptures.lds.org/ceb and scriptures.lds.org/tgl, respectively. The sites include footnotes, maps, and photographs, and allow readers to mark the scriptures and perform key word searches. The scriptures site now includes 17 languages, with Japanese, Indonesian, and Thai to be added by 2011.