World Briefs
February 2009

“World Briefs,” Liahona, Feb. 2009, N7

World Briefs

Joseph Smith Manual Available as PDF in 11 Languages

The Church Curriculum Department has expanded the online availability of the manual Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith to 11 languages.

PDF files and MP3 audio files of the manual are available in English, Cantonese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Files for American Sign Language are also available.

Access the manual and other Church publications at www.lds.org/gospellibrary/pdfindex.

Triple Released in Chinese (Simplified Characters)

A new edition of the triple combination in Chinese (simplified characters) was made available through Church distribution centers in October 2008. The edition includes the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, the Pearl of Great Price, and a study aid titled Guide to the Scriptures. The Book of Mormon in Chinese (simplified characters) was published in 2001. The Book of Mormon in Chinese (traditional characters) was published in 1965, and the triple in 2007.

North American Missionaries Leave Bolivia

Some 102 North American missionaries serving in Bolivia were transferred to missions in Peru in September 2008. The transfer was made in consultation with U.S. government representatives in Bolivia and with the cooperation of Bolivian immigration authorities as a precautionary measure during unsettled conditions. The Church expects them to return when conditions improve. The Church has good relationships with the Bolivian government and has a significant humanitarian aid program there.