World Briefs

    “World Briefs,” Liahona, Jan. 2011, 78

    World Briefs

    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.

    Los Angeles Temple Visitors’ Center Reopens

    The Los Angeles Temple Visitors’ Center reopened on August 7, 2010, after two years of remodeling. The center highlights the history of the Church in Southern California while focusing on fundamental principles of the gospel. The 12,000-square-foot (1,100 square meter) building includes several areas for exhibits and two theaters. Its centerpiece is an 11-foot (3.4 meter) replica of the Christus statue, which is visible from outside the visitors’ center.

    200 Million More Records Now Available Online

    FamilySearch.org released more than 200 million new searchable records in August 2010, bringing the total records available on the Records Search site to 700 million. To access the free collections, visit Pilot.FamilySearch.org or beta.familysearch.org. The increased records availability is possible in large part because of the 350,000 FamilySearch Indexing volunteers worldwide who transcribe images of historical records to make them digitally searchable.