World Briefs

“World Briefs,” Liahona, June 2011, 78

World Briefs

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Presented with Family Proclamation

The Church presented a copy of “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” (Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2010, 128) to the prime minister of the Solomon Islands, Danny Philip, in a brief ceremony on Friday, January 21, 2011.

Elder Dirk Smibert, Area Seventy, and other Church representatives met in the prime minister’s home and presented him with the proclamation as well as a statuette of a family.

El Salvador Temple Dates Announced

The First Presidency of the Church has invited members and the general public to tour the San Salvador El Salvador Temple during its open house held from Friday, July 1, 2011, through Saturday, July 23, 2011, except Sundays.

A cultural celebration will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2011, followed by the dedication of the temple the next day.

Site Allows Members to Share Talents to Build the Church

Helping in the Vineyard is a new Church website created to house the growing number of volunteer projects Church members can assist with. Projects include translation, FamilySearch indexing, photography, tagging videos and images, and editorial work and are available from any location with Internet access.

Vineyard creators hope to have 10,000 volunteers register and participate in online projects during 2011. Members can sign up to participate at vineyard.lds.org, currently available only in English.

Museum Opens New Children’s Exhibits

The Church History Museum in Salt Lake City has unveiled two new exhibits featuring creative learning environments and children’s artwork.

The Gospel Blesses My Life features art by children from 42 countries around the world depicting how a knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ blesses lives.

A Book of Mormon Fiesta: A Latin American Celebration features interactive sections that celebrate Latin heritage within the Church and portray stories of Latin American members.

For more information about the exhibits, visit churchhistorymuseum.org.