World Briefs

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

World Briefs

Church Continues to Provide Relief in Japan

Following the devastating 9.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan on March 11, 2011, the Church continues to provide supplies and relief throughout the country.

More than 150 tons of supplies from Church relief efforts have been distributed: food, water, blankets, bedding, hygiene kits, clothing, and fuel. More than 7,000 Church members have donated more than 60,000 work hours to relief efforts.

Nine Million Records from Hungary Added to FamilySearch

Of the 11.5 million new international records added to FamilySearch in March, 9 million of them are from Hungary.

The nine million already-indexed records were the first of three installments of Hungarian records that will be published over the next year. In addition to these records, new projects from Hungary are now available on FamilySearch for volunteers to index.