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“Around the Church,” Liahona, June 2012, 78

Around the Church

Mormon Helping Hands Revitalizes State School in Macapá, Brazil

Approximately 50 Mormon Helping Hands volunteers—including members of the Church, their friends, and Latter-day Saint missionaries—mobilized on Saturday, January 21, 2012, to help clean, weed, and otherwise revitalize Maria Ivone de Menezes, a state school in Macapá, Brazil.

The activity, coordinated by the school board and organized by the Macapá Brazil Amapá District’s public affairs director, Kleber Sainz, drew attention and coverage from several local media outlets. The school’s director, Adelia Danin, assisted in the project. “We were delighted with the generous contribution [the Church] gave us,” she said. “We will always keep the memory of it with us.”

New Triple Combination Published in Russian

A new triple combination edition of the scriptures featuring the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price bound together in one volume is now available in Russian.

The new volume is available immediately from local Church distribution centers, from store.lds.org, online at scriptures.lds.org, and on the Gospel Library mobile application. This edition brings the number of publication languages for the triple combination to 44.

Fifty Mormon Helping Hands volunteers worked on Saturday, January 21, 2012, to clean, weed, and revitalize the state school Maria Ivone de Menezes in Macapá, Brazil.

Photograph by Michelle Sá, Macapá Brazil Amapá District public affairs