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Book of Mormon Reaches 140 Million Milestone

News Story — 28 August 2008

The 140 millionth copy of the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ was recently distributed, passing another milestone in the book’s history. Since it was first published in 1830, the Book of Mormon has been taken worldwide by over a million missionaries. It is currently available in 107 languages.

Nine Million New U.S. Records Added to FamilySearch.org

News Story — 26 August 2008

FamilySearch.org has updated its database of 1870 U.S. Census records and added two new databases with West Virginian information this week to its online pilot program at pilot.familysearch.org. The new additions represent over nine million new names. There are now over 477 million searchable names on the pilot site. 

President Monson Dedicates Twin Falls Idaho Temple

News Story — 25 August 2008

President Thomas S. Monson dedicated the Twin Falls Idaho Temple Sunday, 24 August. It is the Church’s 128th temple in operation. He also attended an event celebrating the temple prior to its dedication.

Sharing Food Storage Preparedness Stories With New Media

News Story — 14 August 2008

Church Public Affairs is asking Church members to share their experiences with maintaining food storage by posting video, text or other content on personal blogs, video-sharing sites, social media sites, or other Internet sites. Members can then e-mail a link to their story to publicaffairs-slc@ldschurch.org.

President Thomas S. Monson Meets with Panamanian President and First Lady

News Story — 14 August 2008

Following the Sunday dedicatory service of the Panama City Panama Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church President Thomas S. Monson joined with other Church leaders in a Monday meeting with Panamanian President Martín Torrijos and his wife, Vivian Fernández de Torrijos.

Missionary Service Is a Family Affair

News Story — 12 August 2008

Many young Latter-day Saints devote 18 months to two years of their lives as full-time missionaries. Thousands of retired seniors also serve in various assignments from employment services to humanitarian relief. But a number of years ago, Reginald Nelson Burt confided to a granddaughter that he had always lamented the fact that he did not have the opportunity to be a missionary for his faith, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Church Issues Response to Affirmation

News Story — 11 August 2008

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement today in response to a press conference organized by Affirmation.

Mormon Olympians Ready to Compete in Beijing

News Story — 6 August 2008

When 12-year-old Melanie Roach told her family that one day she would compete at the Olympics, no one really doubted her, according to her mother, Bonnie Kozoff, as reported in the Tacoma News Tribune.

Church Presents Family History to Australian Prime Minister

News Story — 5 August 2008

Australia’s prime minister, Mr. Kevin Rudd, has a true “Aussie” pedigree, represented by free settlers and convicts alike, according to a family history study prepared for him by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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