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Ground Broken for Brisbane Temple
Elder Kenneth Johnson, President of the Australia/New Zealand area of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints presided over the groundbreaking ceremony for the Church's Brisbane, Australia Temple on Saturday. The ceremony was attended by more than 200 people, although attendance was limited because each stake in the area was only permitted to invite 40 people. The groundbreaking comes after the Church reach an agreement settling a lawsuit over construction of the Temple.

LDS Missionary Injured at Memorial Day Church Picnic
An LDS missionary was hit by a car at a Memorial Day Church event yesterday, confirmed the New York Rochester Mission office, and remains in the hospital recovering from his injuries. Elder Tyler Fordham of Colorado had been playing basketball with some of the kids attending the picnic when a mini van that had just backed out of a driveway hit him as he tried to cross a road and, according to eye witnesses, ran over him.

Listen to What They Say You Can Do to Help
A prominent WHO doctor from Gambia told LDS missionaries at the MTC Wednesday that listening is the best way to find out how to help. Dr. Ebrahim Samba was in Salt Lake City and Provo to meet with leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and strengthen ties with Deseret International, a nonprofit agency originally funded and run by LDS Church members.

London Newspaper Seeks Truth About LDS Church in Wake of Green Trial
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is often reported on in the media of today. Sometimes the stories in the popular media portray the Church and the members of the Church in terms that are good, fair, and straightforward. Many reporters make an honest effort to tell the story accurately and with a balanced perspective. Then, of course, there are those stories that are misleading, mean-spirited, or just wrong. Almost all members of the Church have silently cringed or even groaned out loud over some erroneous or derogatory coverage of the Church and/or its members. While some misunderstandings and negative representations are inevitable, everyone associated with the Church hopes that the contents of the stories are at least factual and that the doctrines and beliefs of the Church are not deliberately misrepresented.

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BYU Professor Collects Humorous Missionary Language Gaffs
PROVO, UTAH -- BYU linguistics professor Lynn Henrichsen has collected a multitude of humorous missionary linguistic gaffs, caused by miscommunications as the Elders and Sisters struggle with a foreign language. Henrichsen's collection was presented at the annual Deseret Language and Linguistic Society Symposium at BYU recently.
Missionaries are 'well-red' in multiple languages
Deseret News 29May01 N1

LDS Church will Turn Delta Seat Covers into Bags for the Needy
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- Delta Air Lines was honored by the LDS Church at a luncheon yesterday where it recognized Delta's donation of 50,000 seat covers, worth about $3 million, to the Church's Humanitarian Service Center. The seat covers will be used to make bookbags, miniature footballs and soccer balls, and hygiene kits for children overseas. Delta has become a major contributor to the Humanitarian Service Center since last year. Delta credits the idea for the donation to Mel Carter, a Delta Technical Operations technician, who asked if something useful could be done with the seat covers, which were to be discarded.
Delta, LDS Church pair up to aid needy
Provo UT Daily Herald (AP) 31May01 N1
Associated Press
Delta to be Honored at Recognition Luncheon for Humanitarian Service Center Commitments
Delta Airlines Press Release 30May01 N1


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