@mightymite: Have you been to LDS churches around the world? We have and it is
wonderful to see the 'sea' of faces which look so very different from mine, yet
sharing the same testimonies of the Savior, Jesus Christ.
International church? Still looks pretty white and delightfullsome to me.
Wouldn't it be amazing if one day soon, the many international speakers at
general conference gave their conference addresses in their native tongues, and
translated into other languages including English. I would love to hear
President Uchtdorf deliver his messages in his native German tongue. What a
thrill that would be for German speaking saints around the world.
I'm pretty sure there weren't more than fourteen million members listening.
Only about 30% of that number is even active to begin with and many of the rest
don't even consider themselves LDS. I'm LDS myself but I'm sick of
faith-promoting spin that ignores inconvenient facts. I didn't even like the
talk today about the "spectacular" church growth in Argentina because
he neglected to mention that 80% of that so-called membership is completely
inactive. Hence they've barely started a second temple after eighty-five years
of church presence. Now everyone thinks I'm an apostate for bringing that up.
How will we ever fix our spectacular failures if we pretend they don't exist?
In many ways its amazes me it was not until 50 years ago translations were done.
I guess I did know that President Clark was very against prepared talks, and
without some sort of prepared talks it is very hard to do translation unless you
allow for breaks in the talk. It makes sense that with the new stakes in
Mexico, the Netherlands and Germany there would be a high enough need for doing
translation to actualy do so.Does anyone know, were there
translations and publication of the text of General Conference before that, or
was that a later development, or at the same time? I do know that Eduardo
Balderas was employed fulltime as a translator by the Church begining in the
late 1930s or 1940s, but at least early on he worked on translating the Dcotrine
and Covenants (with Antoine R. Ivins or the 70) and the Pearl of Great Price and
also worked with Elder Ivins to translate the temple ceremony into Spanish. A lot of early translations was done by mission offices, so there may
have been some mission by mission translation of at least parts of General
Yes technology is cool and really shrinks this huge world we live in. I just
"cut and pasted" J-TX's post into Google and got an instant
translation. Very cool, and I agree with the post.
We are truely an international church. Awe and I see Culture Shock all the time.
We are always glad to welcome vistors to our Ward. We have the last
Chapel going West till you reach the end of the World. Going West several
thousand miles over water, Guam would be next and then East meets West.We have Three Wards and a Tongan Branch. We meet at 12 because our Bishop is
the Agent Bishop for the Tongan Branch. We changed times in the Middle of the
year and from what I have been told don't flip times at least for awhile. We love doing it as the Tongans had been Driving all over to get to the
Tongan Ward near Town. When you ad miles you lose people. We are all
mixed but one of the other Wards is Heavy Samoan and many dress Native. That
means some Kava Kava's and white shirts and ties on some of the Priesthood
Holders and Sandels No Socks. Plus Body Art from Culture Events. No more after
conversation but no shame for what you have.Earlyier meeting time so
more Tourist, Cheaper to stay Wes'side, more Aloha. Closer to Disney Resort.
I am shocked you let that post through but I agree with J-TX. Yes both my wife
and i do she better then me. i just don't say much about it. If I use a
non-english word its usually Hawaiian.Every week at our Ward we have
Tourist Amazement. Both from Canada and the U.S. Mainland. The people from Canda
are cooler then the people from the Mainland, We are truely an International
Church, Hawaii is the Melting Pot and the West Side the Center of the Wok and
the Wok is very very hot and that is a good thing. Then on the other side of the
Island and near the Bases are the Military Hawaiian Mixed Wards. Many hawaiians
are either Retaired Military or NG, people in our Wars have been called to
active duty and deployed to Iraq or Afgan. Our formerBishop never replaced his
Exc Sec when he went to Afgan. He just set his own appointments. When the
Brother got back a month later he released him and called him to the young mens.
His Wife and Him have had 2 kids since his return. They met in Sandbox at 6.
Que contento me hace que la iglesia verdadera de Jesucristo y la conferencia
general se estan llegando a cada pueblo en su propio idioma. Tengo la idea de
que por causa del multiculturalismo de esta iglesia, muchas acciones bondadosas
y caritativas se llevaran a cabo en todo el mundo, para ayudar a instilar la paz
entre gentes historicamente enemigas.