Church Ad Honored

A Washington, D.C.-based advertising and marketing firm has honored a public service announcement produced by the Church. “Swashbucklers,” a short spot on the importance of fatherhood, was recognized for its relevance, high production quality, and exceptional combination of excitement, humor, and warmth, according to the National Media Survey. The spot is part of the Homefront series. It can be viewed at the Mormon Messages YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/mormonmessages. Search “swashbuckler.”

Scriptures Now Online in Chinese and Korean

Two new editions of the LDS scriptures are now online. Korean was launched in October 2009 at scriptures.lds.org/ko, and the Chinese (traditonal characters) version followed in December at scriptures.lds.org/ch. The sites contain the text of the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, Pearl of Great Price, and Guide to the Scriptures, an alphabetical listing of gospel topics. Japanese, Cebuano, and Tagalog editions are scheduled to be published online in 2010.

Council Recognizes Disabilities Web Site

The Autism Council of Utah presented the Church with its 2009 Outstanding Organization of the Year award in recognition of the Church’s Disabilities Resources Web site. The site offers resources for people with disabilities—such as those with hearing loss, blindness, speech disorders, learning disabilities and more—and their caregivers, families, and Church leaders. The site can be found at www.disabilities.lds.org.