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Concert in Puerto Rico Draws Thousands

On December 18, 2011, members of the five stakes of Puerto Rico participated in a Christmas concert held in the Paseo de las Artes in the city of Caguas. Approximately 85 members of the Church performed, and some 2,500 members of the community attended.

New Young Adult Center is Africa’s Third

On November 4, 2011, young adults of the Soweto South Africa Stake held their first activity in a new building to be used exclusively as a young adult center.

More than 140 centers exist throughout Europe, and a few are scattered throughout the United States. The center in Soweto is Africa’s third; the others are located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zimbabwe.

Unique Approach Prompts Questions

A roll of paper was the genesis of the “Questions for God” missionary activity in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia, on October 9, 2011.

Over the course of several hours, more than 150 people stopped by two tables on a busy street, picked up felt pens, and wrote their questions. In all, 84 questions were written on the roll of paper. Many people voiced a desire for an answer from the missionaries present.

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