World Briefs

    “World Briefs,” Ensign, Feb. 2011, 78

    World Briefs

    Elder Perry Creates First Stake in Guam

    Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles visited Guam in December 2010 to create the Barrigada Guam Stake, the first stake in the Territory of Guam.

    While there, Elder Perry, who served in the United States Marine Corps in the area during World War II, also visited the Pacific War Museum and the neighboring island of Saipan.

    There are 1,971 members of the Church living in Guam. The Territory of Guam is part of the Asia North Area of the Church.

    Triple Combinations Now Available

    Editions of the triple combination in Indonesian and Thai are now available for the first time in print and online. New editions of the Book of Mormon are also available. The scriptures site includes footnotes, maps, and photographs, and allows readers to mark the scriptures and perform key word searches. The Japanese triple combination is also now online at The scriptures site now includes 21 languages.

    First YSA Conference Held in Cyprus

    A first-ever young single adult conference for the Nicosia Cyprus District was held in the Troodos Mountains on October 16, 2010. Attending the conference were 20 young adults and 15 leaders, representing seven different countries. Workshops taught tactics for conquering opposition, successful job interview techniques, and how to conquer fear through faith. Other activities included games, service projects, and a devotional and testimony meeting.

    Young Men in Bangalore Commit to Duty to God

    More than 30 young men from the Bangalore India District gathered in the hills of Kanakapura to learn about the new Duty to God program and to learn spiritual lessons from challenging physical activities. The young men used a rope and pulley system to cross a pond. They went for a morning run, climbed a mountain, and learned to rappel. The activity was concluded with a testimony meeting.