This website seeks to answer “Frequently Asked Questions” by PRC Church members outside China and by Church leaders who work around the world with those members. It gives needed basic information for PRC Chinese members returning to China, including whom to contact for information, attending Sunday Church meetings and encouragement to observe relevant Chinese laws. Also provided are links to online Church resources in simplified Chinese.
I have recently heard a rumor from a couple reliable sources that they knew of a mission call recently given to a couple different young men. This rumor states they would be called on a three year mission with the first year served in Taiwan and the remaining 2 years in Mainland China.
I remember hearing this rumor while I was in the Missionary Training Center back in 1998. I was excited for the possibility then but alas never happened.
Elder Nelson recently spoke to the missionaries at the Missionary Training Center and encouraged them to not spread rumors. He wanted to ensure everyone knew the Church always goes through the front door.
Leaders of this Church enter countries new to the Church through the front door. We do not go in through the back door or via the alley. Our relationships are based on honesty, openness, integrity and complete compliance with local law.
The LDS Church has released a new iOS app of the Book of Mormon. The app contains the Book of Mormon in several languages including Chinese. If you are still waiting like I am for the Gospel Library app to be updated with Chinese material, this app may get you by for awhile.
Deseret News has a column in todays paper about the Chinese Book of Mormon. There is one small mistake in the caption for the image of the first edition. It is labeled as a “Mandarin Chinese” Book of Mormon, which is incorrect. Actually the first Edition Chinese book of Mormon was translated in Taiwan but published in Hong Kong for Cantonese and Mandarin speakers in Dec 1965.
Warren Brent Hardy served a mission in the Southern Far East Mission in 1956. Then back with his wife as the President of the Southern Far East Mission. He also went back with his wife in 1998 as the President of the Hong Kong Temple.
He has done a lot for the Church in the Asia area.