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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Live Translating General Conference

LDS families across the world gather together during this time of year to refocus and watch a prophet speak, while hundreds of translators and Church staff frantically prepare for the 185th semi-annual General Conference.

Sixty-seven different languages will be translated this conference. The LDS Church’s cultural and linguistic diversity enables it to take on such an effort. Foreign members and returned missionaries alike congregate to Utah to volunteer their translation services during conference season.

Jordanian Church member Emile Khoury has translated for the Church for more than 10 years. The First Presidency also asked for his help in translating “Preach My Gospel,” a missionary manual, into Arabic while he was serving his mission in London, England.

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