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Church Prepares for Olympic Visitors in South Korea with "Helping Hands" Center

The Church opened a Helping Hands Center just outside of PyeongChang on January 27. The center will be open until March 25 and will "provide visitors a place to rest from their travels, and introduce them to several church resources such as Family Search," according to BYU's The Daily Universe.

South Korea will host the Winter Olympics for the first time, beginning on Feb. 9 in PyeongChang.

The games will provide widespread exposure for the country of South Korea, as well as for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with a “Helping Hands” center to introduce visitors to the church’s resources and beliefs.

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The LDS church is taking advantage of the expected influx of people by creating a Helping Hands Center just outside of PyeongChang. The center will provide visitors a place to rest from their travels, and introduce them to several church resources such as Family Search.

“They have already welcomed over 100 visitors to the center, and look forward to continuing to do so throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Games,” according to Daniel Woodruff at LDS Public Affairs.

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