Translators and interpreters needed for more than Conference

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has just finished the prelude music, and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf is walking to the pulpit to start the 180th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Tucked under the balcony in the Conference Center, a small army of people are watching him on dozens of screens in little rooms.

But they aren't taking notes or sitting back to simply listen to conference.

As he begins to speak, they interpret what he is saying into another language, passing along the church leader's message so many others -- from those in the Conference Center to those listening in other countries -- can understand his message in their native tongue.

"You realize you are talking for someone who has a very important message for this people," said Diana R. Tucker, who has been interpreting in Spanish for conference for more than 40 years.

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