We have become a truly worldwide church, and members of the Church are eager to “hear the fulness of the gospel in [their] own tongue, and in [their] own language.” (D&C 90:11). As the Church expands throughout the world, the need to translate Church materials also expands.

A few months ago, I wrote about a volunteer-based translation pilot offered by the Church’s Translation Division through The Vineyard website. That pilot project was successful, and the Church is now expanding the project with more content and more languages.

Their first major project is to translate the Knowledge Documents for the new FamilySearch website. They are looking for volunteers who can translate into Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish. If you would like to participate, please visit the LDS Community Translation wiki for instructions on how to get started.

The Translation Division also wants to compile a list of people willing to translate into other languages, so they can hit the ground running when those languages are added. Please fill out a translator application and the Translation Division will contact you when they add your language.

This is a wonderful opportunity to help expand the reach of the restored gospel throughout the world.

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