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Dear Brother Summers,
Sorry we’ve been too busy to write and keep everyone apprised of what’s happening in Japan and Korea recently. There are so many things good going on, that we promise to write soon (before the end of the year) and share them with everyone.
This particular note, however, has to do with a new website that is just being launched in Japan. The Area Presidency, public affairs, and a couple of mission presidents have been working together with some very talented young technologists to put together, in addition to the regular website www.ldschurch.jp , a new website as described below that will be directed more toward the potential and current investigators. Anyway, below is the letter that will be read over all the pulpits in Japan this coming Sunday, the 20th. We just thought that some of our dear friends not currently in Japan would also like to take a look at a site we think has great potential. Hope you don’t mind spreading the word for us.
Elder and Sister Robertson, Asia North Area, Public Affairs
Here’s the letter (English version):
To: Area Seventies, Mission Presidents, Stake and District Presidents, Bishops and Branch Presidents
Date: December 17, 2009
Subject: Launch of Mormon.jp Website
Please read the following announcement in your Sacrament Meeting on Sunday December 20, 2009:
We announce the opening of a new Japanese website: www.mormon.jp. This is patterned after mormon.org in the United States and features video testimonies from new members in Japan. The site has two purposes: (1) to create a place where people can come to learn more about our beliefs; and (2) to create digital pass-along cards (videos, talks, etc.) that members can share with their friends via email and blogs.
As part of the Christmas season, the site features a Christmas pass-along card at www.Mormon.jp/Christmas. This creates an uplifting, non-threatening way for members to easily share the true meaning of Christmas. The site also features a section about Jesus Christ, his life and his mission.
We believe the Mormon.jp website will become a great missionary tool and encourage its use by all. The current Web site, www.ldschurch.jp will continue to focus on member needs and interests, similar to www.lds.org in the United States.
Asia North Area Presidency
If you have problems reading the Japanese, Shawn Hansen who has been working on the site suggests the following:
Here's how they do it in Internet Explorer 8:
Click on "Page"
Click on "Encoding"
Click on "Unicode (UTF-8""