Today at church I had a wonderful experience with a member of our ward that would not have been possible with Google. We have a new member that was baptized recently in our ward from China. She has a wonderful testimony, but struggles a bit with English. She would like to go to the temple to do baptisms for the dead so it was my responsibility to meet with her and assess her preparation for the temple. We sat down and started talking but it became clear to me that we were having a hard time understanding one another (curse you tower of Babel!). Then the Spirit reminded me about Google Translate.
So I did a quick Google search and found the temple recommend questions, put them into the English side, selected Chinese and flipped the computer around so she could read it. Her face lit up as she read English and Chinese side by side and we went through the temple recommend questions. It was wonderful to be able to have this conversation with her and a few other times as we talked I wrote in sentences to help us make sure we understood one another.
Today I am grateful to the Lord for inspiring men and women in our day to create technologies like this that help the work of the Lord go forth.
What are some ways you might use Translate in your calling?