"May I ask that you join the conversation by participating on the Internet, particularly the New Media, to share the gospel and to explain in simple and clear terms the message of the Restoration. Most of you already know that if you have access to the Internet you can start a blog in minutes and begin sharing what you know to be true. You can download videos from Church and other appropriate sites, including Newsroom at LDS.org, and send them to your friends. You can write to media sites on the Internet that report on the Church, and voice your views as to the accuracy of the reports."I would like to take Elder Ballard's words and apply them to my own life in hopes that the countless hours I have been spending on the internet may be used to serve a glorious purpose. Secondly, I've been motivated by the significant influx of LDS websites, materials, and resources that have been appearing left, right, and centre all over the web during the past few months. It is amazing, exciting and exhilarating.
Members of all ages are testifying to the truthfulness of the Gospel everyday via internet. There is a real buzz about this and I think a big part of that is due to the fact that this is pretty easy and really anybody can do it.
I don't really know where to add this in, but for anybody reading this who may be confused by the subject or some of the terms used I'll add a little bit about myself here. I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Members of this church are commonly referred to as Mormons.
For this first blog post, I'd like to just point out some of the work I've taken note of that's being done online to move the work forward.
- Various video posts on YouTube including those of lds9999, SethAdamSmith, mormonstories, and even LDS Public Affairs.
- The More Good Foundation is making huge strides in making LDS material available online, including projects such as LDS.net, MormonWiki, LDSBlogs.com, and Mormon Testimonies, to name a few.
- The Book of Mormon Online features an extensive attempt by KC Kern to make the Book of Mormon more exciting and understandable.
- Liahona.net provides a significant amount of LDS music.
- Mormon.org is looking great after it's big makeover last year.
As I said, these are just a few, the work extends much further. Let us all gather together and stand strong for truth and righteousness. I need to cut it off here to go pick up my girlfriend, Roberta, at school.
Head up. pZ.