Portland Trip

In May we went to Portland for my brother’s wedding. We decided to stay for a week and see some of the sites in that area, and were not disappointed. It is really beautiful up there. At long last I’m getting my favorite pictures posted.

LDS Online Resources

Wow, it has been a little while. Well, before I start playing catch-up, I wanted to get this down…

Last week I did a presentation in Church on some of the resources the Church has made available. I had a half-an-hour (my fist practice took 3 times that long). It actually ended up going pretty well, given how nervous I was.

I put together a list of the stuff I covered (read: mentioned) as well as some thing I wish I could have covered. Here it is (The organization follows the outline of the presentation):

[Edit] And the menu and site structure for lds.org has just been changed. A lot. So I’ve gone through and tried to update my links below.

Site Directory
LDS Account ldsaccount.lds.org Online account for Church websites
LDS.org lds.org Main website
Magazines lds.org/magazine Links to each of the Church magazines
Mobile Apps mobile.lds.org

Official apps for Apple, Android, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry

Describes what apps are available for mobile devices
Getting Started tech.lds.org/wiki/LDS.org_getting_started_guides Guides for many of the Church tools and resources
Media Content
Media Library lds.org/media-library Video, Audio, and Picture resources, many downloadable
Mormon Channel mormonchannel.org

Mobile Apps: mormonchannel.org/mobile

The Church’s online radio.
Bible Videos lds.org/bible-videos

Mobile App for Apple, Android

Free videos of the events of the bible
LDS Music lds.org/churchmusic

Mobile app for Apple

Songs from hymnbook and children’s songbook. Can view and play the music with many other features
Official Social Accounts
Facebook lds.org/media-library/accessing-media-facebook Scroll down to see a list of Church Facebook pages
Youtube lds.org/media-library/accessing-media-youtube Scroll down to see a list of Church Youtube channels
Twitter lds.org/media-library/accessing-media-twitter Scroll down to see a list of Church Twitter channels
Resources for Children
Friend Magazine lds.org/friend Children’s magazine, with games and activities
Primary Manuals lds.org/manual/primary Church Primary manuals, incl. Faith in God
Resources for Youth
Youth Site youth.lds.org Main site for Youth – Other resources linked here:

  • For the Strength of Youth
  • Duty to God
  • Personal Progress
  • Seminary
  • FamilySearch Youth
Youth App Mobile App for Apple and Android Videos and images geared towards youth
Scripture Mastery Mobile App for Apple Tools to help memorize scripture mastery scriptures
Adults and Families
FHE lds.org/topics/family-home-evening Family Home Evening Resources
Addiction Recovery Program addictionrecovery.lds.org 12 step program for addiction recovery
Gardening www.lds.org/topics/gardening  
Combating Pornography www.lds.org/topics/pornography Includes information for prevention as well as dealing with addiction and helps for others affected
Provident Living providentliving.org Self-reliance and welfare resources
Self-Reliance providentliving.org/self-reliance This sub-site of Provident Living replaces much of the previous Family Well-being sub-site. Resources for:

  • Employment
  • Finances
  • Food Storage
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Gardening
  • Physical Health
  • Education
Internet and Family Safety tech.lds.org/wiki/Family_Safety Community-driven site containing information on safe technology usage for families
Ward Directory lds.org/directory Directory information. Web site allows editing and setting permissions.
Calendar lds.org/church-calendar Calendar for the ward and Church building. Individual rooms can be scheduled by members.
LDS Tools Mobile App for most platforms incl.

Apple, Android, Windows Mobile

Provides access to the directory, calendar, and ward callings.
Gospel Library Mobile app for most platforms incl.

Apple, Android, Windows Mobile

Scriptures, talks, articles, manuals, etc. Integrates with Notes and Journal (can mark passages, add notes)
Notes and Journal lds.org/study-tools/folders Holds marked passages and notes from Gospel Library and other articles/resources on lds.org
Service Opportunities
Volunteer and Contribute lds.org/service/volunteer-and-contribute or lds.org/topics/service Provides links and ideas for helping with some of the Church’s efforts
Vineyard vineyard.lds.org 5-minute tasks to help the Church
LDSTech ldstech.org Provide assistance with Church software development
FamilySearch Indexing familysearch.org/volunteer/indexing

Mobile app for Apple and Android

Help index genealogical records (arbitrators needed!)

Mobile Apps are very different from desktop program

JustServe justserve.org Links volunteers with charitable causes. Just starting out.
Sharing the Gospel
Sharing Online lds.org/church/share or


Lots of ideas and suggestions
Missionary Service lds.org/callings/missionary Includes information for senior and service missions
Mormon.org mormon.org Site for investigators, but content is from members
Locations and Schedules lds.org/locations Helps you find LDS Buildings and Schedules anywhere in the world
FamilySearch new.familysearch.org Family History
Disabilities lds.org/disability Information for working with people with disabilities
Church News lds.org/church/news  
History history.lds.org Resources and information on Church History
Joseph Smith Papers josephsmithpapers.org Attempting to compile and annotate all known documents written by or scribed for Joseph Smith
Lesson Schedules lds.org/lesson New tool allowing classes to post their lesson schedules online
Newsletter lds.org/member-news New tool for online ward news
LDS Jobs ldsjobs.org Employment resources
Plan of Salvation www.lds.org/topics/plan-of-salvation