In a small bit of news first announced in a letter to leaders and shared by Church News, a change has come to wifi network available in meetinghouses and other buildings for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The current password for the Church’s worldwide network, Pioneer47, has been used for many years and has even become a humorous, but heart-warming inside joke for Latter-day Saints, sparking memes, t-shirts, and more.
The new network is called Liahona, a reference to a special compass found by the Book of Mormon prophet Lehi to help guide his family on a very long journey to a new land. What’s the password? It’s alma3738, a scripture reference to the verse where the Liahona’s name is revealed.
The current network, LDSAccess, and the Pioneer47 password will be available through April, but you can start logging into the Liahona network today and are encouraged to do so. You’ll only need to enter the password once, but each user must accept the terms and agreements upon each login.
According to the letter, yet to be released to the public, users need to accept the terms each time will “help manage available bandwidth by reminding users of the network’s intended purpose and by preventing unintentional use by devices performing automatic functions (such as updates) when connected to wi-fi upon entry to a Church building.”
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