Earlier this year, we published a list of 5 Awesome LDS Websites You Really Need to Know About. We’ve realized there are so many more great websites that help members around the world do good and share the gospel. So here are 5 MORE really great websites you need to check out.
We know, we know. LDS.org? Everyone knows about that! However, it seems many members don’t realize just how many resources are available on the Church’s website. Not only do you access conference talks and scriptures, but you can find an abundance of tools you can use practically every day! Here’s just a few:
- Daily Quotes and Videos
- Media Library with free to-use-images
- Updated news stories for multiple countries
- Access to all the Church’s websites
- Gospel Topics essays which explore deep Church issues and history
- Teaching resources for all age groups
- Online magazines
- Study tools
- Ward and stake directory
- Chapel and temple locators
- Ward map
- Personal notepad
- Online tithing donation slips
It’s safe to say every member should take some time and explore LDS.org!
LDS Media Talk
Technology can be a force for good if we learn how to use it as God intends. LDS Media Talk is designed to inspire members to use technology wisely. It is especially aimed at helping youth and their parents harness the power of social media. LDS Media Talk is often the first to break news on major social media campaigns from the Church and also has multiple resources for finding apps, sharing the gospel online, and the best of LDS resources on the internet. If you love using technology, this website is for you!
Prepare to Serve
PreparetoServe.com is the ultimate resource for soon-to-be missionaries. It hosts thousands of interviews from missions all over the world. In fact, their goal is to interview a returned missionary from every mission so prospective missionaries can learn about the area they’ll be serving. There are also links to great deals on missionary products and fun blogs. Famous LDS returned missionaries who have been interviewed included Stacey Harkey from Studio C, LDS performer Dallyn Vail Bayles, comedian Stuart Edge, and more. One of our staff members from LDS Daily was even interviewed. If you know someone going on a mission, or if that’s you, definitely check out Prepare to Serve!
FairMormon was founded in 1997 and is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing well-documented answers to criticisms of LDS doctrine, belief, and practices. Staffed completely by volunteers, FairMormon is a great resource for anyone looking for answers to tough questions. Not only is there an expansive collection of questions and answers, but there are study aides, podcast episodes, conference, and a support feature which allows you to ask your personal question to FairMormon volunteers.
Here’s another Church website that is underutilized. Mormon Newsroom is a portal to the Church today. There are official news releases, blog posts, media, and facts and statistics for countries around the world. With a click of a button you can find out what is happening in the Church in countries from Angola to Zimbabwe. If you follow Mormon Newsroom on social media (there are multiple accounts for different countries), you’ll also get access to exclusive photos and news updates from LDS leaders.
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.