LDS.org Instructs Members on How to React When Pokémon Go Players Show Up at Church Buildings

LDS.org Instructs Members on How to React When Pokémon Go Players Show Up at Church Buildings

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A new article on LDS.org is helping members understand how to handle the attention Pokémon Go is bringing to official Church buildings, including meetinghouses, visitors’ centers, historic sites, and temples.

“Regardless of the reason that brings visitors to Church facilities, we need to remember that the way we react to visitors may affect their understanding and feelings about the Church,” Camille West for LDS.org Church News writes.

The article goes on to list four ways we can promote understanding about the Church when mobile app players arrive at Church locations, including being friendly and welcoming and viewing any visit as an opportunity. You can read the entire article here.

Pokémon Go is a location-based augmented reality game for mobile devices based on the popular Pokémon universe. It allows the user to travel in real time to capture, battle, and train Pokémon, a type of animated monster. The app uses historical and civic landmarks, including churches, as stops where users can gather supplies and battle other players. Since its release, the game has topped previous records for app-usage.

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