Thursday, April 30, 2015
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015
Now that the 2015 Gospel App & Game contest is underway, you may be thinking about creating an app, polishing a submission that is in progress, or finding someone to help you develop an idea that has been stewing in the back of your mind into a really awesome app. Good sources for information to get you started, and collaboration tools with like-minded creative people are available at LDSTech in the Wiki and on the Forum.
To get started, follow this link to the Registration Form. Use search fields in the wiki and forum and the links below. Help is on the way!
The Contest Page is where you will find a lot of help getting started. Check this out to find what you need to know about contest deadlines, rules, submission categories, and the submission process. Remember you must both register for the contest and submit your entry by the dates specified.
For app ideas go to http://tech.lds.org/wiki/Apps_ideas. You will find lots of ideas for apps for every contest category, from games for children to utilities that help members with their callings. These ideas will help get you started on something that will be appropriate for the 2015 theme: “Create Something Worthy.”
Help is available from the FAQs at https://tech.lds.org/wiki/ContestFAQ.This wiki page anticipates most needs. For all else, email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org to put you in touch with contest organizers who will be happy to answer your questions. You will also find important links to the 2014 Winners.
As details are falling into place for both the contest and the conference, putting a “watch” on any one of the wiki pages page will trigger an email that will send you updates if anything changes. Remember, you must be signed in with your LDS Account to see the “watch” tab at the top of a wiki page.
The Forum is for collaboration. Forum moderators have set up a specific forum sub-category for the Gospel App & Game Contest, and you will find this the best place to go if you are looking for help with graphics, or someone to bounce your ideas off of. Anyone can ask a question or reply to someone else’s question when signed in with an LDS Account. To discuss your idea off-line with someone with specific skills, post a new topic and ask. Leave a contact email address if you have set up a Forum profile (which enables off-line messaging).
Take time to see what the forum community has discussed about last year’s contest. There are some valuable leads for software tools that will help simplify app development.
Your web browser search engine is another good source for help and free resources online. Progress begins with the first step. Do not delay getting started!
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Option to present April First Presidency Message: Instead take the Ensign Magazine to home teach, how about download the video in your tablet and afterwards a little handout for paper illustrate the message?
Handout download link:
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Sherry Allred, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is the composer and writer of “Nephi and the Sword of Laban,” a musical that has “been brewing within (her) heart for a long time.”
In late July and early August, Salt Lake City will be home to two musical theater productions based on the Book of Mormon — one a Tony Award-winning Broadway hit, and one a humble offering from a self-taught composer seeking "to represent the Book of Mormon accurately and in an inspired way.”
Read full article here
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
May 2015 Worldwide Devotional for Young Adults - Sunday, May 3, 2015, at 6 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time
Elder Lynn G. Robbins of the Presidency of the Seventy will be the speaker at the worldwide devotional for young adults on Sunday, May 3, 2015.
Monday, April 20, 2015
See the stories of three people who find happiness through the plan of salvation as taught in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
by LDS Daily
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
An April snowstorm stronger than the winter's showings blanketed northern Utah in snow Wednesday April 15th..
Pictures by Deseret News Staff
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
LDS Bookstore, in an effort to support LDS scholars in their educational pursuits, has announced their plans for their annual scholarship program. They are offering a $1,000 scholarship to the first place winner, with a $500 scholarship awarded to the first runner-up. Learn more about applying for this scholarship here.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
FamilySearch.org recently announced a new partnership with AmericanAncestors.org, the premier research website for the New England Historic and Genealogical Society (NEHGS). The new partnership provides LDS members access, at no cost, to all the tools, features, and affiliate-level resources at http://www.americanancestors.org.
Founded in 1845, the New England Historic and Genealogical Society is the oldest and most respected resource for family history research and the largest genealogical society in America today. The NEHGS library and archive is home to more than 28 million items, including artifacts, documents, records, journals, letters, books, manuscripts, and other items dating back hundreds of years. Although the sponsoring institution has “New England” in its name, the organization is national in scope and provides research materials and expertise through its website for all aspects of family history research from seventeenth century colonial New England, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia through twenty-first century immigration records the world over.
To register for the free subscription, LDS patrons will need to:
- Visit http://familysearch.org/partneraccess
- Click on the link provided
- Sign in with your LDS Account
- Press “Continue for your FREE account” and accept terms
- Provide demographic and password information and submit
With your registration complete, you are ready to become acquainted with the site’s vast resources. The databases are organized alphabetically, or you can use the search feature by database name as well as location and date range. You will find hundreds of primary sources not found together anywhere else on the web. A few are excluded from the affiliate-level access, but many, many more will be a source of discovery for tracing your ancestors.