Adopt an Unofficial LDS Website: A Byte-Sized Way to Share Your Faith Online
Well, you’ve arrived, and we welcome you. Maybe it’s not just happenstance. If your response to the question that follows is “yes,” then you’re in the right place.
“Are you wondering how you can participate in the online conversation about us as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?–without being preachy, or unnatural?” If so, we have a solution for you!
The More Good Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to enabling everyday members of the Church to share their voice online and have a positive impact on the content that honest seekers find when they “Google” us! You’ve heard all the great talks by the Brethren (Mormon ecclesiastical leaders, apostles of The Church) and the subsequent member-speak and enthusiasm about getting engaged in the conversation and not letting others define us and our beliefs, and you’ve probably been antsy to do something, but haven’t known quite how to do it or what to do.
We have lots of ideas. But there is one we’d like to share with you here.
You can adopt one of our existing websites in an area of your interest and we will train you on how to ‘care for, grow, and nurture the site’–it can be your own or a group’s ‘pet project’ so-to-speak. We’ll show you how to upload content, photos, videos, posts, if you don’t already know how to do those things. You don’t have to create the design or template, or host the site. We do that. You do not even know how to operate a site or upload content. We can show you that too. You do need to know how to type and have an interest in a particular topic that you would like to have shared online as a Mormon, and have a desire to add positive content to the Internet without being preachy or discussing only doctrinal things.
The more websites we have with positive content about us, the better. You can help by adopting a site!
Adoption has never been easier!
We will match your interests with an existing or new URL that needs a home, and will guide you through the rest of the adoptive and nurturing process. For example, if you are obsessed with or much interested in single adult life, Mormon youth activities, German food, the Frankfurt Germany mission, the arts, or student life, we can create a website around those themes and have you share your thoughts, photos, videos, posts about that topic. The fact that you are a Mormon doing this means that people who visit the site will automatically learn more about who we are as a people, our diversity, our varied interests. This can often lead to further interest in our faith and serves in a significant and yet simple way to dispel misperceptions that are otherwise prevalent on the Net and in the media about us. You can share your interests online, and be an influence for good.
If you are interested, please fill out the application form on this website for further information. Thanks!