By Kent Larsen
LDS Polynesia, LDS Jews and LDS City
Please note: Comments reflect status of these websites on the date of publication: April 26, 2001. The sites below may have changed since then.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- The variety of Mormon websites will truly amaze
the surfer. This week, sites have been newly listed for LDS Church
members of jewish heritage, members in Polynesia and those suffering
from depression. Some of the sites have existed for a while, but are
only now appearing in the Mormon website directories.
Probably the best designed site of those listed this week is the LDS
Polynesia website, which hopefully will reach those interested in the
Church in the South Pacific. Most useful for the Mormon population on
the Internet may be LDS City, which provides yet another place for
people to post a few free pages.
Newly Listed Mormon Websites:
A website for LDS Church members with Jewish heritage. The site is
trying to create a single source of all that has been said by General
Authorities and LDS scholars concerning the Tribe of Judah. Created
by B'nai Shalom, an organization of church members who share a common
Jewish heritage or have an interest and love for the Jewish People
and their culture
Finch Family Games
Cleanly designed site evidently for selling games and activities for
family and to compliment Church and school lessons. Unfortunately,
the site was essentially empty when I visited.
John J. Webster's LDS Resource Site
Single-page listing of Mormon sites and those of interest to Mormons
categorized into 20 categories.
Well-designed site selling knee-length shorts for men and women.
LDS Bipolar and Depression Support
Uses ezboard.com's discussion boards to host a bulletin board-style
discussion of depression and bipolar issues. Includes discussions on
depression, medication, spiritual experiences, spiritual struggles,
spiritual questions and several other subjects.
Geocities style free hosting service for LDS-oriented and personal
sites. Currently includes more than 50 sites.
Home page for egroups list on keeping preschool children at home
instead of in nursery schools. Page readability marred by lack of
contrast between lavender type and page's flowery pastel background.
Home page for egroups mailing list on marriage from an LDS
perspective. Focuses on preserving marriages.
A comprehensive site covering the LDS Church and its members in the
South Pacific. Includes pages for each mission and temple in the
region. Also includes bulletin boards and mailing lists for those
interested in the LDS Church in that area of the world.
LDS Scouting Resources
Information about and directory to websites about scouting in an LDS
context. Includes listings for LDS scout units, the history of
scouting in the LDS Church, religious scouting awards, patches and
the various branches of scouting. Hampered by its use of copyrighted
material, apparently without securing permission.
Single-page description, in Portuguese, of Mormon beliefs,
concentrating mainly on beliefs about the volumes of the standard
works. However, the jarring background makes reading uncomfortable.
Nauvoo Family Motel
Nice, clean site that not only provides information about the motel
owned by LDS Church members, but also gives basic travel-related
information about Nauvoo.
Ron's LDS World
Thoughts, reflections and perspectives on various gospel subjects
that the author feels would be of interest to LDS Church members. The
site contains numerous lengthy treatises, but its use of a variety of
backgrounds sometimes makes the type hard to read.