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Sent on Mormon-News: 10May01

By Kent Larsen

Internet: New LDS Businesses, Doctrinal Sites

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- This past week businesses seem to dominate the new listings, with new websites from,, Eljay's LDS Temple Pendants, LDS Family Phone, Riverview Guest House, Embroidery Express and And their differences highlight some of the difficulties of doing business on the web, with most of these businesses either asking surfers to phone in their orders or using some outside service to handle online orders.

In addition, this week saw a couple of doctrinal sites, the J. E. Neumann Institute and LDS GuideStar, and another discussion site, LDS Voice.

Newly Listed Mormon Websites:

LDS Notes
Knecht Music is contains downloadable LDS sheet music by Katherine Knecht and Dana Bishop Sanders in Adobe Acrobat format. The music is available in various topics and is provided completely free of charge. The author's companion website, Knecht Music, is the home of a music typesetting, transcription and arranging service.
International LDS dating service available in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Site allows users to post basic information about themselves on the site for other LDS singles to see. Hampered by slow-loading service and apparent incompatibility with Netscape 4.7.

J. E. Neumann Institute
Contains D&C handouts for personal study of LDS Sunday School classes put together by the J. E. Neumann Institute, a non-profit, privately operated, web-based institute for the support of religious instruction.

LDS Voice
Forum for LDS Church members. Also allows chat and email accounts.

Eric and Roseann Endres
Home page for contemporary LDS musicians from Buffalo, New York. Page includes news, upcoming events and gigs, song lyrics and downloadable songs, pictures, etc.

Unofficial St Paul Temple Homepage
Unofficial home page for the St Paul Minnesota Temple hosted by Tom Mathias. Includes series of construction photos, the temple schedule and a map for getting to the temple.
Gifts and LDS products oriented towards LDS missionaries. Uses Storesonline system and carries art by Chad Hawkins and Greg Olsen as well as caps, posters, tee-shirts, ties and jewelry.

Eljay's LDS Temple Pendants
Business selling pendants with miniature paintings of various LDS Temples.

LDS Family Phone
Cut-rate long distance and telecommunication services marketed to LDS families. Business claims it is dedicated to keeping LDS families in touch at the lowest possible rates.

LDS GuideStar
Doctrines, teachings, and speculations on 23 LDS doctrinal subjects compiled by website owner Thomas Richard Roper.

Riverview Guest House
Brochure site for bed-and-breakfast-style house in Nauvoo, Illinois.

Embroidery Express
Embroidered handkerchiefs and clothing featuring images of Nauvoo and other LDS themes.

Business selling imported scripture covers from Central America. Related to, a charity that imports goods manufactured by LDS Church members in Central America to build their incomes and businesses.


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