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 ldsnotes.com,
MyLDSMissionary.com, Eljay's LDS Temple Pendants, LDS Family Phone,
Riverview Guest House, Embroidery Express and ScriptureCovers.com.
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
Newly Listed Mormon Websites:
LDSNotes.com 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
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.
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.
Embroidered handkerchiefs and clothing featuring images of Nauvoo and
other LDS themes.
Business selling imported scripture covers from Central America.
Related to Mayashop.com, a charity that imports goods manufactured by
LDS Church members in Central America to build their incomes and