By Kent Larsen
Missionary Mail to Brazil; Sites Selling Books
NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- Several of the websites that have shown up as new this
week are selling unique LDS books, outside of normal LDS bookstores. These
sites are selling original hymnbooks, books of gospel-centered Family Home
Evening activites and a local LDS history. In addition, a new mail delivery
service speeds up delivery of mail to LDS missionaries in Brazil and a home
teaching service tries to help wards and home teachers track what they are
The mail delivery service, BrazilMissions.com, takes letters over the
Internet, printing them out and mailing them using domestic, first-class
mail to missionaries serving in Brazil, significantly speeding up the
delivery in the process by avoiding the international leg of the delivery.
Home Teaching Tracker essentially provides the same kind of software
available in the home teaching functions in the LDS Church's MIS software,
but makes it publicly available on the Internet.
Newly Listed Mormon Websites:
Mail delivery service. Bypasses international mail by processing text
letters sent to them over the Internet, printing them in Brazil and mailing
them domestically to missionaries serving there.
Early LDS Hymns
Contains information on reprint of two hymnbooks with more than 140 hymns
used during 1836 to 1846. Unlike in the original hymnbooks, the texts of the
hymns are paired with their original tunes, or similar tunes from that time.
A Family Season
Site selling book of gospel principle-centered Family Home Evening activities.
History of the Saints in Trinidad &Tobago
Site selling e-book version of a history of the LDS Church in Trinidad &
Tobago. Includes two books, software to view the books and many photos and
information about Church members in this Caribbean country.
Home Teaching Tracker
On-line service that allows Wards and Branches to track their hometeaching
on-line. Quorum presidents can enter home teaching lists and home teachers
can then record the visits they make.
LDS Patchwork Families
Support site for 'step families' -- those created after divorces and second
marriages. Site offers free email counseling, information about 'patchwork
families,' an e-zine, articles and editorials and a members area.
Steve &Kim Shreeve
Personal page on LDS couple seeking to adopt. Gives information about them
and their families.
Unofficial UCLA Ward Web Site
Unofficial Site for the UCLA Ward. Includes text of talks given in the ward,
links to a handful of LDS websites, directions to the ward building and a