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Written by Emily Fairchild   
Wednesday, 05 June 2013

"Today the information highway, with all of its means of communication, affords an opportunity for us to carry the mission with a thousandfold greater speed and ease than Peter, James, and John and the other intrepid disciples." —President James E. Faust, Ensign, May 1999, 18-19

Welcome to the official technology website for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We are excited to share with you information and resources to learn more about how the Church is using technology to carry the gospel message to all the world.

The mission of LDSTech is to enable Church members to donate their time and talents to the building of the kingdom, to facilitate ICS (Information and Communications Services Department) in magnifying its efforts through community engagement, and to enable portfolios to reach their goals in hastening the work.

LDSTech knows that the best ideas are powered by discussion, and discussions don’t happen without a community. LDSTech is all about community involvement. It takes a village to develop, test, and publish each technology used in the Church, so we need your involvement!

This site provides opportunities for those who want to help with technological developments and includes information for those who want to know more about how to use them.

Learn how to contribute your time and talents on the Contribute page. [Change title from “Contribute” to “Join the Community” ?]

The Wiki page will connect you with a multitude of projects where you can volunteer your talents. Watch this broadcast video where engineer Tim Riker gives an introduction presentation on how to sign up for projects and get started as a volunteer.

The Forum page is where anyone can ask and answer questions addressed to the entire LDSTech community. While making relevant comments on blog posts is appropriate, you are encouraged to search the Forum page where your question might already be answered, and if it isn't, the Forum is the environment with the widest reach to find people who have answers.

Search past forum topics to see for yourself the camaraderie and culture of the LDSTech community and the developments being made day by day. The various topics encourage community discussion, support, help, and feedback about technology and how it helps us serve in the Church. Come join in for a chat!

Once signed up for projects, users can manage issues and project progress on the LDSTech Jira page. Review this Wiki page to learn more about JIRA.

The Projects page lists all the available projects underway that you can browse through and join. Be sure to sign up as an LDSTech community member to join projects!

You can also learn about how to become a Church-service missionary. The Church-service missionaries who work with LDSTech make up an irreplaceable force for good. Their contributions and accomplishments are invaluable.

Our purpose is to communicate to the public how technology is being used at the Church and all the behind-the-scenes efforts of so many selfless volunteers help us to achieve that purpose.

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