Saturday, July 25, 2009

The More Good Foundation: Promoting Positive LDS Content Online

The More Good Foundation was founded by Jim Engebretson, a former long-time member of our Stake, now an assistant dean for Corporate Relations at the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University (BYU).

The motivation for the More Good Foundation came from Brother Engebretsen's experiences while serving as president of the Oklahoma,Oklahoma City mission from 1998-2001. During this time he had several missionaries who had investigators turn against the church because of false things they had read about the church on the internet. He realized there was a need for more positive and good information about the Church on the internet.

Read more: Called to Blog: Fighting for the Church Online

The More Good Foundation supports many websites and blogs. Their mission is to promote positive LDS content.

The More Good Foundation is committed to helping faithful Mormons share their stories with the world, and then helping the world find those stories quickly and easily. As a people we have positive, powerful stories to tell--and that "telling" is important. We don't believe in hiding our candle under a bushel, and the Internet provides a way for us to collectively hold our candles up, providing light to all and helping them see what that light helps us to see.
Here are few of their websites:
Mormon Women
Mormon Bloggers

Okay, sisters...can you do more good?

Elder M. Russell Ballard said, "Yours is the world of cyberspace, cell phones that capture video, video downloads and iTunes, social networks like Facebook, text messaging and blogs, hand-helds and podcasts.... How will you use these marvelous inventions? More to the point, how will you use them to further the work of the Lord?"

1. See all the ways you can share the gospel online.
2. Support their mission. Adopt one of the foundation's websites.
3. See all the More Good Foundation websites and share them with others.

Let's make sure our voice is heard and "of good report"!

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