Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Helping in the LDS Vineyard

I just wanted to shout out to the world about The Vineyard.  

The Vineyard is the new LDS website that offers opportunities to serve without leaving the comfort of your own home.  Seriously, this is right up my alley!  If you have a computer and an Internet connection you can provide service to others by working on several different activities that The Vineyard provides.

Here are some examples:

Work on preparing Church Publications to be shared with the world.
“The Church has thousands of documents that need to be evaluated before they can be sent to people worldwide. Your participation will allow many more people to find and enjoy the gospel messages that God has provided to Church leaders.”

Work on preparing Church Multimedia to be shared with the world.
“Separating and tagging this media will allow media professionals at the Church to find materials to use within Church products that will be distributed worldwide. The Mormon Messages Channel on YouTube is one example of where this material might be used.”

Work on translation of Church material into your language.
“By participating in this project, you can help provide translations for Church publications that are distributed online and around the world. Examples include lesson manuals, knowledge-base articles, computer software, documentation, training manuals, and web sites."

And… my personal favorite, work on Family History to share with the world.
“Assist in genealogical work that helps people identify their ancestors. FamilySearch provides online access to family history research tools, resources, and searchable records. Volunteers make valuable contributions that help people around the world find their ancestors and the records that document their lives.”

Working in The Vineyard is easy-peasy.  Anyone can do it, so don’t be frightened you might mess up.  The Vineyard offers tons of small tasks so you don’t feel overwhelmed by a large block of time commitment.  I have become an “indexer”, which means I help with projects that index census records and other government records which provide an easier search access for those who are looking for ancestors.  It is fun to do, and I feel great about serving.

Make sure you check out The Vineyard and register to help further the Lord’s work there.

For more information about The Vineyard go here.

“By small and simple things are great things brought to pass.”  Alma 37:6


  1. Addicted to the Vineyard! Great post:-)


  2. thanks, I was looking for this link. nice to find your blog--from another in her 50's mormon woman