A couple of weeks ago in High Priests Group we had a lesson about making the temple a priority in our lives. We were discussing why it isn’t always a priority. One of the members tried to mention a talk he remembered and said:
You know… what’s his name? The bald-headed guy…
Of course he meant Elder Dallin H Oaks, and he was referring to the Good, Better, Best talk he gave in the October 2007 General Conference. Gotta love those forgetful High Priests 🙂
(Note: the brother who said this is a super nice guy, and is always really “with it”, so this must just have been one of those forgetful moments, but it was still funny)
There are lots of great sites out there that provide tools for members in their callings. Unfortunately, the Church has not officially recognized any of them. Until now, that is…
The LDS Tech recently announced the winner of their inaugural LDS Tech Awards (“the purpose is to publicly and formally celebrate the technical achievements of those who are sharing their skills with the Church.”. The winner in 2008 was ReturnAndReport.org:
Return and Report.org is a tool that assists Relief Society, Elders Quorum and High Priest Group Leaders with their Home or Visiting teaching responsibilities. The tool has two tiers. The first tier provides a scheduled email reminder to each individual teacher with a personalized message from their leaders. The second tier adds the ability for the teachers to click on a link and report on their efforts. Additionally, the second tier allows teachers to send comments to their leaders or companions or even request an interview with their leaders. This gives the leaders key visibility regarding who has been visited and when. This tool frees up leaders and gives them the necessary information to focus on the needs of the individuals they are responsible for.
I haven’t tried it, but it looks impressive.
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