Just recently I had the privilege of being invited to a ward down in San Diego, to give a presentation on Sharing the Gospel Online.  I'm no stranger to online missionary work, as I've blogged about it here numerous times.  However, this was the first time that I have had the opportunity to physically - not virtually - stand in front of members of the Mormon Church, to teach and encourage others how to do what I am so passionate about!  I have to tell you that although I was a bit nervous, I truly loved doing it -- and hope to do more of it in the future!

But I didn't do it alone.  The other presenter for the evening was someone who is also doing a lot online to educate people about Mormonism -- to help share the gospel online.  Because he doesn't currently do too much to promote his website - AllAboutMormons.com via social networking, etc...  many of you may not be aware of this excellent resource.  So...  I want to introduce you to Jacob Durrant.  Most of Jacob's exposure comes through Google search -- and from what I could find out, he's doing an amazing job at being found.

Here is the introduction to All About Mormons:

The teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (a.k.a. the "Mormons") are often confused with those of Evangelical Christians, Jehovah's Witnesses, and even the Amish. While we respect all these religions, our beliefs are in many ways distinct from theirs.  Aside from confusing us with those of other faiths, many subscribe to the misconception and myths about Mormon Doctrine that abound on the Internet and in popular culture. 
The purpose of this site is to dispel some of the many misconceptions about the Church and its members.  The site should be useful both for considering converting to Mormonism and for those who are merely curious about our basic beliefs.
All About Mormons is a wonderful resource for those who are interested in learning more about the Mormon faith.  And for members, I highly recommend this website and would encourage you to bookmark it for regular reference, when needing help with how to answer questions about our Mormon beliefs.  You might also consider helping out on the site, with answering questions about the Church.  Jacob shared with me that he could really use the help to keep up with the questions about Mormonism that continue to pile up -- and especially in English.

Honestly, I just can't say enough good things about the great work that Jacob Durrant is doing over on All About Mormons.   I am so thankful that I got to meet him and spend such a wonderful evening talking about sharing the gospel online.  And IMHO, we made a really great team!  It's hard to believe that he has done so much as basically a one man show!  So make sure and check out his website and be sure to share it with others.

I think that Jacob and I would agree that there was a great spirit that attended our presentations -- as well as the question and answer session following.   As I drove home that night, I was on one of those major highs -- the kind where you just know with a firmness of soul, that what you are doing is right on!  I'm not saying that either one of us were anything special to speak of, as individuals.  It was the work that we are all engaged in at this time -- to share the gospel online --  through the use of potentially the most powerful tool that the Lord has ever given us to accomplish His work --- the Internet!

I had originally intended to share, in this post, what Jacob and I had presented on sharing the gospel online, as well as provide a list of resources and tips -- and I'm still planning on doing so.   But instead, I felt compelled to share Jacob's website -- which is loaded with great content!


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