I hope you were all able to tune in for the broadcast Sunday afternoon. It was big push for a new era in missionary work. Here’s the link in case you missed it: link.
One of the “new” ideas talked about is that full-time missionaries will be able to use social media – like Facebook – as one of their tools. In a world of online access, and locked doors, it makes sense to keep up with the times.
The church rarely jumps into something without knowing what they are doing. I was curious as to what beta-testing they did before they announced the program. Courtesy of Joseph Walker, of the Deseret News, we have an article that speaks to the testing of missionary social media use. (link here)
I also did a little research of my own, and was pleased to find out that there had been at least one earlier attempt to use social media in the mission field – specifically Twitter. I was able to come across a long-abandoned Twitter account that still showed a small number of tweets. Here they are:
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