Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Updated Country Profile - Mauritania

Click here to access our updated country profile for Mauritania. Although the first known Mauritanian to join the Church was baptized in Turkey in 2014, there has never been an LDS presence in the country. The Future Prospects section of the country profile succinctly describes the outlook for a future LDS presence in the country:

Mauritania may be among the last nations to have an official LDS presence due to current laws forbidding proselytism, ethnic conflicts, the many restrictions placed upon non-Muslim groups, the strong influence of Islam on society, lack of native Christians, and perhaps only a few Mauritanian LDS converts worldwide. Establishing a humanitarian presence and engaging in clean water projects, literacy programs, and development projects in conjunction with other Christian groups or government agencies appears the most appropriate course of action for the future.

6 comments:

Eduardo Clinch said...

Does President Nelson want us to say or write LDS anymore? Member of the Church of Jesus Christ, or Latter-day Saint? It does make things longer.

James Anderson said...

One big thing is blog renaming as far as URLs go. Not that easy to do either with other domains, they may have to keep lds.org and someone said that mormon.org will remain, mainly for SEO purposes--for example Google page rankings are more authoritative depending on the age of the domain and lds.org was registered nearly a quarter century ago. mormon.org is printed on the backs of pass-along cards and has cards of its own plus the personalized ones you print off on your printer. And that is just for openers.

L. Chris Jones said...

I think we should and will keep the URL's and domain names. They can forward to websites with the full name if needed. Also so that antis don't buy them up.

Eduardo Clinch said...

Amen.

Unknown said...

I expect we will see TheChurcofJesusChristofLatter-daySaints.org created. I also expect Mormon.org to remain. lds.org will probably be kept, although it might just be a redirect, although I am not sure.

Unknown said...

I expect we will see TheChurcofJesusChristofLatter-daySaints.org created. I also expect Mormon.org to remain. lds.org will probably be kept, although it might just be a redirect, although I am not sure. Although looking at it, I think that full url may currently be controlled by some people who reject that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Russell M. Nelson as prophet is the true church.