"The goal behind the vineyard is to gather together a storehouse of members with talents in a variety of areas and match them with appropriate Church projects," said Joe Jatip, community development manager for the Church's vineyard website. The vineyard is a consistent, uniform way to coordinate service opportunities that might take years to complete without the help of a large group of people. Current opportunities include document translation and editing, identifying photographs with key search words (tagging) and name indexing for family history. Members get to select from the projects available to them. For example, members who know German and English may translate a Church lesson manual from English to German for members in Germany.
For a disciple of Jesus Christ, service becomes a key part of everyday life. However, regular daily tasks that must be done can eat away the time available to serve. The desire is there but the time or means is not. To assist members with additional and creative opportunities to serve, the Church has created a new website called "Helping in The Vineyard." "For, behold, I will bless all those who labor in my vineyard with a mighty blessing, and they shall believe on his words, which are given him through me by the Comforter, which manifesteth that Jesus was crucified by sinful men for the sins of the world, yea, for the remission of sins unto the contrite heart" (D&C 12:9).
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