Welcome to the Joseph Smith Foundation Newsletter. Because of project growth, the Joseph Smith Foundation has been divided into Joseph Smith Forum, Joseph Smith Academy and ZionVision.

Joseph Smith Foundation is an organization focused on supporting and contributing to projects founded in the words of Jesus Christ. Our motto is "Vision in Light of the Restoration." Currently, Joseph Smith Foundation is the umbrella for the following organizational divisions, each based on the above principles:

Joseph Smith Academy contains resources for parents in the instruction of their families. The motto is "Scholarship Founded on Revelation." We have a team of individuals dedicated to finding and organizing uplifting materials from across the world and then making these materials available to families in their own home using the latest Internet technologies. The InspiraProject seeks to find and make available the very best of the very best. Please visit any of the following links to get started now:

Joseph Smith Forum, another division of Joseph Smith Foundation, is dedicated to finding solutions to the problems of our troubled world through the word of God as revealed in the scriptures and through the words of latter-day prophets. Our motto comes from a statement by the Prophet Joseph Smith: "There is no error in the revelations". Our mission is "Organizing the writings and doctrine of Joseph Smith and his successors in such a way as to enable the perplexing questions of our day to be answered." The focus is on the very best of the very best resources available. The research is presented in the areas below:

Joseph Smith Foundation, as well as the divisions Joseph Smith Forum and Joseph Smith Academy, are on Facebook. We are attempting to reach as many people as possible with these free online educational resources but we need your help. Please consider becoming a fan today and inviting your friends using the "Suggest to Friends" button.

  1. Go to one of the Facebook pages
  2. Click the "Suggest to Friends" button under the image on the left.
  3. Click on all your friends/family you think would be interested
  4. Click on "Send."

This will be one of the fastest ways to stay informed of updates on the InspiraProject, FAQs, etc. Over the next few months we have several large additions and features that will be added as well.

We recently remodeled and updated the Joseph Smith Academy store. We have added several new DVDs and books. One new exciting product offering is the Lamplighter Theatre Radio Dramas. Over the past decade Lamplighter stories have been loved and cherished by millions of readers worldwide. Now millions more are tuning in for the next chapter -- Lamplighter Theatre! These radio dramas are centered on building Christ-like character . . . one story at a time! Performed by some of the most celebrated actors in the world these are truly world-class productions.

Update: The Lamplighter Theatre Radio Dramas are no longer being sold on the Joseph Smith Foundation store.

With the Joseph Smith Academy discount code, you can receive 15% off any of these radio dramas or Lamplighter Books. Whether you are listening as Horace's life is threatened by the Banditti in The Robber's Cave or breathlessly waiting as Hue struggles to save his village from starvation in Sir Malcom and the Missing Prince, these are radio dramas your family will want to listen to again and again.

Listen to free clips!

Coming in 2011
Here are a few of the updates and releases that are currently in progress.
  1. A new E-book reader, and Document (Docz) compilation. The Docz will contain historical writings such as the Mayflower Compact and 1909 First Presidency message. The E-book reader will contain priceless books that can be read online for free. These include: Essentials in Church History, The Story of Liberty, The Life of the Prophet Joseph Smith, Foxe's Book of Martyrs, The Autobiography of Parley P. Pratt and many more. The E-book reader has been released, but over the next few weeks, the library will be constantly updated with invaluable materials for education and research. Both of these additions will be integrated into the Inspira Project Timz and Mapz.
  2. Online videos demonstrating how to use and get the most out of the InspiraProject.
  3. The Joseph Smith Papers Project will be tied into the InspiraProject timelines and maps so you can study Church history with instant access to Joseph Smith's personal papers.
  4. An interactive, searchable database of inspiring movies.
  5. ZionVision will soon be releasing the biggest project we have yet completed: a model presenting parallels for our day in the Book of Mormon. This model will be followed by a DVD documentary.

Please take a moment to become a fan of the three facebook pages, Joseph Smith Foundation, Joseph Smith Academy, and Joseph Smith Forum and suggest each to friends. In addition, if you are interested in contributing information to the InspiraProject, please contact us. We are grateful for the miracles we have seen in the past year and look forward to the work yet to be performed in 2011. Soli Deo Gloria!

With gratitude to the Lord for His mighty hand,

The Joseph Smith Foundation

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