There’s an article on LDSMediaTalk.com (here), which points out that LDS.org ranks the highest of all religions organization’s websites. At least according to Alexa (www.alexa.com), a well-known company that measures traffic, “reach”, and ranking of top websites.
According to the article, the following religions rank in this order (note: the smaller the number, the higher the rank)…
- 3,095 LDS.org (peaking as high as 2,500 in October… conference time)
- 19,072 Watchtower.org (Jehovas Witnesses)
- 25,990 Catholic.org
- 62,988 Anglican/Episcopal
- 71,175 Assemblies of God
- 80,000 Sevent-day Adventist
- 90,394 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Other sites for Lutherans, Methodists, Baptists, and Presbyterians were even farther down the list.
Of the three core missions of the church (proclaim the gospel, perfect the saints, redeem the dead), the church is perhaps most well known for their leading efforts in missionary work. The Lord was clear in His command to preach the gospel to the ends of the earth, to feed His sheep, and to teach and baptize the nations. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons), have always given every effort to take that charge seriously.
With some 55,000 dedicated missionaries world-wide, speaking 157 languages, the Lords church doesn’t stop there. Instead, the latter-day prophets and apostles encourage every member to get involved using new media, to teach and spread the good news of the gospel.
It’s inspiring to see the Lords work move forth, and to learn that the world as a whole is responding to this new endeavor. What a marvelous time it is to be a Mormon.