The Church has launched a new channel on YouTube titled simply “How To” that provides simple, practical help for real-life challenges.
HowTo.lds.org, billed as a “one-stop channel for finding the help you need when you need it,” currently has more than 600 videos sorted into nine categories, each with multiple playlists of videos on a variety of related topics in English with some Spanish and Portuguese content.
YouTube is a popular and convenient channel for people who want to learn new skills and discover new ideas. “Sharing information online is a great resource that can help individuals who are dealing with problems, challenges, and adversities —whether in their own life or in their loved ones’ lives,” said Steve Peterson, managing director of the Church’s Welfare Services Department. “We know that in today’s world, when people need help with something — anything from help with a résumé, to overcoming a serious challenge, many start their search online.”
Find help for yourself or others
The How To YouTube channel is also a valuable ministering resource for ecclesiastic leaders, added Sister Reyna I. Aburto, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, “because leaders are not always experts in certain challenges and often need practical resources to refer people to.”
Recently, the site added the Addiction Recovery Program (ARP) spouse and family support videos to the “Help with Addiction Recovery” category. When asked about the videos, Sister Aburto said, “I have experienced the personal, private, and sometimes shameful pain that comes from a family member who makes poor decisions or who has an addiction. We may think that all we need is for them to ‘get better,’ but we need help for ourselves and for our other loved ones who are also suffering.”
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