“Here’s ‘How To’” Ensign, March 2018
A newly launched Church YouTube channel, “How To,” provides a one-stop channel for finding simple, practical help when you need it.
The channel, at HowTo.lds.org, currently features more than 600 videos in English (with some in Spanish and Portuguese), sorted into nine categories with playlists:
Help for Young Adults & Millennials
Help with Finding a Job/Career
Help with Food Storage & Emergency Preparedness
Help with Marriage & Parenting
Help with Personal Finance
Help with Addiction Recovery
Help with Caregiving & Serving Others
Help with Mental Health & Healthy Living
Help with Personal Development
Many videos on the site are created by the Church, but others have been curated from trusted partners and then reviewed by subject-matter experts in the Church. This provides content you can trust and find in one place rather than simply searching various topics on the internet. “How To” content is useful to everyone, not just members of the Church. It will be constantly evaluated to ensure it is helpful and being used, and new material may be added in the future.
“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.”
The “How To” YouTube channel is also a valuable ministering resource for ecclesiastical 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.”