Be Creative

Get involved. Be creative. Share your talents.


Join hundreds of members around the world who have shared their talents to help the Church and other members spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

 

Quotes from General Authorities

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“Creation brings deep satisfaction and fulfillment. We develop ourselves and others when we take unorganized matter into our hands and mold it into something of beauty. …

“The more you trust and rely upon the Spirit, the greater your capacity to create. That is your opportunity in this life and your destiny in the life to come.” 

Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “Happiness, Your Heritage,” Nov. 2008 general conference

 

 

Boyd K. Packer

“The reason we have not yet produced a greater heritage in art and literature and music and drama is not … because we have not had talented people. … Some have reached great heights in their chosen fields. But few have captured the spirit of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the restoration of it in music, in art, in literature. They have not, therefore, even though they were gifted, made a lasting contribution to the onrolling of the Church and kingdom of God in the dispensation of the fulness of times. … They have missed being what they might have become.”   

—“The Arts and the Spirit of the Lord,” Boyd K. Packer, Ensign, Aug. 1976, 61.

Russell M. Ballard

“God’s purpose for the artist is to inspire, to give us visions of ourselves that we might not otherwise see, to make us better than we would have been. The world is better for the arts and righteous artists in it. In the quest to achieve greatness in artistic pursuits—whether in painting, dance, music, drama, film, sculpture, or the written word—we should always seek first to achieve God’s purposes. …

“Today, a number of Latter-day Saint artists from all fields, from writers and musicians to painters and performers, are beginning to help fill the world with goodness and truth. Latter-day Saints are a special people.”

—M. Russell Ballard, “Filling the World with Goodness and Truth,” Ensign, July 1996, 10, 14.

Robert D. Hales

“Too often, however, those who possess great talents are selfish and do not use their gifts for the benefit of others. And more importantly, they do not acknowledge that these gifts are God-given.” 

Robert D. Hales, “Every Good Gift,” New Era, Aug. 1983, 6

Neal A. Maxwell

“Creative expression can also represent the celebration of our gratitude to God for our gifts and talents.”

Neal A. Maxwell, “Creativity,” New Era, Aug. 1982, 4


Members Who Have Bee​n Creative and Shared Their Media Talents

Members Who Have Submitted Photos

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    “Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to serve. I have been having a fair share of trials lately, so the opportunity to share my work was quite a blessing.” —B.
  • “How exciting! I'd be pleased to share any photos you'd like with Church members through this project.” —J.
  • “I am thrilled to be invited to share my photos with the Church.” —L.
  • “I'm so thrilled to be able to share some of these photos I've been taking for the past year and a half for my project. But your project is one that really thrills me. I am a big proponent of using new media for missionary and other work, and I look forward to seeing what other crowdsourcing efforts you'll continue to implement.” —M. L.
  • “Fear not; I do have many more!  Glad to hear that the pics made it to you.” —K. S.
  • “I think it is a great idea. I thought I would also help by getting the word out through my blog. I already have some more photos to upload.” —R. W.
  • “I am glad you like my photos!! I am a musician also—if you need music for anything.” —L. H.
  • “This is a great project. I'm excited to watch it unfold.” —M. L.
  • “Glad to be included! Love sharing pictures that introduce the Church to the world.” —S. R.
  • “I am thrilled to be invited to share my photos with the Church.” —L.
  • "I look forward to seeing these being used to further the work and glory of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Thank you for the opportunity." —S. B.
  • “I'm so excited to be a part of this! Thank you so much for requesting my photos. I feel so honored. Thank you for this opportunity.” —M.
  • “So many thanks for all you do. This is going to be amazing. Creating a library of safe photos. Just WoW! Thanks.” —S. B.

LDS International Video Contest Entrants

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    “The contest was just really fun to do.”
  • “It was a ton of fun creating a video for a friend and being able to share it with him and those who know him. The biggest reward I got from it was seeing him feel good about the trials he's overcome through faith in the Lord. The process was simple. I'd love to participate again.”
  • “It was a fun contest to participate in!”
  • “It was a fun opportunity to make a video and do missionary work!”
  • “It was exciting to have an opportunity to use my camera to create something beautiful and spiritual for possible use by the Church. The contest also gave me a chance to see what others were able to do.”
  • “I thought that everything was great and I was grateful for the opportunity to submit a Mormon Message because I love the Mormon Messages and I have always wanted to take a shot at making one.”
  • “I thought that the video contest was an amazing opportunity to take part in. It was also really fun to see what other people have done. I learned a lot from the experience.”