Basic Alumni Website FAQ
Is this an "official" mission website?
This site is in no way an official affiliate of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints or the Brazil Florianópolis Mission Home Office. Although this site is designed to complement and illustrate the teachings and beliefs of the before mentioned church, no content within this site should be taken as official church policy or doctrine.
This site was created in order to help returned missionaries re-establish or
maintain associations with those they served with and to inform them of
reunion schedules. Back to Top
Is this website maintained by The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints?
No. The website is not maintained or directly affiliated with The Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Church has its own department
for making official statements. Anything read on this site is not to be
construed as the official view of the LDS Church. Back to Top
Is this site run by the mission?
No. It is not run by the actual mission and has no direct connection
with the mission home office or the Church in any way. Back to Top
What is this website all about?
As time passes, it is often easy to lose track of
those we were once close to. This site was created to provide a common meeting
place and to provide resources for those that served within the mission to
maintain or re-establish contact with those they served with. Back to Top
How do I register?
You can register as a Returned Missionary Alumni, a Friend or Member, or a Newley Called or Currently Serving Missionary. Back to Top
How do I update my profile?
Should your information, such as address or email change, go
to the Alumni/Current Missionary/Friend link and pull up your profile. When you've done that,
there's a link at the bottom that will bring you to the edit page. You
will need your username and password to enter and edit information. Back to Top
I added/edited my profile. Why aren't the changes online?
All profile additions and changes must be approved by the website maintainer, not because we don't trust you, but because we just want to make sure no one tampers with the
website. We don't want information that is not in keeping with the the views of the mission or the
Church. (We remain un-affiliated with the LDS Church) Back to Top
Help, I've lost my password!
Locate your personal profile. When you view your profile, click on the link at the bottom of the page to edit your profile. On the next page, click on the
"request password" link. A new temporary password and your username will be e-mailed to your currently listed e-mail address. If
you have changed e-mail addresses since updating your profile and no longer
have access to your currently listed e-mail address, you will need to contact the webmaster to help update your account. Back to Top
How do I select my companions when I add/edit the profile
To select multiple companions, click one of them and then hold down the Ctrl button on your keyboard as
you click on the others to select them. Back to Top
How do I turn ON/OFF email notifications?
You can choose to receive General Announcements, Profiles posted from your
era, and all other content (message, news, pictures, stories, guestbook, reunions).
Go to the Alumni page. Search for your own profile. Then click
on Edit profile. You'll need your username and password to edit. At the bottom of the profile are three questions that deal with content emailed to you. Simply select yes or no. Back to Top
How do I add a picture"
There are two places on the alumni site where you can upload a picture:
The first is in your own alumni profile where you can add a picture of yourself. To do this, simply find your profile on the alumni site. Then on the bottom of that page is a link to "Edit Profile" which will allow you to make changes and updates to your profile. Just above the field for where you input your address you will see a field for "Image:" and a Browse button. Click the Browse button which will allow you to find the
image file (usually a .jpg or .gif file type) you've saved on your computer. When you find the picture you want to add, simply double click it. This will insert the correct information into the image field. Then
all you have to do is click the Save button at the bottom of the page. The change will not be displayed until the webmaster receives notification of the update and approves it.
The second place to add a picture is the alumni photo album. Click on the "Pictures" menu in the navigation bar. You will then see a link at the bottom of the page to "Add Picture" which you will click. Then you will see
a page where you can add a Title for the picture and a Caption for the picture. Below that you will see the field for the "Image:" and here you will do exactly the same thing as you did to add a picture to your profile. Once the image is selected and information is in the image field, then simply click the button "Add Picture" to upload it to the website. Make
sure you wait long enough for the picture to upload before closing your internet browser or going to another page. Back to Top
Why can't I upload my picture?
Knowing computers and how they run, we occasionally run into problems.
Here are a few suggestions. Please make sure there are no
spaces found in the filename of the picture you want to upload. Also, please
make sure all the letters in the filename are lower case. Numbers and
letters are okay, but it is good to avoid using other characters and
symbols. The image type should be .GIF or .JPG. Back to Top
I posted a message. Why isn't it online?
All posts must first be authorized by the website maintainer before they are
displayed online. Back to Top
What content is considered inappropriate?
Since all information on this web site is not limited to the
eyes of alumni, the webmaster is morally responsible for all data displayed online.
We wish to keep this message area clean of slander, negative
gossip and commercial oriented postings. Please do not be offended--we are very sure that none of the
alumni/current missionaries/friends would do this but the web site does allow anonymous
posting. (This means that not just mission alumni can post
messages.) Back to Top
How serious will my comments or suggestions be taken?
Your feedback and suggestions are essential to a successful mission alumni
site. If you have something to say, regardless of how trivial, please contact the webmaster. Back to Top
Can I contribute to the website?
We thought you'd never ask! Providing meaningful content and keeping a website up-to-date takes time.
Your content contributions are always appreciated. If you would like to
assist with the site maintenance itself, simply send the website maintainer an e-mail. Back to Top
How can I contact a member I've lost contact with from my mission?
Call the Member and Statistical Records Division at the church office building. The phone number is (801) 240-3500. If you're not in the USA, or if you'd rather rather do things in writing, the postal address is:
Member and Statistical Records Division
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
50 East North Temple
Salt Lake City, UT
Request a copy of their "Membership Contact" form. They will mail it to you promptly.
Fill out the form that asks for information about the person's name, age, birthplace, and other facts that might be helpful in locating the one you are trying to reach. You will also need to make a brief statement about why you want to contact this person.
Return both copies of this form to the address given at the top of the form.
One of the copies of this form will be sent to the person you are trying to locate, who will then decide whether or not to contact you. If the person cannot be located, the office will notify you. Back to Top