An extract on #lds
Laser direct structuring
LDS fluid, an hydraulic fluid used in some Citron hydropneumatic suspension systems
LDS (automobile), various single seat race cars built for the South African Formula One Championship by Louis Douglas Serrurier
Leak detection system
Landscape Dedicated Server, now known as Canonical OPL - On Premise Landscape - related to Ubuntu Linux
Yichun Lindu Airport, China (by IATA airport code)
CDE Podebrady, formerly known as the Laboratory of Distant Studies, Charles University, Czech Republic
Licentiate in Dental Surgery, a dental degree
Leeds railway station, England, National Rail station code LDS
Landkreis Dahme-Spreewald, Germany
While welfare programs within the LDS Church funded by fast offerings are generally for members, humanitarian donations are used to provide assistance in countries around the world to people without regard to religion or race. These donations provide assistance to victims of natural disasters, including aid such as hygiene kits, food and water, and blankets. Current humanitarian projects include neonatal resuscitation training, wheelchair placement, eye surgery initiatives to help the blind, well drilling projects for water sources, and other health and wellness projects.
One hundred percent of all donations are used to help the needy; overhead for administering aid is paid from the general funds of the LDS Church. Humanitarian aid deliveries are supervised by service missionaries who live and serve in countries around the world. In some parts of the world their efforts are best known by the volunteers in yellow T-shirts that say "Mormon Helping Hands".
Donations to education efforts helps to provide scholarships and create mentored learning opportunities for students from around the world. Brigham Young UniversityHawaii, for example, helps students from the Pacific Islands and Asia. The Perpetual Education Fund provides repayable loans for students in developing nations to obtain an education; when graduates become employed they repay the loan and the money is used to help another student.
The eighth Article of Faith of the church states, "We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly". (This statement is controversial since Biblical scriptures still exist in their original languages and translations can be checked and corrected. Some argue that here "translation" actually means the entire process of transmission, not merely the conversion of extant Greek and Hebrew into modern language. Others claim that the exact meanings of certain ancient words have been obscured over time and the interpretations of scriptures distorted beyond scholarly repair.)