LDSTeach.com is the largest collection of Home Teaching and Visiting Teaching resources for Latter-day Saints on the Internet. Although it officially started operation on 17 June, 2000, it has a much longer history than that.
In early 1997, Kim Siever decided to start the first-ever website devoted to Home Teaching. It was slow at first, as not very many resources could be found to add to it. However, as more and more people visited the site, more and more people submitted resources for it.
A year later, the site was modified to include Visiting Teaching and a mailing list was created for discussion between Home & Visiting Teachers. By late 1998, there were two other moderators on the list besides Kim Siever. Eventually the list was handed over to moderator John Hesch so Kim could work on other projects.
January 1999 found Kim handing over the entire site (minus the mailing list) to Terry Xidis. He finally had time to work on other projects that had been sitting on the back burner.
Eleven months later, Terry approached Kim with the idea for him to take over ownership of the site again. He gladly accepted, and was kind of glad to have his “baby” back. By this time, John Hesch had started his own Home Teaching & Visiting Teaching website to accompany his mailing list.
The idea for LDSTeach.com emerged when Kim Siever approached John Hesch in late 1999 about merging their two sites. Some of the services they offered separately paralleled, even duplicated, each other, but combined they could offer a much more dynamic and versatile resource center.
LDSTeach.com offered such great features as an online store of HT/VT-related products, a download center, various mailing lists and e-zines, free e-mail, bulletin boards, chat rooms, regular articles, and much, much more.
In 2003 both Kim and John were forced to scale down the website and services offered. We were both involved in other projects and had little time for LDSTeach. Currently we are looking for authors to contribute articles and ideas to the website. LDSTeach is still an awesome website for anyone looking for home teaching or visiting teaching resources.