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Second Life ® Virtual World

The virtual world is a full 3D environment in which you move your character (avatar) around much like in a lot of games. However that is as close to the games as it gets. You can interact with a lot of things in the world. Communication is done through text chat or by voice.

A Word of Warning:
People bring with them into the world all the good and bad they dream of in the real world and in a place where the imagination is the primary limiting factor and anything can be created, there is good and bad produced by them. This island is dedicated to all that is good. 18 years old and over may create their own accounts and come in. 13 to 18 require parental approval to create an account and enter the world. Anyone younger than 13 have to wait until then! Only those who can verify Adult age may access adult content. It is recommended to not age verify to avoid the worst in the virtual world.

First time visitors arrive at a location called Welcome Island where you can try the various exercises to learn how to function in this new world. Simple things like walking, moving objects and eventually flying. However, this location is where everyone arrives and there is general culture shock everywhere. That is why this alternate option has been provided to show you how to get in world and go directly to the SDA Church. You can do the training exercises there in comfort with friends!

The first step in the process is creating a free Second Life© account and to select a representative look for yourself. Choose one that is close to what you want. You will learn how to change every aspect of shape, skin, clothing etc. that is possible to make yourself look as you wish! Now here is how to start your journey into another world and a frontier mission for the church...

How to Create Your Account

Please note that the term 'Avatar' is used to mean your representative in the virtual world. It is what others will see you to be. Some people like to make them look as much like the real person as possible, while others will make them look very different. The choice is yours, you might reveal your true inner self in what you look like!

  1. Open the Second Life website. Click the Play for Free on the left side of the page.
  2. Select a default avatar that is closest to what you wish to look like. You will be able to make a lot of changes to it later.
  3. Choose the name you will use in the world. This can be a fictitious name or your real name. Make it a name you will be proud of and represent you well. The program will let you know if the name is available. If not you may modify it some to make it pass.
  4. Fill in the required information to create your account. Take note of the name and password you created and do not share or lose them. They are your access key to the virtual world.
  5. Download the client program and install it on your computer. This will take a couple of minutes. Keep this web page handy when you start the program and logon with your account.
  6. Run the Second Life program. Enter your account name and password and log in.
  7. As soon as you arrive at Welcome Island, click on this link and select to transport to the church location: Church Location SLURL™. You will be shown the transport in the SL viewer and it asks you to verify the transport.

If all has gone well you will arrive at the SDA Church location. In the church entry way on the left side is a collection of display panels. The one in English is the group join for the English language group. Clicking on it with the mouse will give you the group invitation to join the Adventist of Second Life. Follow the instructions posted in your text chat window and you will become a group member. This will help you keep in contact with others in the SDA group. You can use the Search option for People to contact Vinhold Starbrook.

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