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by idjeeper2
Thu May 21, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Reports and Forms
Topic: Export file from LDS.org rather than MLS
Replies: 8
Views: 1886

Re: Export file from LDS.org rather than MLS

I usually want data in a format that I can manipulate so exporting would be preferred over simply printing. My method is a little bit clunky but it works. Bring up the report with the data you want on the screen. Then hold your left mouse button down while you scroll down the page to the bottom of t...
by idjeeper2
Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Local Unit Finance
Topic: Tithing statement for new ward member's previous contributio
Replies: 7
Views: 1272

Re: Tithing statement for new ward member's previous contrib

In addition to the records for local donations mentioned previously, there is an additional statement that is available. Each year in January a statement is sent to MLS for each member who donated to more than one unit during the previous year. This tax-valid statement is available in the Finance S...
by idjeeper2
Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Local Unit Finance
Topic: Bishop Tithing Declaration Process
Replies: 5
Views: 1477

Re: Bishop Tithing Declaration Process

My bishop uses "F", "P", or "N" for the status and "M" or "B" for who declared it. I provide him with a declaration report at the beginning of tithing settlement so he fills it in as we go. He tends to write other stuff in the remarks (not confidenti...
by idjeeper2
Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Reports and Forms
Topic: Full-time missionaries on Quarterly Report
Replies: 11
Views: 3211

Re: Full-time missionaries on Quarterly Report

My ward has one sister who is assigned to visit teach our two Sister missionaries. She writes them a letter each month and includes the RS newsletter and the monthly message. We count them as visited.
by idjeeper2
Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: Reports and Forms
Topic: Retention of patriarchal blessing recommends
Replies: 2
Views: 1540

Retention of patriarchal blessing recommends

Did some searching and didn't find my answer so I'll post up the question. I've been cleaning out some file cabinets and found several books containing the canary copies of patriarchal blessing recommends. These go back to the establishment of our ward in 1994 up to 2006. Is there any reason we shou...
by idjeeper2
Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: MLS Support, Help, and Feedback
Topic: home teaching "not reported" category
Replies: 3
Views: 1070

Re: home teaching "not reported" category

I appreciate your concerns and have much the same issues when I try to fill out the quarterly report and the visits haven't been entered. I lean away from giving the PEC an easy way out. The job isn't done until the figurative paperwork is finished. I would suggest that you start with your priesthoo...
by idjeeper2
Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Local Unit Finance
Topic: Tithing Settlement
Replies: 26
Views: 10886

Re: Tithing Settlement

The last thing I would want to convey is that someone is wrong because they have a different viewpoint. I particularly agree with your comments about the burdens placed on our good bishops. I believe that may be one reason the date for starting tithing settlement continues to come earlier. We were d...
by idjeeper2
Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: Local Unit Finance
Topic: Tithing Settlement
Replies: 26
Views: 10886

Re: Tithing Settlement

This sounds more like a End of Year - Family PPI than it does tithing settlement. If Bishops want family PPI's then they should schedule them, if they want tithing settlement, then they should schedule that. You make a valid point but let me offer examples to defend my Bishop's approach: In Handboo...
by idjeeper2
Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: Local Unit Finance
Topic: Tithing Settlement
Replies: 26
Views: 10886

Re: Tithing Settlement

I love tithing settlement. I came to that over many years sitting in the clerk's office while my bishop interviewed faithful members. A bonus is that I get to visit with them while they wait their turn. It is a great opportunity to get to know people - some of whom have not come to church in years, ...
by idjeeper2
Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Local Unit Finance
Topic: Send extra ward missionary funds to church headquarters
Replies: 13
Views: 2592

Re: Send extra ward missionary funds to church headquarters

We have been getting requests for excess funds from our Area Authority roughly every six months for the last year and a half. We are instructed to keep a 3 month buffer for each missionary in the field, if those funds are available. Transfers to the stake are easy and I know there is at least one wa...

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