Visiting Teaching Companionship Roster

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Visiting Teaching Companionship Roster

Postby farmtere » Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:20 pm

I am on a mission at the Pocatello Mission office and recently learned that there is a program on the church site, in which a Roster can be created of all the Visiting Teacher in my ward. My ward calling requires that I organize the Visiting Teaching, which entail a great deal of work. Evidently this program would show me when I have placed a person in more than one district, would create a spread sheet, and quite a few other things. Other woman in the mission office have used this program in their wards, so I know it exists. What do I have to do to take advantage of this resource?
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Re: Visiting Teaching Companionship Roster

Postby russellhltn » Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:24 pm

I'm not aware of anything outside of MLS which is on the computer in the clerk's office. By church policy, it can't be installed anywhere else - at least not with live data.

It's possible that someone has written a program to do it, but that might run afoul of church policy in handing membership data.
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Re: Visiting Teaching Companionship Roster

Postby sbradshaw » Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:10 pm

As russellhltn says, visiting teaching can be organized within MLS on the ward clerk computer – you may want to talk with your ward clerk, who can help. Sometimes a secretary in a presidency (for example, the Relief Society presidency) can be given access to MLS to update visiting teaching.
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Re: Visiting Teaching Companionship Roster

Postby russellhltn » Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:51 pm

More importantly, MLS has a definitive list of all the members in the ward. The on-line directory will not show anyone who has set their privacy settings to "Leadership Only".
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Re: Visiting Teaching Companionship Roster

Postby farmtere » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:05 pm

Thanks so much for all of your help. I think that those discussing this at the mission office must have been speaking of getting on the computer through the Ward Clerk, because I remember one person saying that her daughter would go to the church to work on her Visiting teaching, on the computer.


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