Address to send a letter to the Prophet

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Address to send a letter to the Prophet

Postby mbandman » Tue May 19, 2015 6:50 pm

I have been trying to find the correct address but have found several and do not know which is right. Does anyone know what address to mail a letter to if you want it to reach the first presidency?

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Re: Address to send a letter to the Prophet

Postby russellhltn » Tue May 19, 2015 7:41 pm

You might want to read Handbook 2: 21.1.24. Particularly the last paragraph.
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Re: Address to send a letter to the Prophet

Postby johnshaw » Wed May 20, 2015 8:32 am

If you're looking for an address for a purpose that the Handbook referenced above doesn't dissuade you, I'd try something like this one.

Office of the First Presidency
47 East South Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150
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Re: Address to send a letter to the Prophet

Postby wiscombe.peter » Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:01 pm

:p
Although the handbook does state that we are not to send letters, they are a widely used source of general conference talk material.
A google search for: site:lds.org inurl:general-conference "received a letter" yields about 4,000 results.
:p

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Re: Address to send a letter to the Prophet

Postby aebrown » Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:28 pm

wiscombe.peter wrote:Although the handbook does state that we are not to send letters, they are a widely used source of general conference talk material.

That thought has crossed my mind as well. But I have decided that the handbook is unambiguous, whereas any conclusions I would draw based on general conference references to letters would be wildly speculative. We often don't know when the letters were sent, or if they were sent with special permission, or if the sender has a personal relationship with the general authority, or if they were asked by someone in authority to send the letter. Such speculation is pointless; "as for me and my house, we will..." follow the handbook.

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Re: Address to send a letter to the Prophet

Postby DougGale » Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:41 am

Some actions require a "letter the the First Presidency". Church membership for you or a family member, correction in temple ordinance as recorded in Family History records are just a couple where it is necessary to communicate directly with the First Presidency. Your stake president and your local temple presidency can help you with these.

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Re: Address to send a letter to the Prophet

Postby johnshaw » Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:49 pm

Doug, those always accompany and 'Application to the First Presidency' which is a church process defined in the Handbook and the Application instructions.

I'm very conflicted on this one, aebrown's message asside, the General Authorities send a message of encouragement when they include the so very often in their Conference Talks. The real point is that unless the General Authority takes interest, the letter is typically forwarded to the Stake President to handle.
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