How to generate report showing where our full-time missionaries are serving?

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How to generate report showing where our full-time missionaries are serving?

Postby lmemmott » Thu May 10, 2012 4:01 pm

I'm the stake clerk and would like to generate a report that shows where all of our current full-time missionaries from our stake are serving. Anyone know how to do this in MLS or lds.org? or the Missionary Online Recommendation System? I've not been able to find it.

Thanks in advance!
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Postby russellhltn » Thu May 10, 2012 5:01 pm

I don't know of any way to get a report. You can look up the information in the directory by going to each ward in the stake and clicking on "Missionary" and then "Serving Missionaries".
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Postby lmemmott » Fri May 11, 2012 6:49 am

I was not aware that the information was available in the directory on lds.org as you mentioned. This will get me by. A sincere thanks!!!!

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Postby gxwheel » Mon May 14, 2012 12:27 pm

This would be a great feature. It is usually announced at stake conference.

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Postby aebrown » Mon May 14, 2012 12:37 pm

gxwheel wrote:This would be a great feature. It is usually announced at stake conference.


The number of full-time missionaries is an item near the end of the Officers Sustained form, which is read at each ward conference, and at the stake conference where sustainings occur (usually the first one in the year).
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Postby gxwheel » Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:29 pm

aebrown wrote:The number of full-time missionaries is an item near the end of the Officers Sustained form, . . .


Does this mean that the Names are not read / not supposed to be read?

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Postby aebrown » Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:38 pm

gxwheel wrote:Does this mean that the Names are not read / not supposed to be read?


The instructions for the Officers Sustained forum contain this language: "He should present only the officers listed on this form." Now that doesn't specifically address your question, but the spirit of that instruction seems to be that you follow the form as is. I would therefore follow the language on the form regarding missionaries, which is simply to report the number. Personally, I've never been in a ward or stake that read the names of the missionaries -- just the number is read.
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Postby johnshaw » Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:48 pm

In our stake we announce them with stake business. Basically, any new since the last stake conference. We only read the total # during conference once a year when the sustaining is presented to the membership. Since starting this several years back members have continued to comment and appreciate hearing and knowing about the missionaries serving. The Stake Presidency believes it is also a bit of a motivator as we encourage senior couples to go on missions as well. Just one small piece in a larger plan for encouraging missionary service.

I believe this is sustainable in our stake because them numbers to not get to unbearable. If my stake when I was growing up along the Wasatch Front were to have done that regularly at stake conference it would've taken a significant number, I think we had about 25 from my ward alone my year.

It sure seems that the Online Missionary Recommendation tool could use a couple of good tweaks, wouldn't take much to add this to the data presented in the tool.

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Postby lajackson » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:10 pm

JohnShaw wrote:In our stake we announce them with stake business.


Another method is to print the names of the missionaries who are serving from the stake on the program, if one is printed.

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Postby gxwheel » Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:51 am

Thanks for the suggestions.

I wonder if it is possible via a custom report to generate the names somehow?


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