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Missionary Online System Question

Postby zaneclark » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:27 pm

I am a stake clerk and one of my assignments is to keep track of the date and location for the missionaries. Their are several listed under "Assignment Made" who have no date or location listed even though they have been on the Assignment Made list as far back as January. Is this typical of the way the process works?

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Re: Missionary Online System Question

Postby aebrown » Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:12 pm

It doesn't matter how long they've been on the "Assignment Made" list; the popup help for the Mission column says:
Assignment information is only available starting 30 days prior to the date the missionary is scheduled to enter the MTC.

Until that date, you have to rely on the date listed on the call letter instead of the online system. And of course, since the online system doesn't have that date, you don't know what "30 days prior" will be until it happens.

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Re: Missionary Online System Question

Postby zaneclark » Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:16 am

I noticed in the 'help" link on the Missionary site that it still refers to "Call Letter Sent," but the category is now called "Assignment Made." I couldn't find a "feedback" to ask if the description of this category was still valid, i.e, has the call letter been sent? Do you happen to know the answer to this? Don't fail me know... I rely on you to know everything!

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Re: Missionary Online System Question

Postby aebrown » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:20 pm

zaneclark wrote:I noticed in the 'help" link on the Missionary site that it still refers to "Call Letter Sent," but the category is now called "Assignment Made."

It does appear that the help for this category (both in the popup help when you click on the ? icon, as well as the full help system) still refers to "Call Letter Sent," but the category is now indeed called "Assignment Made." I don't think this is any substantive change in the process, but simply a change in terminology.

zaneclark wrote:I couldn't find a "feedback" to ask if...

There is a "Contact Us" link in the header near the right side that does the same thing as the "Feedback" link in other places on LDS.org.

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Re: Missionary Online System Question

Postby lajackson » Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:30 pm

zaneclark wrote:I noticed in the 'help" link on the Missionary site that it still refers to "Call Letter Sent," but the category is now called "Assignment Made."

The date is the same, and is the date the assignment has been made and the call letter has been sent to the prophet for approval and signature. This is usually late in the week, and the signed letter is normally placed in the mail early the following week (usually Tuesday) to the missionary.

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Re: Missionary Online System Question

Postby asiegbuj » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:20 pm

a mission call was assigned yesterday, for a young man in my ward, how long will it take for him to receive the call letter?

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Re: Missionary Online System Question

Postby lajackson » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:05 am

asiegbuj wrote:a mission call was assigned yesterday, for a young man in my ward, how long will it take for him to receive the call letter?

If he lives in the U.S., he will probably have it by the end of next week, if not sooner. I haven't had access to the system for a while, but when I did there was not a way to know when the call was assigned. We saw the date the letter was sent, which was not the mailing date of the letter, either.

The "Letter Sent" date was always a Friday, and the missionary usually received the call letter the following Thursday or Friday in our area, which was three mail traveling days away from Church headquarters.

Sorry to be so unhelpful. In actuality, he will receive the call letter when the U.S. Postal Service puts it in his mailbox which, sadly nowadays, takes longer than ever.


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