- Expenses continue to be withdrawn from the old ward while the family contributes to the new ward.
- The Bishops agree to transfer funding unit, complete the process for the transfer but the 'effective date' selected does not account for all expenses (or in our experience doesn't work at all) leaving both wards with wrong amounts in the missionary's account
- A Missionary is either ahead or behind in their funding of their mission and there isn't any way for a receiving Bishop to know, and rarely does the old unit Bishop know whether a balance exists. [also this is not something that can be automated through the online app and requires a separate arrangement with the Missionary Department]
The document in the clerksupport area https://www.lds.org/callings/melchizede ... s?lang=eng I believe, lacks enough detail to even help clerks figure out how this process works.
My feedback to that document was rejected (requesting that more detail around the process be added) for reasons that don't make sense to me (unless the real reason is that it's just too hard to change documents)
Here was the feedback
The overriding principle is that the bishop is the steward over ward finances and should make determinations appropriately regarding ward missionary funds. When a family moves and the missionary's records are moved to a new ward, the two bishops should make arrangements about the missionary's finances. However, as steward over ward finances, the bishop of the old ward determines what happens to any funds remaining in the ward missionary account in the old ward. He need not transfer them to the new ward.
What are other's experiences regarding this process? How do you handle the reconciliation of balances? Do your Bishops keep track of the Ward missionary funding well enough to know these idiosyncrasies of the policy/process?