Donations for a missionary in another ward

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Donations for a missionary in another ward

Postby jekylls » Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:37 pm

Is it possible to donate to your local ward's mission fund and have the money be transferred to a missionary in another ward?

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Re: Donations for a missionary in another ward

Postby jdlessley » Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:59 pm

Payments for specific missionaries should be made to the ward responsible for paying that missionary's equalized payments. There is no method to transfer donations from one ward to another except in one specific situation. That situation is when the ward responsible for making the payments changes. In that situation coordination between the bishops and the Missionary Department is required to transfer financial responsibility. Making a donation to your ward for a missionary in another ward is not possible currently.
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Re: Donations for a missionary in another ward

Postby sbradshaw » Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:03 pm

Even though you are in one ward, you can make a payment to another ward. Missionaries do this, for example, with fast offerings – paying to the ward they're attending. You don't have to go through your ward at all for funding the missionary in the other ward.

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Re: Donations for a missionary in another ward

Postby jdlessley » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:30 am

sbradshaw wrote:You don't have to go through your ward at all for funding the missionary in the other ward.
Perhaps you can explain how you have been able to do this.
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Re: Donations for a missionary in another ward

Postby sbradshaw » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:06 am

jdlessley wrote:
sbradshaw wrote:You don't have to go through your ward at all for funding the missionary in the other ward.
Perhaps you can explain how you have been able to do this.

I haven't done it myself, but couldn't you just fill out a form with the proper category marked, put it and money in the envelope, and give it to a bishopric member in the other ward (or send it in the mail to the bishop of that ward)?

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Re: Donations for a missionary in another ward

Postby aebrown » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:17 am

sbradshaw wrote:...couldn't you just fill out a form with the proper category marked, put it and money in the envelope, and give it to a bishopric member in the other ward (or send it in the mail to the bishop of that ward)?

Yes, that's correct. And it's important when you donate to another ward to make sure that your address is on the donation slip so that the financial clerk in that ward can send you your official tax statement at the end of the year. (Note that the donation slip has a place for you to enter your membership record number, which is certainly fine to enter, but MLS hasn't been updated yet to allow the clerk to record the MRN for donors from outside the ward, so it's important to provide your address.)

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Re: Donations for a missionary in another ward

Postby lajackson » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:20 pm

When we have had grandparents and other relatives who have wanted to contribute to our ward missionary fund, I have mailed them slips and donation envelopes addressed to our bishop. If they planned to make regular contributions, I usually sent them six or seven at a time.

I also let the clerk know to whom I had sent envelopes, so they would have some glimmer of an idea why a total stranger was contributing to the ward missionary fund. I could also provide addresses at the end of the year, if the members failed to include them.


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