Ward Mission Fund Charged 25 Times for Elder

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Ward Mission Fund Charged 25 Times for Elder

Postby CranneyCD » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:22 pm

We have one instance where the money withdrawal for an elder occurred 25 times. In the on-line manual at https://www.lds.org/help/support/missio ... lang=eng#1

it says: "This monthly procedure occurs 18 times for sister missionaries and 24 times for elders."

What to do?

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Re: Ward Mission Fund Charged 25 Times for Elder

Postby russellhltn » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:56 pm

An extension of more than 15 days will trigger an additional month. Link
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Re: Ward Mission Fund Charged 25 Times for Elder

Postby CranneyCD » Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:52 pm

Interesting. I'm pretty sure the mission presidents are unaware of this trigger (at least none of us were aware in my old area from 2007-10). The mission presidents are usually given plus or minus 30 days (based on the MTC date of entry) to send the missionary home. Anything before or after that would need missionary committee approval, which happens very rarely.

It seems that the policies of the mission finances should be in concert with the policy of the mission presidents. If not, at least the mission presidents should be made aware of the policy. One extra day could mean a $400 loss for the family or the ward.

Thanks for the link. Seems that link should also be put next to
https://www.lds.org/help/support/missio ... lang=eng#1
to avoid confusion.

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Re: Ward Mission Fund Charged 25 Times for Elder

Postby aebrown » Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:38 am

CranneyCD wrote:Thanks for the link. Seems that link should also be put next to
https://www.lds.org/help/support/missio ... lang=eng#1
to avoid confusion.

You're linking to the exact same article (just different sections of the same article), so I don't see how an intra-article link helps much. I don't think it's unreasonable to expect people to read the entire article.

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Re: Ward Mission Fund Charged 25 Times for Elder

Postby johnshaw » Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:07 am

Probably needs to be added as some kind of FAQ out there....
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Re: Ward Mission Fund Charged 25 Times for Elder

Postby russellhltn » Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:24 am

I think the artile covers it. However, I think I'd shuffle the sections a bit. Move the Extension section above the Change in the missionary’s home ward section.
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