Donating to senior missionaries

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Donating to senior missionaries

Postby ewells » Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:58 pm

The online donation system allows members to contribute to a specific missionary. A senior couple does not want their names to appear on that list. Is it possible to exclude them from the list of missionaries?

Thank you.

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Re: Donating to senior missionaries

Postby russellhltn » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:42 pm

I'm not sure as an account would be set up for them like is done for the "YSA" missionaries. But if it is, I know of no way of hiding it. Best to ask Local Unit Support and see what they say.
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Re: Donating to senior missionaries

Postby eblood66 » Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:04 am

russellhltn wrote:I'm not sure as an account would be set up for them like is done for the "YSA" missionaries. But if it is, I know of no way of hiding it. Best to ask Local Unit Support and see what they say.

I don't know whether all senior missionaries have an account setup but I believe most do because many (if not all) pay their housing costs through the ward missionary account.

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Re: Donating to senior missionaries

Postby ewells » Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:59 pm

eblood66 wrote:
russellhltn wrote:I'm not sure as an account would be set up for them like is done for the "YSA" missionaries. But if it is, I know of no way of hiding it. Best to ask Local Unit Support and see what they say.

I don't know whether all senior missionaries have an account setup but I believe most do because many (if not all) pay their housing costs through the ward missionary account.


I should have mentioned, this is a stay-at-home missionary couple, so housing costs do not apply in this case. Thanks, though.

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Re: Donating to senior missionaries

Postby eblood66 » Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:41 pm

ewells wrote:I should have mentioned, this is a stay-at-home missionary couple, so housing costs do not apply in this case. Thanks, though.

Is it a service mission then? If so, then I don't think they will create an account for them.

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Re: Donating to senior missionaries

Postby ewells » Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:47 pm

eblood66 wrote:
ewells wrote:I should have mentioned, this is a stay-at-home missionary couple, so housing costs do not apply in this case. Thanks, though.

Is it a service mission then? If so, then I don't think they will create an account for them.


No, it's a "regular" full-time mission, but they are serving it from their own home. They just don't want other members to be able to donate to them financially, since they have sufficient means to provide for themselves, and would rather have generous members contribute to other, more needy missionaries.

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Re: Donating to senior missionaries

Postby eblood66 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:01 pm

ewells wrote:No, it's a "regular" full-time mission, but they are serving it from their own home. They just don't want other members to be able to donate to them financially, since they have sufficient means to provide for themselves, and would rather have generous members contribute to other, more needy missionaries.

Donations are always used under the discretion of the bishop. So even if someone does try to donate for them, the bishop can direct that it be placed in another account or in the general Ward Missionary fund. If it gets deposited there accident the donation can be re-categorized later or a transfer can be made to another Ward Missionary account.

But given that they are using their own home I doubt they will have an account created anyway. But if it does get created, it's not really a problem. The bishop can just redirect the donation.

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Re: Donating to senior missionaries

Postby russellhltn » Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:14 pm

eblood66 wrote:But given that they are using their own home I doubt they will have an account created anyway.

That's what I'm thinking. If they're serving at home, what would the church be paying for that they'd set up an account?
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