Senior missionary funds transfer

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iankeithcurtis
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Senior missionary funds transfer

Postby iankeithcurtis » Tue May 16, 2017 3:23 pm

A senior missionary has started service overseas from our ward. We will be supporting her from the ward missionary fund. My problem is how to actually get her living expenses to her. I have been told to visit the ward's bank and ask them to set up a regular transfer to the senior missionary's account. This doesn't sound right, even if this was possible. I have also been told that there is an app somewhere, (but not where). Any thoughts?

russellhltn
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Re: Senior missionary funds transfer

Postby russellhltn » Tue May 16, 2017 4:15 pm

What country are you in?
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

eblood66
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Re: Senior missionary funds transfer

Postby eblood66 » Tue May 16, 2017 5:14 pm

I would contact the missionary department and ask them how it should be handled. Handbook 1 section 4.6.1 indicates funds should not be sent directly to missionaries but section 4.6.3 does allow for ward missionary funds to be used for senior sisters in certain circumstances. I'm not sure how do the later without violating the former unless the church has some mechanism set up for it.

Setting up a transfer from the ward account does not sound correct and in the US and Canada is probably not possible since wards don't really have their own accounts.

iankeithcurtis
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Re: Senior missionary funds transfer

Postby iankeithcurtis » Wed May 17, 2017 11:25 am

I'm in the United Kingdom and I don't think wards really have their own accounts here, either. I'll take up the suggestion of contacting the missionary department. Thanks


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