Mark Record as Missionary

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beastwood
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Mark Record as Missionary

Postby beastwood » Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:11 pm

Is there a way to mark a record as a current missionary so that they do not consistently keep popping up on various reports, rolls, etc.? I thought that there used to be, but now I can't find it.

Thanks in advance

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Postby lajackson » Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:30 pm

beastwood wrote:Is there a way to mark a record as a current missionary so that they do not consistently keep popping up on various reports, rolls, etc.? I thought that there used to be, but now I can't find it.


When we switched from MIS to MLS in 2004, that option went away. It has never come back.

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Postby beastwood » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:04 am

Thanks! I looked around for a couple of weeks--I should've come here a while ago!

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Postby kisaac » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:50 am

You should call them as a missionary, however, and then release them when they return. The standard calling in MLS is:
Organization: Miscellaneous
Calling: Missionary

Since this calling is not sustained, we enter the calling date for the sustaining date, which MLS requires. The hard part is remembering to release them in MLS when they get home, as that is done by the stake and there isn't a paper trail to the ward about it.
There is also a standard calling for Missionary - Ward/branch, which you might use for "ward missionaries" that are not full-time.
By properly calling missionaries, they at least won't show up on "members without callings" lists, and you can then exclude these missionaries from any custom reports you create, or include them in custom reports, such as a report that would tabulate the full-time missionaries for ward/stake conference, or for counting attendance on your quarterly report, as full-time missionaries are counted as attending.

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Postby jdlessley » Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:08 pm

kisaac wrote:You should call them as a missionary, however, and then release them when they return. The standard calling in MLS is:
Organization: Miscellaneous
Calling: Missionary
The standard calling is 'Missionary - Full Time'.
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Have you tried finding your answer on the LDS.org Help Center page or the LDSTech wiki?


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