Missionary application/recommendation

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Missionary application/recommendation

Postby joachimvalgren » Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:53 am

I'm trying to figure out how to begin the process for the missionary recommendation. Neither my branch president or myself have any idea how to do it, and it seems to have changed since I served. I found the Missionary Online Recommendation System through lds.org, but I can't access it and neither can my branch president.

My question is quite simple: How do we send out a missionary from out branch?

I'm in Denmark, if it makes a difference, and it's a young missionary we're talking about.

Thanks!

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Re: Missionary application/recommendation

Postby aebrown » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:56 am

A bishop has automatic access to the missionary application system; he should be able to simply sign in with his LDS Account at https://lds.org/mss. I assume the same should be true of a branch president.

You didn't mention your calling, but for clerks and executive secretaries, the bishop/branch president has to specifically give them permissions, so it's not surprising that you don't have access.

The bishop/branch president starts the process by entering the candidate into the system. There's a help system linked to from the main page that should answer all these questions.

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Re: Missionary application/recommendation

Postby TinMan » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:23 am

It will also go a little quicker if the young man has an LDS account before he visits with the bishop and opens the application. The Executive Secretary sits down with them and helps them do that before they visit with me.

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Re: Missionary application/recommendation

Postby joachimvalgren » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:47 am

I had the branch president try again, and this is the message he received: http://i.imgur.com/xSiGJwf.jpg

Any idea how to proceed from here? He is on CDOL as the branch president, and he has plenty of access through lds.org - more than me, that's for sure.

I'm the branch clerk, so that explains why I don't have access.

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Re: Missionary application/recommendation

Postby russellhltn » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:30 pm

I'd have the Branch President call Local Unit Support.
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Re: Missionary application/recommendation

Postby joachimvalgren » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:54 pm

Alright. Thanks!

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Re: Missionary application/recommendation

Postby TinMan » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:16 pm

Worse comes to worse: Can the Stake President open the application?

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Re: Missionary application/recommendation

Postby lajackson » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:09 pm

TinMan wrote:Worse comes to worse: Can the Stake President open the application?

If the stake president opens the application (if he even can), he has to completely fill it out. Don't do it.

Have the bishop/branch president open the application. If he has problems, work with Local Unit Support to get the problem resolved. I cannot open the jpg in the earlier post, so I do not know what error message the branch president is receiving, sorry.

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Re: Missionary application/recommendation

Postby aebrown » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:28 pm

lajackson wrote:I cannot open the jpg in the earlier post, so I do not know what error message the branch president is receiving, sorry.

It was an image of the standard sign-in page for the Missionary Online Recommendation System with an error message displayed: "No valid roles were found for your account. You might not be authorized to use this system."

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Re: Missionary application/recommendation

Postby joachimvalgren » Sun May 05, 2013 2:57 am

Well, it turns out that we don't use the online system in out stake. Now I just need to figure out where on earth I find the papers :)

Thanks for all you help!


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