Missionary Online System Question

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Re: Missionary Online System Question

Postby lajackson » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:34 pm

xyzarth10 wrote:If I may ask, what day of the week do the First Presidency and Apostles meet to assign missionary candidates to their assigned missions?

It varies, depending on the schedule of the Apostle who is asked to make the assignments that week. I expect that this coming week it may be later in the week because the Twelve are in Italy at the dedication of the Rome Italy Temple, which continues through Tuesday.

Before calls were sent by email, an assignment made in a particular week would be approved, processed, and the call letter and accompanying materials would arrive in the Church mail room the following Tuesday to be mailed that day. Depending on mail time, calls would arrive later that week or early the following week in the United States. Of course, it took longer to other parts of the world.

Now that calls are sent by email, I do not know when that happens. It is possible they go out early in the week, but I do not know for sure.

So I suppose if all goes according to plan that assignments would be made this coming week and calls would be sent out by email the following week. There are other factors involved, such as whether or not a call letter needs to be translated into the language of the missionary being called. That would add some time to the process, but probably no more than a day.

Now, please ignore everything I have just said. Do not sit by your mailbox or your inbox waiting for a call to arrive. You have been preparing, hopefully for years, to serve as a missionary. Continue to do those things that have helped you become worthy to attend the temple and ready to serve the Lord as his representative.

The call will come when it comes.

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Missionary Online Donations

Postby richardalee » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:19 am

A senior missionary couple is in the field. They appear on the missionaries list for the ward, but they do not appear on the online donations lists under the Ward Missionary Fund. How do I get them on that list so the donations are flagged correctly online?

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Re: Missionary Online System Question

Postby jdlessley » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:42 pm

Senior missionary subcategories (accounts) of the Ward Missionary Fund are generally treated the same as for young missionaries. There are some exceptions. The subcategory is created by church headquarters with information provided by the Missionary Department. The Ward Missionary Fund subcategory should be created just before the missionaries go to the Missionary Training Center (MTC). If the subcategory does not appear under the Ward Missionary Fund during the month the missionaries depart to the MTC then you may need to contact the global service center (GSC) to check on the matter.

One possible reason the missionaries do not appear under the Ward Missionary Fund is that the unit with financial responsibility is not your unit. But you will find out if this is the case when you contact the GSC. Before you contact the GSC you can go into the Missionary Online Recommendation System and check what unit has financial responsibility.

If you are certain the ward has financial responsibility, you can deposit donations for those missionaries in the general Ward Missionary Fund. Then when the subcategory is created by church headquarters you can recategorize the donations to the appropriate subcategory.
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Re: Missionary Online System Question

Postby markjosephrobbins » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:41 pm

Our son’s portal now says “ready for assignment”. How long until he receives his call after thy?

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Re: Missionary Online System Question

Postby scgallafent » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:38 am

markjosephrobbins wrote:Our son’s portal now says “ready for assignment”. How long until he receives his call after thy?

It depends on how many assignments are waiting to be made by the scheduling committee. It should be soon, but there is no set time frame.

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