Missionary recommendation system problem

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Poppypimsuwan
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Missionary recommendation system problem

Postby Poppypimsuwan » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:10 am

So I have been trying to start my missionary paper form online but when I signed in to the missionary recommendation form it says "access denied" and says that my branch president has to do something with it so I could be able to start, So then I called my branch president but it seems like he doesn't know how to do it either.
I would like to have an definition on the process from both of our ends. So that we could both figure out at the same time. Thank you so much for your support.

Please contact me via email. poppy.pimsuwan@gmail.com or to my branch president: jame9559@gmail.com

Best regards,
Poppy Pimsuwan, Thailand Chiang Mai2

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Re: Missionary recommendation system problem

Postby eblood66 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:18 am

The branch president has to start your recommendation before you can do your part. If he doesn't know how to do that he needs to contact his stake or district clerk or president for training. The forums here are just user-to-user help. It's possible that someone who posts may have recent experience and the time to post a detailed description of the process for the branch president but there is a very good chance that nobody with that time or experience is available. Your stake or district are the best sources for training.

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Re: Missionary recommendation system problem

Postby drepouille » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:43 am

This is interesting to me. As a ward clerk, I can login to MORS. I see the Initiate New Recommendation link. I also see the Print Quick-Start Guide link and the Instructions for Prospective Missionary link. However, neither of those sets of instructions states that the bishop (or clerk) must initiate a new recommendation. The way they read, all the prospective missionary has to do is to login to MORS, fill out the forms, and submit the package to his bishop. This is obviously not true. Perhaps I missed instructions.
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Re: Missionary recommendation system problem

Postby eblood66 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:11 am

drepouille wrote:This is interesting to me. As a ward clerk, I can login to MORS. I see the Initiate New Recommendation link. I also see the Print Quick-Start Guide link and the Instructions for Prospective Missionary link. However, neither of those sets of instructions states that the bishop (or clerk) must initiate a new recommendation. The way they read, all the prospective missionary has to do is to login to MORS, fill out the forms, and submit the package to his bishop. This is obviously not true. Perhaps I missed instructions.

I don't have access to MORS nowadays but I think the key is perhaps that the bishop has to give the prospective missionary access to the system before they can login at all. But I don't know how to do that. Perhaps there are instructions for the bishop that aren't visible to a clerk.

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Re: Missionary recommendation system problem

Postby lajackson » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:08 am

drepouille wrote:As a ward clerk, I can login to MORS. I see the Initiate New Recommendation link.

It appears your bishop may have authorized you as ward clerk to perform certain functions on his behalf. In the case of the original poster, his branch president probably has not.

Although it is not in the instructions (and probably should be), the branch president just needs to click on the New Recommendation link and select the missionary who is about to begin completing his missionary application. Then the missionary will be able to access the application.


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