Transferring missionary funds

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aaronsmith11
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Transferring missionary funds

Postby aaronsmith11 » Sun May 06, 2018 8:14 am

I have a member who wants to use the ward to transfer missionary funds. We are in the US his nephew is in South America. He wants to pay for the nephew's mission. He says he can't do it on lds.org (name doesn't come up, not sure if it's set up or if you just can't pay to a foreign ward). He wants to pay our ward and have us transfer the money. Does anyone know if this is possible to do a US ward to foreign ward transfer? Or if you cannot pay into foreign ward (does someone have a unit number of a foreign ward with a missionary I could try myself)? I said our ward could assume the responsibility (bishop was ok with) but we'd need his records which they didn't want to do. Any ideas?

russellhltn
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Re: Transferring missionary funds

Postby russellhltn » Sun May 06, 2018 12:17 pm

Not to my knowledge. You'll have to contact support on Monday.

The on-line donation system doesn't work across different currencies. So, if he's in the US, it's limited to US wards.

It may be possible to transfer financial responsibility for the missionary (that's separate from transferring membership records), but depending on the currency exchange rate, he might find it far cheaper to send the money to South America rather then attempt to pay "US rates".
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: Transferring missionary funds

Postby eblood66 » Sun May 06, 2018 12:30 pm

aaronsmith11 wrote:I said our ward could assume the responsibility (bishop was ok with) but we'd need his records which they didn't want to do. Any ideas?

Financial responsibility can reside with a different ward than where the records reside (in fact, if you transfer the records the financial responsibility doesn't automatically transfer--you have to do it separately).

However, missionaries outside the US and Canada may not be on the equal payment plan so there may be problems with taking responsibility. I don't know. You'll may need to talk to the missionary department but I'd start by calling the global service center as russelhltn suggests. They can transfer you to the appropriate people if they can't answer the question directly.

bspage
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Re: Transferring missionary funds

Postby bspage » Thu May 10, 2018 12:11 pm

Financial Responsibility is in fact resident within one ward. Online donations cannot apply to missionaries from another country. IF you decide to support this missionary, the funding unit needs to be transferred to your ward. This WILL make the amount due change to the standard US amount of $400.


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