Out of Unit Callings do not show in Home Ward Directory

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kreeve
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Out of Unit Callings do not show in Home Ward Directory

Postby kreeve » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:02 pm

What is the reason/logic why out of unit callings do not show up in the directory for the home ward? They are prefaced with the unit the calling is located in for those who can see them.

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Re: Out of Unit Callings do not show in Home Ward Directory

Postby mevans » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:39 am

If you're referring specifically to the online directory at lds.org: that app hasn't been updated in a long time. If you see the behavior in LDS Tools, but not in Directory, that could be a reason why.

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Re: Out of Unit Callings do not show in Home Ward Directory

Postby kreeve » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:18 am

Out of Unit callings on individuals listing do not show up in either LDS.org or LDS Tools App. For example about a dozen people in my ward serve in local YSA Stakes/Wards. Those units are outside our Stake/ward. So if I browse to their listing in the online app, or LDS Tools App, they have no callings listed. However we have an Area Authority in our Stake, and he shows up with his out of Unit calling in tack.

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Re: Out of Unit Callings do not show in Home Ward Directory

Postby russellhltn » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:18 pm

I do not know the answer, but I can think of a couple of reasons it might be that way for the membership at large:
  • They don't have a need to contact them in the capacity of their calling. If they did, they'd be looking in that ward's page.
  • Reduce confusion. The general membership, some of whom are not very active may not understand the calling is for a different unit and doesn't apply to their situation.
It sounds like the ward leadership does see the calling, so they know they're not available to fulfill a calling in the ward.

I guess I'm not able to build a strong case for the "need to know" for the "rank-and-file" membership of the ward.
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