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by bcpalmer60
Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Local Unit Finance
Topic: Fast offerings from full-time missionaries
Replies: 17
Views: 4562

Missionary Fast Offering

We used to get a chuckle out of this when I served in a mission presidency - the white missionary handbook instructs missionaries to donate fast offerings regularly, and from time to time we would get similar queries where the ward had no idea what to do with it! (In other words, most missionaries d...
by bcpalmer60
Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Missionary Apartments
Replies: 15
Views: 6384

This is a great idea ... However, having reviewed the list of requirements by the Church, it is almost impossible to meet the criteria. My husband & I are emptynesters & would welcome the missionaries into our home. That being said, we don't meet the "housing requirements" i.e. separate entrances, ...
by bcpalmer60
Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Missionary Apartments
Replies: 15
Views: 6384

What is the demographic of the families who are called? Are they mostly older couples whose children are no longer at home? Or are we not thinking far enough out of the box here? The demographic varies a lot - some hosts are recent empty nesters; some are elderly couples; we have a fair amount of w...
by bcpalmer60
Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Missionary Apartments
Replies: 15
Views: 6384

Missionary Housing

Our mission (Colorado Denver North) was one of three missions that piloted this, starting three years ago. Today, 100% of our missionaries are housed in member homes. There was a letter sent out to Mission and Stake Presidents about qualifications for housing but basically, it is only being implemen...
by bcpalmer60
Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: Main Church Website
Topic: New Meetinghouse Locator on LDS.org - Beta Release
Replies: 89
Views: 27017

Way Cool!

Great job, Aaron & teammates! Pretty slick. Some minor suggestions: - I suggest listing Assigned Wards before Closest (It accurately figured out my home ward, YSA ward and Spanish ward - cool!) - About half the meeting times were wrong (2am, etc.) - that's not your fault, it's a data issue, but wher...
by bcpalmer60
Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: FamilySearch Family Tree Application
Topic: Where and when has NFS gone live?
Replies: 87
Views: 28890

nFS going live in Denver September 2008?

I heard that the Denver Colorado Temple will go live the end of September. I would expect that to change as we get closer, but who knows. We were originally supposed to go live in April...
by bcpalmer60
Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:30 pm
Forum: Personal Ancestral File (PAF)
Topic: PAF add on
Replies: 2
Views: 3803

I have heard of a program that helps PAF submit temple names. What is the program and where can you get it? I think you may be referring to PAF Insight. It searches familysearch for existing ordinances, then updates your PAF database. It also does advanced match and merge. I haven't used it, just h...
by bcpalmer60
Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: Technical Recruiting
Topic: Sr. Technical Program Managers Needed
Replies: 4
Views: 2460

Defining Program Manager...

...I specialize in finding Program Managers. Currently we are looking to fill multiple positions. This is not your typical Program Manager position. (I'm not interested at this time, but...) I've found that titles like "Program Manager" and "Project Manager" mean something different to everyone. Wh...
by bcpalmer60
Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Enhancement to Mission Office Software (MOS) for Member Housing
Replies: 6
Views: 1996

One last thought

Our mission was the 'poster child' for this effort, and we've had a lot of queries from around the US and Canada about how we were able to get so many missionaries housed with members. We're spreading the word that the key is housing cooperatives. Most missions and stakes will figure this out on the...
by bcpalmer60
Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: MLS Support, Help, and Feedback
Topic: Membership Audits
Replies: 10
Views: 3271

Great idea

This is a great idea. :) If this were implemented in our stake, it would really help with missionary work: 1. We have a problem where the Aaronic Priesthood ordinations are not recorded, so it looks like many convert young men/men are not active. 2. It might identify unbaptized children, and other p...

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