Ministering Three-some

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Ministering Three-some

Postby creeve4 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:04 pm

I am unable to create an ministering three-some consisting of a husband, wife, and their son. I can create a three-some with three men.

Is this a policy limitation or a bug in the website?

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Re: Ministering Three-some

Postby russellhltn » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:20 pm

What priesthood does the son have? I think he'd have to be at least a Teacher to participate in Ministering.
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Re: Ministering Three-some

Postby sbradshaw » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:12 am

Are you able to add the son to a different companionship or tripanionship? I'm guessing there's a business rule programmed into Leader and Clerk Resources that prevents someone from being assigned to a companionship with someone of another gender who's not their spouse; so assigning the son would probably run into that limitation.
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Re: Ministering Three-some

Postby creeve4 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:56 am

The problem is that there is no search box to add an additional member as a companion when a husband and wife are paired together:
[--Attachment with personal information removed--]

If I put the father and son together, I will have the search box, but then it no longer displays the mother (or any females):
[--Attachment with personal information removed--]

A companionship consisting of two men has the search box:
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Re: Ministering Three-some

Postby davesudweeks » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:54 am

If the business rule will not allow you to put non-married males and females in the same companionship (as surmised by Samuel Bradshaw), the screenshots you provided are what I would expect. Once you put the husband and wife together, you cannot add another male (or another female, for that matter) because the system recognizes there is no marriage to any 3rd person. I recommend you provide your special use case as feedback, which will be forwarded to those who set the developer's priorities (though there is no guarantee a code change will occur).

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Re: Ministering Three-some

Postby scgallafent » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:50 am

I haven't talked with the developer or product manager responsible for this, but I suspect you have run into a circumstance not allowed by the business rules. Without talking with them, I don't know if this was a situation they didn't anticipate or if it was an intentional design.


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