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Bishop letter for Baptism Interview

Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:25 pm
by Eric-p40
Is there a standard letter that is used when a 8 year old is being baptized in another area showing that they received their Bishop interview? We can type one, but didn't know if there was a standard format to use.

Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:43 pm
by JamesAnderson
I've never heard of such a letter, and this would only apply to children of record that turned 8, as anyone over 8 (9 or older) goes through the mission regardless.

Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:02 pm
by lajackson
Eric wrote:Is there a standard letter that is used when a 8 year old is being baptized in another area showing that they received their Bishop interview? We can type one, but didn't know if there was a standard format to use.


I would just fill out the baptism record form, have the bishop sign it, and send it. That shows that the interview was completed. When the child is baptized, they can fill in the rest of the form and send it back to the home ward to update the record.

And if the person doing the baptism is also going out of the area, make sure he takes his recommend with him, either temple recommend or recommend to perform an ordinance.

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:15 pm
by SheffieldTR
There is a form booklet (similar to at patriarchal blessing recommend but smaller) that the bishop has that can be filled out and the ordinance to be performed identified. I would recommend the bishop putting his phone number on it as well if there are any questions.
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