Alan_Brown wrote:Assignments are given by priesthood leaders under inspiration and can have all the blessings of a calling. I see nothing in the Handbook or scriptures that would justify making the distinction that an assignment has no blessings attached.
The blessings I was refering to are those blessings promised during the laying on of hands. I agree that anyone providing service will receive blessings. It is just that the blessings that are promised are known.
Alan_Brown wrote:In many cases the differences are quite subtle and not worth worrying about (straining at gnats, perhaps).
There is a doctrine of callings and releases (see Articles of Faith
1:5) and procedures to follow (see CHI, Book 1, 2006, p 45-58) but no such doctrine for assignments nor procedures to follow, at least in the CHI.