kasarachidavidson wrote:my stake clerk says that I have to wait
If you are the missionary applying, send it to your bishop. He will work with the stake on when to send it to them.
And if your stake president is being changed, it will not be long before you have a new president. The Church rarely lets a stake go without a stake president for any length of time, and the first counselor is usually able to fill in as acting state president if they do not make an immediate change.