csw14086 wrote:So, my first question is, is there any way they can have access to such records?
If the full-time missionaries want access to ward/stake directories, the mission office should first associate their proselyting area to the respective ward/stake (in the Internet Mission Office System). This will allow the missionaries to see approved membership information, for the Church units assigned to their proselyting area, on LDS.org Directory
and LDS Tools.
: this is applicable for all full-time missionaries worldwide - young elders/sisters and senior couples.)
If the full-time missionaries want more detailed membership information, beyond what is available to them in LDS.org Directory / LDS Tools, they should first work with their ward mission leader. He can involve the clerks if needed. Personally, I would only place full-time missionaries in an out-of-unit calling if one has actually been extended to them, or as requested by the presiding priesthood authority (bishop/stake president).
My second question is can they or how do they receive access to fill out the online member progress record?
I'm not sure if you are referring to the Missionary Progress Record, or the New and Returning Member Form - so I'll provide my insights on both.
Missionary Progress Record
Full-time missionaries, serving in missions authorized for mobile devices and Area Book Planner (like the Utah Ogden Mission), can access the online Progress Record through the Missionary Portal
. Ward and stake leaders access it through Leader and Clerk Resources
In order to "fill it out", the mission office will first need to associate the full-time missionaries to a proselyting area, and give them access to Area Book Planner. This is done through the Internet Mission Office System. The missionaries must then download and sign into the Area Book Planner app on their mobile device(s), which the mission office can also help them with. As they sync investigator and teaching information in Area Book Planner, the online Progress Record will display approved information to ward and stake leaders. Therefore, it's real-time data as of the missionaries' last sync in Area Book Planner.
New and Returning Member Form
At this time, full-time missionaries do not have access to an electronic New and Returning Member Form. They must work with their ward mission leader, who can generate one through Leader and Clerk Resources
I would also recommend the following support paths, if additional assistance is needed (for anything mentioned here):
- 1. Priesthood leaders and clerks may contact the Global Service Center.
- 2. Full-time missionaries should contact their mission office.