Feeding missionaries

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Feeding missionaries

Postby zaneclark » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:14 am

I know this isn't tech related, but I can't get an answer elsewhere... The mission president in our area recently sent a letter to the stakes and wards about the new schedule for missionaries. In addition to the time changes for planning, etc., he also said the members could only feed the missionaries one meal per week. I have been trying find out if this is just our mission area or church wide. (Moderators are free to delete this if they feel it is too far off topic.)

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Re: Feeding missionaries

Postby aebrown » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:25 pm

zaneclark wrote:I know this isn't tech related, but I can't get an answer elsewhere... The mission president in our area recently sent a letter to the stakes and wards about the new schedule for missionaries. In addition to the time changes for planning, etc., he also said the members could only feed the missionaries one meal per week. I have been trying find out if this is just our mission area or church wide.

Policies on feeding missionaries are set by the mission president. What you described is certainly not the policy in the mission where I live.

One of the key aspects of the new missionary schedule is adaptibility and flexibility based on particular areas, so it really wouldn't make sense for the new schedule to become more restrictive with a single world-wide policy.

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Re: Feeding missionaries

Postby jtsummie » Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:41 am

We haven't received that direction in North East Indiana

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Re: Feeding missionaries

Postby kheaney » Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:16 am

We were told we could only feed the missionaries once a month and it could only be an hour long, also single sisters could not feed the missionaries unless a priesthood holder was present.

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Re: Feeding missionaries

Postby davesudweeks » Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:36 am

We have seen these policies change from time to time in our mission. The reason has never been given, but we do our best to support the missionaries within the current mission rules at the time. When I served my mission (many moons ago), our mission president set some drastic and restrictive policies in place. However I knew it was to correct inappropriate behavior with some missionaries and I believe it was only temporary (I finished my mission before the policies changed).

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Re: Feeding missionaries

Postby sbradshaw » Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:03 pm

Section 2.4.5 of the Missionary Standards guidebook, "Meals with Others," provides the official guidelines for meals with members (or non-members) that apply to all missionaries.
https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/missionary-standards-for-disciples-of-jesus-christ/2-missionary-organization-and-activites?lang=eng#title25

A little further up in the same chapter, it's mentioned that lunch and dinner during a day should be no longer than 2 hours combined – I expect in most places that would work out to be an hour for lunch and an hour for dinner.

Additional guidelines can be set by the mission president based on the needs of the mission, missionaries, and members in the area.
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Re: Feeding missionaries

Postby ForceWalrus » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:27 am

sbradshaw wrote:Section 2.4.5 of the Missionary Standards guidebook, "Meals with Others," provides the official guidelines for meals with members (or non-members) that apply to all missionaries.
https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/missionary-standards-for-disciples-of-jesus-christ/2-missionary-organization-and-activites?lang=eng#title25

A little further up in the same chapter, it's mentioned that lunch and dinner during a day should be no longer than 2 hours combined – I expect in most places that would work out to be an hour for lunch and an hour for dinner.

Additional guidelines can be set by the mission president based on the needs of the mission, missionaries, and members in the area.



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