gaining a copy of a patriarchal blessing on behalf of someone else

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colbyj
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gaining a copy of a patriarchal blessing on behalf of someone else

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Hi,
I am a Bishop whose stewardship includes a handful of inmates housed at a federal institution inside my ward boundaries. One of those inmates is requesting a copy of her patriarchal blessing. That inmates's records are not in my unit, so I am not able to look up her membership info. I am not sure if the inmate knows who her previous Bishop or ward were. I have not been able to follow-up on those points yet. The inmate does not have internet access so cannot request the blessing for herself.

Is there an address she may write to to request her blessing?

or, is there another option I may pursue to help her?
Thank you,
nmecantwin73
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colbyj wrote:Is there an address she may write to to request her blessing?
Handbook 2, section 20.12.3 has the address to request a copy of her patriarchal blessing.
https://www.lds.org/handbook/handbook-2 ... ng#20.12.3
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Re: gaining a copy of a patriarchal blessing on behalf of someone else

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colbyj wrote:That inmates's records are not in my unit, so I am not able to look up her membership info. I am not sure if the inmate knows who her previous Bishop or ward were. I have not been able to follow-up on those points yet.
I think it would be faster to take care of those first. The clerk doesn't need prior ward info to request the records. (As a bishop, I think you can request it yourself in LCR.)

Once the records arrive, you'll find out where they had been and can contact the bishop. With her name and birth date, you should be able to take care of this within the hour and will put you in a stronger positon to request her blessing.
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colbyj
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Re: gaining a copy of a patriarchal blessing on behalf of someone else

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thank you both!
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