Disposing of used Temple recommend books

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grapple54
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Disposing of used Temple recommend books

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Hi folks,
I was asked in Bishopric meeting what we do with our old temple recommend books (living ordinances). I searched around the forum and cant find any guidance. Help? Thanks in advance.
russellhltn
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Re: Disposing of used Temple recommend books

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I think General Handbook 26.2.1 - "Safeguarding Temple Recommend Books" would apply
When the Church updates temple recommend books, leaders destroy the outdated books.
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garystroble
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Re: Disposing of used Temple recommend books

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My understanding is that old, used up temple recommend books should be retained until the last recommend issued would be expired, and then they should be destroyed.
drepouille
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Re: Disposing of used Temple recommend books

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I thought the retention and destruction instructions were printed in the recommend book? If not, then they are in the Help Center article on record retention.
Dana Repouille, Plattsmouth, Nebraska
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