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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

First Presidency Releases Additional FAQs Regarding Ministering

Hello again, everyone! The First Presidency has released these additional answers to more frequently asked questions about the ministering announcement. There are several important clarifications on questions that have come up since the original material was released, and they are well worthy of your attention.

Most importantly, these questions clarify to which quorum individuals in some specific situations belong, the role of Elders' Quorum & Relief Society presidency members in supervising ministering efforts, and the fact that those who previously held positions in Elders' Quorums and Relief Societies in supervising home and visiting teaching are now discontinued, and that all ministering efforts are under the direct supervision of the Elders' Quorum and Relief Society Presidencies.

Additionally, the First Presidency has noted that this will be the last set of FAQs for which the answers will be posted online on the ministering website. Any other questions are being redirected to local Church leaders under the direction of the Spirit, which I think is a wise move. These changes are being implemented to enable all of us to minister under the direction of the Spirit, as the Savior did, and that cannot happen if every question ever asked has to be answered by the First Presidency.

With the originally released FAQs and the additional ones released today, all of us should have a very clear vision of what the work of ministering needs to look like. We are being given the opportunity to be guided by the spirit, both individually and with our ministering companions, in how best to meet the needs of those to whom we are asked to minister. What a wonderful opportunity!

That does it for this post. Any and all comments are, as always, welcome and appreciated. Thank you for the privilege of your time. Until my next post, I wish each one of you all the best and pray that the Lord will bless you all in everything you do.