Just a question: Does Nelson sign mission calls as prophet/president of the
church, or does he sign as president of the quorum of the 12? Does he have to be
sustained by the church as prophet before he acts as prophet?
Most checks are 'signed' by a laser printer with a signature card.
That doesn't make them less valid or worth less money. I'm sure that the church had a plan in place for this eventuality and
replaced President Monson's signature with President Nelson's. Just
like the check that doesn't make the call any less real because it
wasn't signed by hand.
Wow. 410,442 missionaries were assigned under President Monson. That is an
amazing number.Have a call signed by the president of the 12 rather
than the president of the church is pretty cool. Not many can say they have a
letter like that!
QuantomKO - Don't forget Deuteronomy chapter 4 verse 2.Moses left the
same admonition in his 5th book as the apostle John left in his 5th book that
you pointed out.2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command
you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments
of the Lord your God which I command you.It is the same for each and
every prophet God has called and authorized, ancient and modern.
the book of revelation isn't for anyone to "interpret". chapter
22 verses 18 and 19 are extremely clear on this issue. if you're living
right there is no need to worry.
the Lord calls his prophets when he decides to they all are men of God the
priesthood of an apostle is the same for all of his servants in that calling the
call to be a missionary comes from our savior even Jesus Christ the signature on
a letter is just as valid because that is what we believe and that is our
Testimony this is after all our fathers work to bring to pass the Eternal life
@rdean92I would assume that due to the volume of calls going out that most
use an autopen machine but it will still be President Nelson's signature
attached to them.
Would it be worth noting that most mission calls are signed by a signature
The instance of who signed what is interesting. My call would have been signed
by David O. McKay, as well as my bachelor's diploma--with Earnest L.
Wilkinson as the co-signer. I think Joseph Fielding Smith would have signed my
Master's diploma, with President Wilkinson again--I'll have to dig it
out of my files.Presidents McKay and Smith's tenure cover the years I
was serving as a branch president. President Spencer W. Kimball was, as an
apostle, our mission supervisor and I had a personal interview with him while on
my mission. My pre-mission interview was by S. Dilworth Young, a President of
the Seventy at the time.I had a brother who had Bruce R. McKonkie as his
mission president, and a Sister who had Robert Simpson, another general
authority, as hers.We commonly had general authorities at our stake
conferences when I was young and during our early married years.How times
have changed!I'm not sure how many more new presidents I will see in
my life. But I look forward to the new president's leadership--which will
be Russell M. Nelson, unless precedent changes.
@toosmartforyouThat's actually pretty cool! President Hunter would
have been signing from May 30th 1994 until March 3rd 1995. So probably only the
winter semester of 1994 has his signature.
President Nelson will be a wonderful leader. Glad the work is moving forward.
I enjoyed what probably only about 5,000 others have---not sure about the exact
number as the dates for graduation vary by semesters as well as the sizes of
graduating classes---because I have a BYU degree with two signatures: Pres
Harold B Lee and BYU President (at the time) Dallin H Oaks. Pres Lee was
President of the Church for only about 18 months so not many degrees were signed
by him. And I don't know if he was signing two full graduating classes in
April or only one and others in December. At any rate, I treasure those
signatures on that document. It would also be interesting to see how many
President Howard W Hunter signed, too. Certainly President Kimball signed very
Kind of unique these days to have a mission call signed by the president of the
12 rather than by the president of the 1st presidency.God bless
these men for their service. It is not the retirement most would look forward
to these days.