Hello! I need help. Can you please explain how to request ordinances for a friend?
@Heather Ann Bake
Can I request proxy temple ordinances for a friend?
Article Id: 926
April 20, 2020
The First Presidency stated in a letter on February 29, 2012: "Our preeminent obligation is to seek out and identify our own ancestors. Those whose names are submitted for proxy temple ordinances should be related to the submitter."
You must submit signed permission from a close living relative of your friend. Then, you can request temple ordinances for a friend to whom you are unrelated.
A close living relative is an undivorced spouse (the spouse to whom the individual was married at the time of death), an adult child, a parent, a brother, or a sister. Please see the Church’s General Handbook: Serving in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 28.1.
Make sure that you have signed, written permission from one of your friend's close living relatives. We cannot accept signed, written permission from yourself or your deceased friend, it must be from the closest living relative. Word the written permission this way: I, (name of person giving permission), give (your name) permission to do temple work in a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple, for (name of deceased), who is my (relationship to person giving permission). (Signature of person giving permission)
If your deceased friend has no close living relatives that can provide written permission, then a request cannot be granted.
I am just another 'lowly' User/Patron ...
[ And, I happen to be a member of the Church ... ]
Adding support to what 'Sister DAWSON' has already provided/proffered ...
For future reference ...
Here is the DIRECT Link to the "Knowledge Article" in 'FamilySearch', to which 'Sister DAWSON' refers:
I hope this also helps, somewhat.