Doing temple work for a friend
I have a dear friend who passed away over a year ago. I have read the policy on needing permission from a nearest relative and understand the reasoning for such a policy. I'm hoping that there are rare exceptions to this policy. This friend came to me last night and let me know that he has accepted the gospel and would like his work done. I need help on how to go about getting an exception. I don't know any of his family or how to get in touch with them. All I know is that he is ready and eager to has his work done. If he has to wait, I guess he'll have to do so. I just wanted to make an effort on his behalf.
A little background on him. He served as a Catholic Priest all of his life. I met him at a workshop that I gave, and we became very good friends. He has read the Book of Mormon, and told me he knew it was true and the word of God. He struggled on getting baptized because he was on a limited income and didn't want to lose his Catholic Church pension. He watched General Conference every April and October, and would call and talk to me about how special the messages were.
Anyway, I was just hoping for a miracle on his behalf to be able to have his work done. But I also understand the need for the policy.