Permission to Do Ordinances
I have permission to do Dale Millenbruch's temple work. I have submitted the request form on line at least once before, but haven't heard back. That form did not ask for a copy of the permission letter from his widow. I have attached that to this request. Is this sufficient? What else is necessary?
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I understand. What is the process now? I submitted the request using the online form which did not ask for any attachments. Separately, I e-mailed the request with the attachments. Is it correct that you are working on the one I e-mailed? Does anything happen with the on-line form? Thanks.0
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I would like to follow up my questions and this discussion. I want to be clear on what the procedures and process are currently both for myself and so I can advise members of our Branch. I have attached 3 variations of the form that pops up when I prepare to submit the request permission to do Temple work for a non-relative who was born too recently for it to be automatically permissible.
The first form is the version when the deceased has a living spouse who has given permission to do the Temple work. I note that the form asks whether the permission is in writing or verbal.
First, is verbal permission from a living spouse acceptable? If it is not, then it should not even be on the form.
Second, does written permission have to be signed by handwriting on a piece of paper? Often people communicate by e-mail or other electronic means. If the written permission clearly comes from a recognizable address of the sender, is that sufficient?
The second form is the version when the deceased does not have a living spouse, but does have living parents, siblings, or children. The same questions go with that form.
The third form is when the deceased has no living relatives who fall in the criteria to give permission to do the temple work. In that case, can the work be done? If not, there is no point on having this option available to sumit. Are there additional steps to complete in that case if it can be submitted.
My last question is an actual situation I am helping a member of our Branch with. A dying non-member told his living non-member sister AND AT THE SAME TIME an active member of our Branch that he wanted to be sealed to his previously deceased wife. His deceased wife was an active and temple endowed member of the Church. The sister of the now deceased non-member has given the member of our Branch permission by e-mail to do the temple work for her brother and to seal his to his deceased wife as was his wish.
If we put that together and our Church member submits it, can she get his temple work done AND can she have him sealed to his deceased, endowed wife?
I know this is a lot, but the on-line process is neither easy to accomplish nor entirely clear.
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