Can I let the full-time missionaries use the computers in the Family History Center
The full-time missionaries want to use the computers in the Family History Center to prepare their reports, create videos and hold Zoom Meetings. Is this permitted and how do I prevent them from "messing up" the programs and/or adding things that should be kept private?
The basic guidelines for missionaries using the family history center are as follows:
Welcome the missionaries into the family history center as guests, and help them be successful in their work. Missionaries should conduct themselves in a way that is complementary to family history center activities and adhere to the following guidelines:
- Missionaries can use family history center computers to find, teach, and contact people. They can also use the computers as they work to retain and activate members. At all times, family history center patrons have primary access to the computers for their family history activities during the open hours of the center.
- Stake and mission presidents work closely together to oversee the use of family history center technology for full-time missionary work.
- Missionaries must not proselyte patrons of the family history center (unless they are guests of the missionaries in the center).
- Missionaries need to be sensitive to the general public patrons and do not make them feel uncomfortable as they use the center.
- Missionaries may use family history center computers outside of normal center open hours. They coordinate with the family history center director for access at hours when the center is closed to the public.
- In consultation with the stake president and mission president, the stake temple and family history consultant--family history center determines whether missionaries should have keys to the center.
- Missionaries use a variety of websites approved by their mission president, including various social media, such as Facebook.
- Missionaries are not to install software, store data (such as videos, pictures, or documents), modify, or reconfigure family history center computers.
- Where problems or conflicts arise, center directors should work with their priesthood leaders to resolve them.
The full time missionaries should coordinate the times they are in the FHC with the Temple & Family History Consultant over the center. If there is a concern with uploading non family history programs on the centers computer, please contact your stake priesthood leader and ask them to work with the mission president to resolve the concern.1