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Anyone want to pray with me?
« on: March 07, 2021, 11:56:13 pm »
A good friend of mine is in a stake and ward where they are pressuring her to resume attendance in person--despite having Zoom meetings as an authorized option. She suffers from untreated anxiety, OCD, and other issues, and is extremely uncomfortable with the inconsistent mask usage at church. She's also in need of assistance with her housing, and the bishop pressuring her to attend church in person therefore has even more weight.

I'm pretty sure President Nelson would in no way approve. I figure she can't be the only one experiencing this issue. I'm praying that the Prophet will speak in general conference about this issue of not respecting people who are availing themselves of the authorized option to stay home, and treating them as if they are inactive, or making church attendance during the pandemic some sort of determinant of whether they receive welfare assistance from the church.

But I figure it can't hurt to ask others to pray that it comes up very directly in General Conference.
 
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Re: Anyone want to pray with me?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2021, 12:11:58 am »
I will.
 
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Re: Anyone want to pray with me?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2021, 03:38:27 am »
I have this very real fear myself.   Until I get jabs I am avoiding congregating.  So yes, our local leaders need prayers for wisdom and kindness.  also your friend has enough stress, thus my prayer for peace of mind is theirs.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2021, 08:46:01 am by Jana at Jade House »
 
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Re: Anyone want to pray with me?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2021, 06:20:24 am »
Obviously, I don't know the story from all perspectives, but on the face of it, this is entirely a personal attitude by the bishop. There certainly has been no message to the bishops to do this, so I suspect you may have someone going beyond their stewardship
 
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