The temple recommend of a prophet, seer and revelator

I mentioned before that back in March, Elder M Russell Ballard came to do some training. He was physically at the stake centre beside the Toronto Ontario Temple, but the training was for all of Eastern Canada. Leading up to the meeting, we were told that there would be a special temple session that Elder Ballard would attend. We were to let the temple know if we could go so they knew how many people to expect.

I know the person who was checking the temple recommends that day, and he told me that Elder Ballard had a special recommend. It was NOT the same as ours. There was no barcode on it, no expiry date and all three members of the First Presidency sign it. Neat!

This of course brings to mind a few questions:

  • Did he have an interview when he first got it?
  • Does he have the same recommend since he first became an apostle?
  • Do they get new ones if something on the recommend changes, like a change to the First Presidency, or even the new Church logo from a while ago?

2 responses to “The temple recommend of a prophet, seer and revelator

  1. Recoomend Desk Worker

    The GA recommends also have no expiration date and they’re laminated.

    • So that brings up other questions:

      • Who signs the GA recommends?
      • GAs do NOT serve for life. 2nd Quorum of the Seventy members serve for around 5 years. Even 1st Quorum-ers eventually get made emeritus. What happens when they are no longer active in the calling?
      • What about Area Authorities?

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