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Dear Gramps,

Can  young men or young women have a calling while he or she is still a young men/women and still attending that class?  Many have already reached the age of 18.  Could they have a calling in something like Primary? Please advise.

Best regards,

Romano

 

Answer

 

Dear Romano,

Though it is unusual for one of the youth to hold a calling (other than in their respective class presidencies) it is not unheard of. My granddaughter is currently serving as a “Youth Family History Consultant”.  Over the years I have occasionally seen youth serve in the nursery from time to time, and once there was an 18 year old (still in high school) called to be Branch Clerk.

My concern would be with a calling like nursery that takes a youth out of their regular classes, however, in some individual instances this may be appropriate. It is okay to offer a suggestion, or volunteer, but ultimately it is the Bishop’s decision to make.  He is the one that will be given the guidance of the Holy Ghost in these matters.

 

Gramps

 

 

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