Patriarchal blessings are not meant for instant fulfillment. If any promised blessing would need preparation for its fulfilment, attention should be placed on preparing for service.
Non-members of the Mormon Church may participate in Branch and Ward functions where priesthood authority is not required. By voting to sustain a member of the Mormon Church in any office we commit ourselves to sustain, support and aid the person in fulfilling that office.
Since the bishop presides in the ward, all activities should be submitted to him or his representative for approval before being carried out.