Many are Called: You’re the Bishop (Poll #11)By: Bishop Bill
You have a small ward, and it is tough getting enough people to fill all the required callings. During interviews with both your Relief Society President and your Primary President, they each (on the same night) give you the name of a sister they want to call in their organization. They both tell you that they have prayed about it, and that they are confident that this is where the Lord wants this sister to serve.
You go home, and pray about it all week, but get no indication one way or the other where the sister should serve. You interpret that as her being equally well fit for either calling. Both presidents are anxious to get their organizations’ positions filled and are relentless in following up with you. They both have very strong personalities and do not like to take no for an answer.
You're the bishop. What do you do (Poll #11)
- Bring both presidents in to discuss the dilemma together, knowing that their personalities may make this challenging. (54%, 58 Votes)
- Choose one of the two callings at random. Tell the other president she will have to go back to the drawing board. (22%, 24 Votes)
- Tell both presidents that the sister will stay in her current calling. They both have to go back to the drawing board. (18%, 19 Votes)
- Put them both off until a better solution presents itself, like another sister moving in to the ward. (6%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 108