#hearLDSwomen: Getting My Bishop to Staff Primary Callings Is a Nightmare
I was Primary president in a ward that wasn’t huge, but we did definitely have plenty of adults who could’ve helped out in Primary. I suggested name after name and nothing. ever. happened. So one week, I dismissed all the classes that didn’t have teachers. I said, “Tell your parents that you don’t have class today because we don’t have a teacher for you.” Guess what? The next week, five new teachers were called.
– Amy Giauque Chamberlain
Every single time our Primary presidency warned that someone was not a good fit for Primary, that we didn’t want them working with children–and they got called to be Primary workers over our objections.
Being in a Primary presidency, and the names we turned in were ignored, and random people were called to Primary without telling us until we heard it over the pulpit.
Once in the Primary presidency, I submitted a list of 15 names to staff four vacant Cub Scout callings–like, just take your pick, any of these will do–and was told no for every single one. So, I handed them a list of the four callings and said, you fill these. You find someone because I’m tired of trying.
Oddly enough, I ended up with four people who had been on the list of 15.
– Leah Marie Silverman
Pro Tip: Respect the stewardships of the women in your ward, and keep them in the loop on callings that fall under their authority.
“If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.” (Mark 4:23)