Date: May 13, 2018 10:38PM
The ministers are to call, text, email, or visit members to see if they're having any problems. If they are, the minister informs the ward leaders.
I asked my son if this wasn't the same thing as spying on people. No, he replied, the leaders would just discuss the person and the issue with an aim toward helping. I then asked if the person and issue would be discussed in ward council meeting. Yes, he said.
I replied, pointedly, that I considered that gossiping; and the church didn't have any damn business talking about people behind their backs. He didn't have an answer.