Date: October 11, 2018 03:16PM
I've been away from church people for so long I forgot how they are always on the lookout for ways to advance LDS, Inc. marketing.
While I was visiting my mother yesterday her only church friend left in her life came to visit. We were talking about Mom's grandchildren and the friend asked me where each of them lives. They are all inactive and non-believing, and she knows it. Luckily I didn't have their addresses in my less than fabulous memory bank and told her I didn't know their addresses. Then she asked AGAIN! I said, "I don't know their addresses!" Then, DUH!!, it dawned on me that she wanted to get their current addresses for the ward directory. When she asked for my sister's address I was more on my guard and gave her a vague reference. Apparently my sis lives outside the ward boundaries so she lost interest immediately.
Boy, you can never let down your guard with these people. Mom's grandkids would have killed me if I released their contact information to LDS,Inc. My sis is on Facebook and Mom's friend could have just asked her on social media.
My niece (Mom's granddaughter) has a daughter (great granddaughter) who will be baptism age in three more years so they probably want to get that kid's name on the membership roles.
Can they put a child on the roles if they don't know her birth date, and she was never even been blessed? Just wondering.