The need for additional transfers to fill the vacancies created by those going into the nonócareer ministry has caused budgetary constraints on the funds available for transfers. Therefore, we need to find ways to make the necessary transfers as economically as possible. One action that could help considerably in this is to have as many men as can move themselves using U-haul vehicles. Often by going the U-haul route the men being transferred can save the Work one to two thousand dollars or more depending on the amount of household goods to be moved and the distance they are moving.
Since using a U-haul vehicle requires more work and a certain amount of sacrifice, we have in the past given a special bonus to those men who have chosen to do it. In essence we want to share part of the savings the Work experiences with those who have helped to make the savings possible. We plan to continue this policy and particularly want to encourage anyone who will be moving this year to seriously consider the possibility of moving themselves with a rental vehicle.
A Note of Thanks We want to express our appreciation to all of you who have been keeping our office up-to-date on the status of elders and deacons in your areas. Even though it is an unpleasant aspect of our job and yours, in time of change such as we have recently been experiencing, it is particularly helpful to receive prompt notification of the departure of any elders and deacons. Thanks for your help in this.
—Ted Herlofson, Ministerial Services