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Approving and Countersigning Applications
Approving the applications of those who are ready and desirous of uniting with The Mother Church is one of the privileges of every member of The Mother Church. Some members exercise this privilege frequently, others seldom. But all members should know what are the qualifications for membership. These are clearly set forth in Articles IV, V, and VI of the Manual of The Mother Church. To ascertain that applicants fulfill these qualifications, certain procedure has been established and is set forth in the circular of "Instructions to Applicants" which accompanies each application form. This circular has been thoughtfully prepared for the purpose of answering questions most frequently asked concerning membership, and of obviating mistakes sometimes made in filling out applications. Because the instruction circular has been thus prepared, compliance with the directions given therein lessens the work of the Clerk of The Mother Church and expedites the handling of the applications. It is therefore strongly recommended that applicants, approvers, and countersingers familiarize themselves with the contents of this circular.
Approvers and countersingers are reminded that the Manual of The Mother Church directs that an application must not be approved or countersigned before the applicant has signed the application in his own handwriting. (See Article V, Section 6.) Signatures are very important; they must be in the individuals' own handwriting and should indicate whether a woman is Miss or Mrs.; one given name must be written in full. Signatures must not be printed. The reason for the last requirement is that the individual's own signature on the application subsequently becomes legal evidence of membership.
JULIA SALOME KINNEY
Security by Reason of Reflecting God
LESLIE LUTZ ANDERSON
"Before they call"
CLAIRE CHANCELLOR SPRIGGS
ALEXANDER LOUIS COURTENAY LUMSDEN
The Key to the Scriptures
KATHE CHARLOTTE KOBELT
Confidence and Decision
HERBERT W. COCHRAN
Earnest Study a Help
MYRTLE D. BROWN
"I will listen for Thy voice"
MILDRED P. KINDY
GRACE A. WARNER
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