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#1 sugarcrane2

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 04:48 PM

Hi I was wondering if Pres Monson gets paid? I thought that he did for the presidential stuff and volunteers for the prophet stuff. What is the difference between the two?

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 05:03 PM

President Monson lives the law of consecration I believe. That means he gave up all his personal funds to the church, and the church gives him back what is sufficient for his needs. He is prophet full time, therefore technicially the church has to pay him what he needs in order to provide for himself and his family.

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 05:04 PM

I think he gets a living stipend, but not a paycheck, per se. Someone else might know better than I, though.
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Posted 02 December 2009 - 06:16 PM

If I am not mistaken they also get something for the books they write.
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Posted 03 December 2009 - 01:56 AM

Yes, he does. I suppose.. "compensated" is a better word to use. His needs are taken care of by the Church but he also gets a stipend (that's fairly generous IIRC). He doesn't live a luxurious life style by any means, but he could.
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Posted 03 December 2009 - 08:05 AM

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 09:10 AM

If I am not mistaken they also get something for the books they write.


But that would be a personal income, not related to being prophet/president of the Church, wouldn't it?
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Posted 03 December 2009 - 09:36 AM

If I am not mistaken they also get something for the books they write.


Do they live the law of consecration? It's what I've always been taught. Anyway, if they do, they won't get anything for the books they write, as it'd just all go to the church.

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 11:20 AM

It's what I've heard, Mahone, but I've never seen anything authoritative to back it up. Sounds nice, though, doesn't it? :)

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 11:48 AM

All General Authorities (and mission presidents, I believe) are eligible to receive a modest living stipend. From what I have heard, few actually accept the stipend. I don't know if President Monson does not not -- it would be fine with me if he did -- but I think it's entirely possible that he makes enough off of book royalties and retirement income that he does not need the stipend.

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 12:17 PM

Do they live the law of consecration? It's what I've always been taught. Anyway, if they do, they won't get anything for the books they write, as it'd just all go to the church.


I have never been taught that, Mahone. I think GA's still own homes and pay bills and generate incomes in various ways.

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 01:26 PM

I've never been taught that either. I think the majority of them have had successful businesses or professions in the past that allow them to devote all their time to serving the Lord and the church. From what I understand, and I could be wrong, is that President Monson still lives in his own home instead of living in the apartment provided.

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 02:17 PM

Hasn't Pres Monson spent most of his life in church service? Someone mentioned retirement income but I doubt he would have much of a retirement account if he spent most of his working years as a GA. Law of consecreation? I doubt it. He and all GAs get a stipend to my understanding. Regarding his living quarters, he may still own a house, but I know from a sourse at the COB that the church owned apartment that Pres Hinckley lived in for many years is going through a significant remodel at Pres Monson's request.

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 02:20 PM

Someone mentioned retirement income but I doubt he would have much of a retirement account if he spent most of his working years as a GA.


If he has paid into social security, he has something from that.

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 02:24 PM

President Thomas S. Monson - LDS Newsroom

It appears to me he's had quite a distinguished career.

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 02:39 PM

From fairmormon.org:

No paid ministry - FAIRMormon

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 03:11 PM

President Monson does live in his home at this time. It was decided for reasons relating to his wife's health that it would be best for her to be in familiar surroundings. If they are doing a remodel of the apartment, they may be retrofitting it to accomodate her needs.
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Posted 03 December 2009 - 03:48 PM

I kind of like to look at this in that..if they didn't have a retirement to help support their needs, would we want the President of the Church and Prophet to all people on the earth to live in less than ideal conditions? Wouldn't we want them to live comfortably so that they can continue to expend all their time and energy to serving as they do? Most of the Prophets and Presidents of the Church during my lifetime have pretty much worked and served in some capacity in serving the people of the Church and communities up to the time they took their last breath. I'm thankful for such leaders who still live humbly and don't require lavish lifestyles and don't require that their dogs have air conditioned dog houses.

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 09:17 PM

President Monson has a very generous deferred compensation plan. He gets to inherit all that his Father has......
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Posted 04 December 2009 - 09:23 AM

Am I the only one wondering how on earth John Doe knew that? :)

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