“Policies and Announcements,” Ensign, June 1987, 79
The following items appeared in the 1987-3 Bulletin.
Patriarchal Blessings for Missionaries. A person who has received a mission call and has not had a patriarchal blessing and desires to have one should obtain the blessing before entering the Missionary Training Center or arriving in the mission field.
Letters of Appreciation to Radio and Television Stations. Members may appropriately send letters of appreciation to radio and television stations that provide free public service time to broadcast general conference, the Homefront series, and other Church programs. These letters should not be form letters, but personal expressions from the individual writer in his own words.
However, members should not send letters of complaint to stations for broadcasting only one-hour or ninety-minute segments of general conference. Stations are not required to provide such public time for the Church.
We have a far greater opportunity to increase coverage by showing appreciation to the stations for the free service they generously provide than by criticizing them.