So ... situation:
A baptized married couple, with no privileges that we know of, have opened their home to 2 unmarried regular pioneers because of the pioneers' financial issues (limited income).
- Husband works from home
- Wife doesn't work and stays home or in service
- One pioneer is a woman, the other is a man - both single
- Pioneers are around their early 20s. One has full-time job AND pioneers (not sure what the financial issue is). The other is on disability, but we think his family kept taking his monthly income without his approval, so he needed to move out.
- Couple have no children and 5 bedrooms in their house, so it kind of makes sense they're helping.
The wife and I were talking and found out that this situation existed for about 1-2 months ... THEN, the elders met with the pioneers (not the couple) and told them to leave the house or they would no longer be pioneers. No reason given but Hebrews 13:17 read about obeying the elders.
She got pretty heated up about it ... apparently there's a "special pioneer" in the cong that doesn't like the married couple and starting spreading rumors ... then the elders got involved ... and it went from there.
Have the question in my head ... is there anything in the elder manual or anywhere else that says we can't show love to those in need?? So stupid!