Dear 100 Hour Board,
Are any of you temple ordinance workers that could share your thoughts on it? I recently found out that my bishop recommended me to be an ordinance worker. I'm honored and flattered, and trying to decide if I'm going to accept. I think it's a cool opportunity and I'm sure I'd learn a lot, but I've got a couple concerns. Maybe these are petty concerns, but that's partially why I'm asking. First, the temple is a couple hours' drive from me and frankly I don't look forward to making that trip any more often. Second, I have a beard (a blessing of being graduated!) that I like and get lots of compliments on. Do ordinance workers still have to be clean shaven, or has that changed?
-trying to decide
It appears as though none of us are temple ordinance workers. However, I have several friends who either are or have been workers. From some of them, they really love it. It gives them a great spiritual boost, and they love spending that extra time in the temple. From another friend, they noticed that the longer they were an ordinance worker, the more banal and everyday the ordinances became to them. It was harder for them to give the ordinances the same internal importance as they had before, because it was just what they did.
Unfortunately, I don't know for sure if the clean shaven requirement has changed, but I'm pretty sure it hasn't. However, while looking for a more definite answer for that, I came across this blog post about what it's like to be an ordinance worker you may be interested in reading.
Good luck deciding!