He very may well contact you as the procedure is that he needs to satisfy himself that you are making the decision of your own free will and that you have not been co-erced. Sometimes when he gets the email from membership records in Utah, he may just ignore this step and he may just push the button to send the email confirmation back to Utah and they process you name removal. It most usually takes 6 ish weeks from the time you sent your email in.
So you see writing to him is of no value at all as he will not act to process name removal until he hears from membership records in Utah. All he may do is up his programme to hassle you back to the fold. I stress, do not write to him, follow the correct procedure.
Now, you do not have to meet with him or speak to him at all but, in my own opinion, and people vary on this depending on their circumstances, if you can, speak to him IF
he contacts you ABOUT YOUR NAME REMOVAL.
Very best way to let him know once and for all, you want him confirm your wish to resign, you can handle the conversation however you wish, but you need
him to send that email back to membership records.
It can be stressful this, but it may not happen. My mum's bishop did not ask to see her. She was out in 2 weeks! Because my bishop was sitting on the admin, I got a friend in Stake to speak to the SP, who I absolutely respected and he told the bishop to get off his bottom. When he came to my house, I insisted he came with another person too and I played Klove
all the time.
Do you know of Klove. It is awesome. I suggest tuning in, it will very much help you.https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j ... 8t4eCMsP0w
So what where you live. You are in with the big girls and guys now, the real players, you have a whole community of exmo people around you every step of the way.
When you are ready you will help yourself not to fudge the issue of your resignation with people you feel are your friends. This bit can be stressful too but I can tell you it was hell for me, all the FHE I was invited to where I did not speak what I knew and what I was finding out out of respect for friends. It was hell and nigh on destroyed my self esteem. You do not need that.
See it is like friends you have at a specific job, when you move jobs or move house away in States, you just don't hang out the same any more. Look at it like this and perhaps it will be easier for you.
For me, I do all I can to speak the facts around the church and to intercept the missionaries wherever I can and so people I once spent years with in the most precious ways, don't speak to me now. It hurts cos I am a nice person but I understand it because I have compassion on where they are in their brain fog and I hope that one day one of them will come to me and I can help them.
That is how I started my journey. A lady I VT with and for before she had resigned, just butted in the words blood atonement in a conversation. I was not happy with her for months as I was TBM, recommend holder, loved the Stake.
So in the early stages, it may seem all is lost for friendships but you never know what may come out of it down the line. But you have to prepare to let friendships go for now as you need to heal and get strong before you can really hope to see this part of the journey.
Do not be with people that are going to pull down your tender self esteem. You will make new friends.
Do you know about the other Boards too? ''Recovery from Mormonism'' is very busy and lots of people on there to chat to. And there are others too but I have never used them as I was mostly here. I think we are gentle here and safer for tender times, I would say, especially now I have learned some hard lessons.
You can look for exmo meet- ups in Wisconsin. Google meet ups. People talk about the Unitarian churches being helpful but I have never been and it probably would not suit me but masses of exmos find it very helpful.
I don't care how small it is where you live, you are not going to be the only ex mo or non mo.
Go get em girl, keep on showing everyone what you are made of.
On another point, this is something Abinadi posted. Have you met Abinadi yet? I can't remember if you have. He is a moderator here and he is very experienced. It was on a thread about being Christian and also leaving the LDS church.
''Being Christian doesn't mean you know all truth, and can't be fooled.
It means you trust Jesus. People can manipulate you using your trust,
but that does not invalidate the fact that in your Heart of Hearts, Jesus is the Center.
So you were never really plucked out of the Father's hand;
and you were probably never really a non-Christian.
You were just a Christian who for a little while had the wool pulled over your eyes.''
This helped me so much, perhaps it does you too babe.