We are a young mission with few returning missionaries. In fact, Sister Reed was the only missionary going home this particular week (Elder Dockstader followed a week later). The departure dinner for Hermana Reed was held with her companion (Sister Mortensen), one of her investigator families and a couple of the convert baptisms she taught. The convert just to her right called her from his cell phone just before his scheduled baptism – in fact – in the parking lot of the Church – and told her he was 100 miles away, in Mexico. That caused her heart to pound — until he walked in to the Chapel ready to be baptized. A little missionary humor!
L to R: Sister Sweeney, President Sweeney, Familia Damien and Juana, Hermana Reed, Convert # 1, Hermana Mortensen, Convert #1’s Friend