When Ben was serving in Michigan, Elder Bednar spoke to both Michigan missions. He told them that counting baptisms, comparing missions, aspiring to leadership callings, and bragging of any sort regarding any of these is priestcraft and they ought not to be doing this. So with that said, we are NOT keeping a tally or bragging...we are CELEBRATING!!! (This is the first time during Lonnie's mission that she has allowed me to share this news. She has always been super sensitive about this because it was so hard for her dad. He'd listen to his brothers and friends talking about all their baptisms and because he didn't baptize anyone felt like the biggest loser.)
And if it so be that you should labor all your days in crying repentance unto this people, and bring, save it be one soul unto me, how great shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of my Father!"
Doctrine and Covenants 18:15