The mission home address: Hermana Ashley Raynor
Arizona Tempe Mission Home
1871 E. Del Rio Drive
Tempe, Az 85282
This weekend was stake conference, and it was super awesome. I got to see almost everyone from my first area. The Phoenix stake is massive, and so it is broken up into 2 zones, and so at stake conference... Everyone from my first area was there! It was super fun to see everyone.
On Friday we had a baptism! Victor is this man we've been teaching for a while. He is 20, he just got married like 2 weeks ago, and the baptism was interesting. In all honesty, I thought he was just getting baptized because his wife is a member. He is super shy and the whole time, I thought he didn't really care. When we were planning his baptism, he said that he didn't want it announced and that he didn't really want too many people to be there. So, only the people who were in the program were there. His wife gave a talk, the Bishop did the actual baptism, the ward mission leader conducted the program, and all 6 missionaries - the two witnesses, the music chorister, the pianist, the opening and closing prayer, and the second talk were the only ones in attendance. It was really an interesting baptism, but the best part was when we were singing the closing song, Victor started crying. It turns out that Victor's mother is LDS and what he wants more than anything is to go to the temple and be sealed to his mother and wife and her daughter (she's not his biological daughter.) It was super sweet and special baptism.