natet wrote:This may seem like a silly question, but does it matter which ward issues the certificate?
Either ward can record the ordinance and/or print the certificate, but in my opinion it is easier and better for the home ward to do both:
- It's best to only print the certificate when the ordinance has been recorded. That way you are printing the certificate of a recorded ordinance, with no chance that the certificate is issued and then someone forgets to record the ordinance, or that the information doesn't match.
- It's easiest for the home ward to record the ordinance and print the certificate, since both functions in MLS allow you to select a member and then much of the information is filled in automatically.
- If you record the ordinance in another ward, you have to fill in ward and stake names and unit numbers and a lot of information about the person being baptized (and who performed the ordinance). This is more work and has a greater possibility for clerical errors.