In episode one of the Mormon Stories podcast, John Dehlin states that at one point in the 1990s Elder Dallin Oaks said that we cannot make goals for something that depends on a person’s right to choose (i.e. baptism).
I know that despite this idea, my mission (and others) constantly set baptismal goals. Is this still a common practice in missions? If so, why hasn’t elder Oaks’ counsel reached these missions or why have they not heeded it?