I LOVE Transfers!!! We met at 7 AM for a light breakfast, had a training meeting with the new missionaries until 9 AM, then went into the chapel for the transfer meeting. President Holm spoke for a few minutes, then had all the departing missionaries bear their testimonies. Sister Kaitlin Anderson sang a beautiful solo of Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, accompanied by Sister Mumford. Then each of the new missionaries introduced themselves and told one of their personal goals for their mission.
Then it was the announcement of the transfers. President Holm has told us before about all the prayer and fasting that goes into making area and companion assignments. I love when he announces the new companionships! The Elders and Sisters who have been in the mission, and know other missionaries, are so excited when their new companions are announced! We seniors just sit back and enjoy. For me, it's a little like Christmas!