Today was West Columbia's Zone Conference. It was the last zone conference for the Holms. The conference was wonderful. President and Sister Holm talked. A YSA bishop from Atlanta, who was in the bishopric with President Holm years ago, also spoke. He stopped by for a visit and President put him to work. :o) Zone trainings were done by about 6 companionships - both Sisters and Elders. We had about 30 minutes for missionaries who wanted to bear their testimonies, and about 12-15 of them did. Sister Holm showed photos she had put together over the last few weeks - of every missionary in the mission - all 283 of them. It was all put to music and was very powerful. After Sister Holm's presentation, the closing song and a prayer, President and Sister Holm stood at the front of the chapel and said goodbye to all the missionaries in the zone. Each of the elders gave President one of their ties - draped them around his neck. Sister Holm is going to have them made into a quilt for him. :o)
We will miss the Holms. They have been wonderful and dedicated leaders in this mission. We LOVE them!