This morning, we were up and off to the airport to meet up with Sister Holloway and follow her west to Atlanta where she dropped her family van off for shipment to Hawaii. They rented a van at the airport to get them through tomorrow when they will all board a Hawaii bound aircraft and live for the next 3 years. We are very excited for them. Anyway, the traveling went smoothly, we arrived in Atlanta at the shipping station and Sister Holloway had no problems in getting everything completed for the shipping of the van. One the way home, we stopped off at IHOP and had lunch; we then finished the drive home.
After arriving home, we readied ourselves for our zone conference Christmas party. President and Sister Cottle and the entire zone gathered for a pizza dinner and then President Cottle introduced a movie that he had selected for us all to watch. It was Ephraim's Rescue. It was an excellent movie telling the story of Ephraim Hanks, an early convert to the church and his incredible life's story. After the movie, some of the Elders provided a few muscial numbers and President Cottle read a Christmas story by Alma Yates. It told his own story when he was about 7 years old the Christmas after his father died how he and his brother and his mother spent that first Christmas. It was very touching. After the story, we sang a hymn or two and then ended the evening. It was well done, a Christmas time we will all remember.
Here is some photos of our missionaries.