Today it was the Port Charlotte Ward's turn for us to visit. We have been to all of the units enough times that we have developed some acquaintances in the wards/branches. So we enjoy seeing them again. The Port Charlotte Ward is the southernmost unit in our mission. It is also the second largest unit in the Sarasota Stake. As with all of the ward/branches, there are many inactive members.
The Sister Missionaries found a part-member family last week while tracting. The husband joined the Church in 1969 but has not been active for years, and his wife is not a member. The Sisters invited them to come to the church meetings today, and they came and stayed for all three hours. She said that she had enjoyed the meetings. He told me that he had wanted to return to the Church before but she had not been interested. Hopefully, she will be interested now.
Another senior couple will be arriving in early October, and President Cusick has assigned them to the Port Charlotte Ward. They will be living in the same apartment complex as the Sister Missionaries, which I think will be good. The bishop of the ward, Bp. MacDonald, is looking forward to their arrival. They have had senior missionaries in the ward before, and they were able to have a great impact on the ward.