We visited the Palmetto Ward today. This is a strong ward and provides much of the leadership for the Sarasota Stake. I believe half of the High Councilors are from the ward. Because of a recent "emergency transfer" there are now 6 missionaries assigned to the ward. Including us, missionaries constituted about 1/3 of the ward council this morning.
The missionaries were excited because they expected 13 investigators to come to church meetings today. And they all came. Normally the missionaries sit with the investigators on the third row in the chapel. Today, they were on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th rows! They didn't all stay for the entire 3 hour block, but some did. I sat next to a young man who said he hadn't been to church in 12 years. I hope that he felt the spirit in the meetings.