We attended the Sarasota Young Single Adult Branch today. Their meeting block begins at 3 pm, so we decided to go early to see if we could visit with the other missionaries. Fortunately we were able to see all of the other missionaries. We learned after we arrived at the building that they had cancelled their branch council because so many were out of town for the holidays. That also seemed to affect their attendance with only 30 in sacrament meeting.
We have mixed feelings about the branch. It clearly meets a need for at least some members who travel from Sebring and Port Charlotte. But there doesn't seem to be a lot of strength in the branch. Their Elders' Quorum President leaves for BYUI this week. That will be good for him, but it will be big loss for the branch.