I'm a Raleigh Girl. We are excited. Were excited to have him here a few
weeks ago when they played Duke. At Christmas Choir practice we let the youth
out early - they were excited to go here President Holland at a Fireside. My
parents came here 60 years ago from Utah and decided to stay and raised their
family here. Southerners in general are good people, friendly people. They are
believers. It was and is a great place to raise a family. Whether people join
our church or not, their is so much good here, you can learn a lot from your
Baptist, Catholic friends etc- they walk the walk. The little ward I grew up
in has split many times and is now 3 stakes. Welcome to our corner of Zion!
gsjprom,It's a social media world. This move instantly lets
those who care about the Hollands know what's happening, rather than
waiting to find a listing in the back of the Church News.And since
they didn't make a big reveal game out of it, I don't see any problems
with their doing their own announcing.
....how exciting to hear this news from a very excited President Matt
Holland...what a fabulous example he and family are....Congrats brother!!!
gsjpom: Most mission presidents know where they are going and tell friends and
family. It is just formally announced by the Church at a later date.........
@gslpom--- It's called "social media" and the Brethren encourage
the righteous use of it. With all due respect, the Church already knows where
they have been called to serve. That's what's happened in case you
With all due respect, what ever happened to letting the Church make these
announcements, rather than individually making these types of announcements?
Raleigh, Cary in particular, has long been the new Provo. I used to see the
Forbes moving map with a solid line between Raleigh and Provo.
Welcome to North Carolina. He should be good for the young men and women of
the mission. Unfortunately we will likely be full time in Utah by then... but
he will surely make his mark on the mission and members in the area. Good
This is one of a thousand sources of my faith. To have a young man and his wife
leave a successful and lucrative career as a university president and focus the
next three years on sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ speaks volumes. This couple (and family) are merely doing what so many followers of
Christ strive to do each day, live the covenant they made when baptized; which
is to be a witness of Christ in all things, bare one another’s burdens and
to serve their fellow man. For the most part we fumble and fail at
keeping our baptismal covenant. We are wonderfully imperfect, walking in a
world awash with pride and distractions. Over time His Love, our
desires and meager efforts, bring us to better know Jesus the Christ. It is compelling that fully through His grace, do we have this faith and hope.
His grace creates within a desire to share with others.So the
Hollands join quietly, with tens of thousands of young men and women, couples,
singles and families to freely share their time, resources and talents.What marvelous fruits of faith...