To the Friends and Family of President and Sister Russell

To the Friends and Family of President and Sister Russell

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A new era in OEM begins

 A New Era for the OEM begins.  On June 28, 2014 President & Sister Young after 3 years of service pause for a picture.  President & Sister Russell rejoice in the opportunity to serve the Lord, the missionaries, the members, and all the non-members in the mission.

As parting took place hugs were exchanged and tears shed.  As they loved all the missionaries so do we.  It has only been 10 days and it has been confirmed again that this is the best mission on the earth.  We are looking forward to getting to know all of the missionaries as we would our own children. Our first week was filled with many expression of love as each.  At the beginning of each Zone meeting the missionaries were sing to us.  Needless to say we both went through a lot of Kleenex and our handkerchiefs were moist.

We felt the strong Spirit of Lord and we are so excited to begin teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ shoulder to shoulder with our missionaries.