To the Friends and Family of President and Sister Russell

To the Friends and Family of President and Sister Russell

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The last night as full-time missionaries. Elder Johnson contemplates the future. Elders Sudweeks, Tanner, Bethea, and Ohlwiler move the chairs to the dining room for the last time. 

The last group picture!

Elder Tanner had to be to the airport at 5:00 a.m.

The rest of the missionaries didn't leave until 1:00 p.m. So, to keep busy, they played Skipbo.

 It was very intense!!!
 Good bye! We love you!!

And then, the next day, Hello! Welcome to the OEM!!!

Arriving at the mission home. 

They begin a new chapter in their lives.A

President Russell gives instruction.

These new missionaries are already very prepared.

They listened intently.

And then, we had lunch out on the patio.  
Sister Murdock, Sister Stenberg, Elder Strech, and Elder Jarrard, Elder Chang, Sister Hall, and Sister Linstedt.

 "We enjoyed MTC food....well, kind of. But this is really good!!

                         The Fluckigers  are enjoying a little break. They work very hard!

 Elder Hyde looks on as Elder and Sister Christensen take a minute to relax (it doesn't happen very often).

 Hi, mom!
After a night at the mission home, teaching with other missionaries, they are ready to go!

  And here we are all together with their companions! They all look so good!
We went to Grants Pass (and lots of other areas) for the President to interview. We were asked to dinner by The Three Musketeer-ettes; Sister Aldous, Sister Cathro, Sister Shirley. It was delicious! Sister Dougherty and Sister Sands brought dessert. 

 We went to the Roseburg ZTM. See how serious and reserved they are, but wait......

What happened?!!! They are so cute!