To the Friends and Family of President and Sister Russell

To the Friends and Family of President and Sister Russell

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!
The president and I had some of the missionaries stop over tonight. We asked if they had a message, and they said yes, and sang a beautiful song; 
"If The Savior Stood Beside Me"
They had also all written their testimonies of the Savior at this Easter time. It was wonderful!
 We have the BEST missionaries in the BEST mission ever, the OEM!!!

How could I have forgotten Elder Christensen, who goes by Elder C. because we have another Elder Christensen (confused yet?)!
He brought all of the the packages from parents back home that go to the ZLs, DLs, and STLs  to the MLC so they can take them back to their zones and distribute them to the missionaries.
Have you got all the acronyms down yet, because we have lots more!!!!
How about:
All of the OEM (Oregon Eugene Mission) love to CTR (choose the right) as they OYM (open their mouths) to the HIH (honest in heart)-- I made that one up!
Well, TTFN (ta ta for now!)

We had our monthly MLC 
(mission leadership council) on April 3rd
Brother Gonzales from the Missionary Department and Brother Stevenson from the MTC came to train with the president, myself, and the A.P.s.

Brother Gonzales (facing the camera) is role-playing with Brother Stevenson. President Russell and I even got to do some role plays,we were the investigators, and we were golden (we were ready to  baptized after the introduction--they are that good!)
This is the entire MLC; zone leaders, district leaders, and  STLs (Sister Training Leaders)

 We had several role plays, it really helped!

 President Russell talking with Brother Gonzales (and making sure his glasses are clean).

Brother Gonzales and Brother Stevenson teach as the A.P.'s (Elder Hyde and Elder Boyd) 
look on.

Then, our wonderful office staff, Sister Kleinman (she and Elder Kleinman went home on Friday), Sister Christensen, and Sister Dixon fixed a fantastic lunch!

Lunch was great!!! I was called away before I could get pictures of the Elders (sorry!)

And, this is our MLC! Aren't they great??
We probably should have moved the bags before we took the picture, oh well, we were in a hurry!