To the Friends and Family of President and Sister Russell

To the Friends and Family of President and Sister Russell

Thursday, August 6, 2015

On the first Tuesday of every month we have MLC (Mission Leadership Council). All zone leaders and STLs (Sister Training Leaders) come to receive training to take back to their zones. It goes from 10:00 a.m. to about 3:30 p.m.

It takes a little time to get all the tables and chairs put up and then we put papers out for everyone.

Elder Workman, Elder Nash, and President Lowary (president Russell's first counselor) prepare.

President Cropper (president Russell's second counselor) is teaching 

Everyone listens intently.

There is so much to learn!

 They are about to do some role plays. President Russell is giving some last minute instructions.

 Everyone is involved.

 We have found that having role plays helps them to teach their zones, so they practice.

 President Lowary is listening and in a thoughtful pose.

President Cropper needs back up(?) No, everyone has a part.

 It's lunch time!!! President Cropper is overseeing the lunch line. Sister Moore is happy to have a break.

I try to get a picture of every group. On the left is Elder Myers, Elder Earl, and Elder Losee all smiling on one side, and Elder Hinton is smiling on the other.

The Sisters always have such happy smiles! Sister Newell, Sister Lawrence, and Sister Peterson.

Sister Olsen, Sister Frandsen, and Sister Carter are also extremely joyful!

Another radiant bunch; Sister Poulson, Sister Peterson, Sister Weaver, and Sister Vance!

And the pleasant smiles just keep on coming:
Sister Holliday, Sister Jones, Sister Stucki, and Sister Bigelow.

And here are more of our adorable Sisters; Sister Shirley, Sister Moore, and Sister Sands.

Oh! Photo op!!!

It's easier to get pictures of the Sisters, they sit more organized. With the Elder I do my best. Elder Wong is smiling at me and Elder Ross is something(?)

Elder Hsuing and Elder Workman are way too busy to look up.

Elder Sutton, Elder Johanson, and Elder Taito are preparing to eat, it's a process.

Elder Terrell, Elder Bonham, Elder Child, and Elder Whyte eat on one side, And Elder Wong needs one more chance to smile and...tell me he's serving for two years(?)

Elder Perrine smiles in between bites, and Elder Rigby maybe thinks he has a sandwich in his hand??

Elder Tonini cannot be bothered with little things like a camera. However, Elder Strech, gives the thumbs up, and Elder Perrine and Elder Rigby can't resist another smile for the blog ( I think maybe Elder Rigby knows now that he doesn't have a sandwich in his hand).

I can't miss Elder Rigoli (who seems to be enjoying lunch more than anyone else) and Elder Kunz.

Even President Russell, president Cropper, and president Lowary take a minute to enjoy a little bite to eat.
And let's hear it for our fabulous Sisters that prepared it all!! Sister C. (Christensen) and Sister Phipps. This is bittersweet because Sister C. and Elder C. will be leaving our mission (after serving for 20+ months) and Sister Phipps is our new nurse! She and Elder Phipps arrived last Monday. President Russell and I LOVE to welcome our new senior couples in, but really dislike having to let them go.

The MLC of the Oregon Eugene Mission!