To the Friends and Family of President and Sister Russell

To the Friends and Family of President and Sister Russell

Friday, September 18, 2015

One aspect of zone conferences I forgot to mention; the missionaries all have to park their cars, put the hood up and leave the keys in the door. They are checked in many different ways. The missionaries are supposed to:
1. keep them clean, inside and out. This includes the trunk. 
2. Keep the tire pressure at 35 PSI.
3. Check the oil and get them in for maintenance when the TiWi tells them to.
The TiWi is the device in the car that reads everything about it. If you go above the speed limit, it will tell you (in not a happy voice) to "check your speed"! It can tell if you go over a bump too fast or stop too fast, or take a corner too fast. It will let you know when to get the car serviced. Through the computer we can see where it is and what time it is being driven.
We had an unfortunate occurrence a few weeks ago where one of the Sister's car was car jacked. The thief took off, but didn't realize that it was tracked from the time it was taken. The police caught up to him. Besides the TiWi mapping out where he was going, the cameras on the freeway were also tracking him (he was not the sharpest tool in the shed). He tried to tell the police that someone else was driving, but then they showed him the pictures from the freeway and he is clearly the only one in the car. He was stopped at a gas station to get gas and was trying to use the gas card. Unfortunately you need to input certain information before the gas pump will work.
The Sisters were fine and we got the car back with relatively little damage.
4. The washer fluid is checked and filled if needed.
4, They also check to see if the car is damaged in any way.
5. They are graded on these things. Some zones are great and some are not as great.
We keep hoping everyone will get high marks.
This takes a long time when we have several zones at once. Here is Sister Sutterfield  giving the thumbs up while working on the cars. She and her husband, Elder Sutterfield are taking the place of Elder and Sister Dixon who are sadly leaving.
President Russell and I love and appreciate all they do for us! They are amazing!