To the Friends and Family of President and Sister Russell

To the Friends and Family of President and Sister Russell

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

We took our departing missionaries to the Portland temple. The weatherman had predicted rain, and we really hoped that it wouldn't. Because of our lack of faith we stood under the portico, it didn't start raining until we were about half way back to Eugene.
"Oh we of little faith"!

Left front: Sisters Weaver, Clawson, Moore, Lawrence, Olsen, Sister and President Russell, Sister Frandsen, Sister Peterson, Sister Jones, and Sister Carter.
Back row left: Elders Rigby, Meyers, Hollingshead,  Nash (the president's Assistant), Elders Huang, Lambson,  Lucas, Russell, Wright, Bonham, Sister Bigelow, Elder Reed, and Elder Sutton.

 For Thanksgiving we had the 3 companionships here in Eugene from the YSA ward come to the mission home to eat. Because they are in a student ward they usually don't get invited to dinner for holidays because their ward members all go home to their families.
We had two of the office couples; Elder and Sister Phipps and Elder and Sister Christensen. The three companionships, two investigators, and 1 recent convert,
Back left: Elder Phipps, Elder Perrine, Elder Goode, Elder Knell, and Elder Christensen,.
Front row: Sister Phipps, Oliver (investigator)  President and Sister Russell, Lin (investigator), and Sister Christensen
Sitting in front: Dominique (new member), Sister Yeung, and Sister Moore.

We had one of our outstanding missionaries come back and visit. Sister Hilner, she's still fabulous!