To the Friends and Family of President and Sister Russell

To the Friends and Family of President and Sister Russell

Sunday, May 22, 2016

We have a tradition in the OEM. We call it the Changing of the Guard (to take a phrase from the British). 
When the president chooses a new assistant we take a picture in the car with the one retiring in the very back and the two staying on the back seats. President Russell and myself are in front.


We will miss Elder Whyte! President Russell is sending him to be a zone leader. He will be outstanding, as he is in everything he does.
The new assistant is Elder Finlinson (left) and he joins Elder Hinton.
We have been incredibly blessed to have such wonderful hard working Elders helping us.
One of the hardest things we do here is say goodbye to missionaries. They truly are like our children and we love them with all our hearts.