To the Friends and Family of President and Sister Russell

To the Friends and Family of President and Sister Russell

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Phase Two of MLC:
After lunch we loaded up into cars and took a half hour drive to Mount Ashland.
The day could not have been more perfect. On the top of Mount Ashland the temperature was about 68 degrees. We got out of the cars and the Sisters (the ones that remembered) changed into tennis shoes.

We take a minute to get everyone there and out of the vehicles.

 Some of the missionaries thought this looked like a golf ball and wondered if that's why president Russell chose this spot. President Lowary said it looks more like a soccer ball. 

 We walked about 2 hundred feet up to the top and stood on the rocks as President Russell, his counselors, and myself spoke to them. 

The Spirit was strong as we talked about our roll in the Father's plan.

President Russell taught so beautifully. There was something magnificent about being up there listening to his inspired message.

We have several missionaries going home in  a little over a week, this may be their last time here. 

President Lowary and President Cropper both gave some powerful teachings. Although none of us discussed what we would say (not even the president and I), each message was different and perfect for where we were.

 The mission leadership: 

 President Cropper, President Russell, and President Lowary.