To the Friends and Family of President and Sister Russell

To the Friends and Family of President and Sister Russell

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Yesterday we welcomed twelve new missionaries to the OEM!
Sometimes when these new missionaries first enter the airport terminal they come with a little fear and trepidation, not so this time!
They walked into the terminal like Helaman's 2000 Stripling Warriors! 







They are waiting for their luggage. I wait to the side with all of their carry-on bags. 






 Sister Herbst and Sister Brown spotted me taking pictures. Check out those gorgeous smiles!






Almost ready to go!










 And...we are off!!!






Oh, wait, we should get our carry-on luggage from Sister Russell (as she snaps more pictures).






 Now, we are headed out to the van which has a trailer attached to it for the luggage.














It's a beautiful day in Eugene, Oregon, temperature about 75 degrees.

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The first group photo of the newest Stripling Warriors to the OEM!


Front row left: Sisters Schroeder, Stimpson, Brown, Herbst, and Peck. Sister Russell and President Russell. Back row left: Elders Gneiting, Broadbent, Merkley,  Johnson, Henley, Willits, 
and Elder Mazyck.

Only the best for the OEM!