To the Friends and Family of President and Sister Russell

To the Friends and Family of President and Sister Russell

Monday, January 23, 2017

This past week we had zone conferences

We sing happy birthday to all missionaries with January or February birthdays. 
          These are the Eugene and Santa Clara zones

This is the Klamath Falls zone

      These are the Grants Pass, Medford, Central Point, and Roseburg zones

These are the Springfield, Corvallis zones

We have amazing stake Relief Society presidents that fixed us 

delicious lunches.
These sweet Sisters are from the Santa Clara stake.
Our own Erda Johnson is on the left. 

 Elder Gneiting (right) is so happy with his lunch! From the left, Elder Eckman, Elder Jensen, Elder Egan, and Elder Cluff agree.

These Elders are serious about lunch.

The Sisters are almost always happy!

Notice that Elder Finlinson (right)  has his napkin on his lap, way to go with the great etiquette!

 Elder Anderl (middle) is deep in a conversation with these Elders.

Again, the happy Sisters!

 I'm pretty sure they didn't know I was taking their picture.

Elder Danley is our housing coordinator. He seems a little perplexed about his lunch.

 President Lowary is back and feeling great!! Elder Cronin (center) is telling him a funny story.

Sister Peterson is having a good laugh (front). Elder Watson, Sister Harrison, Sister Heaton, Sister Persson, and Sister Wood are also being entertained.

Looks like some of the Elders are enjoying this more than others.

Check out the pure satisfaction on these Elder's faces.

These Sisters are listening intently as President Russell reads some "shining Moments" or "OYMing" (Open Your Mouth) awards that result in a new investigator. Each zone leader is asked to provide two of each from their zone. President Russell gives the winners a package of Oreos.

Elder Sivula and his sweet wife (front) with Elder Mabey, Elder Danley and Elder Gage are also listening to president Russell.

We were planning on having Medford, Central Point, and Grants Pass zones today. Roseburg zone was going to Coos Bay, but because of a landslide that blocked all traffic on Hwy 42 from Roseburg to Coos Bay we added Roseburg to our zone conference today. The wonderful Sisters in the Medford regrouped with only a day's notice and made enough for four zones instead of three. You can see Elder Poston, Elder Bushman and Elder Cook on the left and Elders Luke, Hoskins, and Elder Hatch on the right are all smiles.

Elder and Sister Peterson are busy eating on the left. Sister Alldredge is giggling, she's good at it because she's always happy.

Elder Larsen on the left is getting a little crazy, but happy! His companion, Elder Smith gives the thumbs-up. On the right Elder Montague also gives the Thumbs-up (it's probably because lunch was so fantastic). Next to Elder Montague is Elder Palomeque and you can just see Elder Horne peeking over the top.

Elder Hafen on the left shows us that he can count to two and Elder  McClure on the right can also count to two!
The greatest zones in the greatest mission ever:

The Roseburg zone

The Grants Pass zone

The Central Point zone

The Medford zone

The Klamath Falls zone
(With Elder Mabey on the back left, Elder Danley second from the right back, and President Cropper back far right)

 The Corvallis zone

 The Coos Bay zone

 The Santa Clara zone

 The Eugene zone

The Springfield zone

With every zone conference we had a musical number, however, I didn't always have my phone to take pictures of the musical numbers, but I did in Klamath Falls. All of the Elders in the zone sang. All of the musical number were fantastic!!

President Russell and I LOVE zone conferences, well, we just love being with the missionaries!