To the Friends and Family of President and Sister Russell

To the Friends and Family of President and Sister Russell

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Today we have three zones together here in Roseburg:
 Roseburg, Grants Pass, and Coos Bay.
Before I began my presentation I had passed out the "Our Purpose" words on cards and ask the missionaries to stand and hold up the card with the words in order. I told them to really belt it out. Elder Chiu is small, about 90 pounds and his voice is small as well. Every time we would get to his line he said it as loud as he could, but it was barely heard. Then, I told them this was the last time and when it came to Elder Chiu his companion; Elder Mafi picked him up and he said it the loudest voice ever! I couldn't stop laughing. I asked them to do it one more time so
 I could get a picture for the blog.

 After my presentation there were a few more and it was time for


President Cropper, Elder Mabey,
and president Lowary take a moment to enjoy this great meal.

Elder Danley is helping Elder Mabey check all the cars in  the zones for oil level, tire pressure, cleanliness, etc. He's a tropper! (Even Sister Danley behind  is so proud of him!)

Elder and Sister Peterson and Elder and Sister Bernhardt on the right. We LOVE our senior couples!!!

On the left we have Elder Hill, Elder Peters, and Elder Lewis, then on to Elder Gage, Elder Holman, and Elder Cougar Larsen. You can see Elder Pierce sitting behind them.

On the left is Elder Alexander, Elder James Larsen, Elder Etherington, and Sister and Elder Woolley.

Here we have Elder Westover, Elder Peterson, Sister Rhoton, Sister Vance, and at the end is Sister Wilson with Sister Herbst. On the right we have Elder Thurgood with what appears to be an olive in his mouth, and Elder Wangsgard.

Elder Luke (your mom is probably rolling her eyes right now), Elder Murphy, and Elder Terry. On the right is Elder Atkinson.

And after that we go to more of the amazing Sisters! Sister Brown, Sister Cockrell, Sister Johnson and you can almost see Sister Peck. On the right front: Sister Herbst and Sister Wilson, Sister Vance and Sister Rhoton (again).

 Elder Dopp on the left and Elder Halam on the right.

A tentative smile from Sister Fjerstad, A big smile from Sister Wood. Sister Datwyler is eating a wonderful brownie with Sister Schroeder, and going around there is Sister Leavitt and Sister Minor with Elder Ellignhaus (probably with a big smile because he is next to all of these sweet Sisters).

 Elder Hatch always has a smile, Elder Bushman (eating healthy), peeking around him is Elder Cook and Elder Falatea, Elder Barclay and Elder Mafi. Front right is Elder Whirthlin, Elder Baxter, Elder Hoskins, Elder Simms,
Elder Henley, and Elder Rawlings.

Sister  Aguilar, Sister Hepworth, Elder Chiu, And the rest kind of moved around.


Sister Herbst, Elder Simms, Elder Barclay, Elder Westover, Elder Lewis, Elder Knell, Sister Vance, Sister Datwyler, Elder Alexander, Elder Hatch, and Elder Peterson!




President Lowary always have a great object lesson. He has Elder Hill holding a flashlight at the back of the room for Elder Barclay to see. With each (what seems to be insignificant) disobedience he puts another piece of cloth over Elder Barclay's eyes until he can not longer see any "Light". Pointing out that all sins matter, especially when you are a missionary because we need the Holy Ghost!