Update From Elder Russell's Mom:
Elder Russell arrived in Cameroon Tuesday April 19th. He had a 5 hour layover in France where He was able to call us late Monday (April 18th) night. It was wonderful to hear his happy, nervous and excited voice.
Here is an email received from his Mission President:
We are happy inform you that Elder Russell, arrived safely in the Republic of Congo Brazzaville Mission since last Tuesday through the Republic of Cameroon. He seems well prepared and ready to serve the Lord and has a great desire to improve his French and teach the Gospel to the People of Africa. He first assignment is in Douala, in Republic of Cameroon.
He will be e-mailing you every Monday since this is the Preparation day in the Mission, but there could be some Monday when you will not receive his email, be Patient it could be the lack of Electricity or the Internet is missing that is the reality in Africa, he will still have to email you on other chance. He has instructed him not to miss the opportunity to communicate with you every Monday.
Sister Monga and myself, both we are so happy to have your son with us in this mission and we are looking forward to work together and communicate with you whenever it will be necessary.
President and Sister Monga