Our 4th Generation Missionaries

   From among the great grandchildren of Clyde Arthur Russell and Mary Bannister Russell, the ranks of missionaries and returned missionaries, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,  grows steadily. The list is in normal chronological order.  Scroll down to see their picture. The pictures are in reverse chronological order, with the most recent missionaries listed first.


Trevor Jensen is the son of Deborah Craig and Paul Jensen. He reported on March 30, 2005 for the Alaska Anchorage mission. We are proud of Trevor for his preparations and desires for missionary service.  We know that he will represent the Lord Jesus Christ and his family well.

Daniel Cook, son of Jeff and Judy Cook, left for the Mexico Chihuahua mission in December of 2004. Thank you, Daniel, for representing the Lord and your family in the mission field. We are proud of you and know that you will be  great missionary.

Brandon Berg is the son of David Berg and Connie Olson. He left in January of 2005 for the Illinois Peoria Mission - Spanish speaking.  Congratulations, Brandon, the Russell-Bannister family is proud of you and grateful for your representing them as well as the Lord Jesus Christ in your service!



Melissa Singleton blazed the trail for the Singleton Family.  She is the daughter of Michael and Jeannette Singleton, and entered the MTC at Provo on October 1, 2003, bound for the Morristown, New Jersey Mission. She enjoyed working with a wide variety of ethnic and religious groups there. We are proud of you, Melissa!


Braeden Cook, son of Kevin and Susan Cook, arrived in the Philippines on the 22nd of October, 2003. We know that Braeden will continue with the great tradition that his brother Cameron has established for the family. Our prayers are with you, Braeden.


Wayne Jensen reported June 19, 2002, to the MTC on his way to the Texas Houston Mission, just a stone's throw from his cousin Evan's mission! Our congratulations to Wayne, and our appreciation for carrying on the Missionary Tradition of the Russell-Bannister Family!


Cameron Cook is the son of Kevin and Susan Cook.  He reported on October 10, 2001, for service in the Nicaragua, Managua Mission and returned home in October, 2003 just days after is brother Braeden left for the Philippines!.   You represented your Savior and your family well. We are proud of you, Cameron.


Nathan Cook is the son of Jeff and Judy Cook. He served in Dusseldorf, Germany, from June 2000 to June 2002. Nathan taught in both English and in German. His two favorite towns were Mülheim and Elmshorn.  While in Germany he developed a special friendship with a man from Africa with whom he is corresponding. We are grateful for Nathan's service to the Lord!


Leésa Jensen is the daughter of Debra and Paul Jensen. She began her service in the Minnesota, Minneapolis Mission on May 17,  2000, and returned October 26,  2001. She served her Heavenly Father well.  We are proud of our Leésa. She joins the growing ranks of the wonderful Returned Missionaries of the Russell-Bannister Family.


Evan Cook is the son of Shawn and Geraldine Cook.  
He served in the Houston North Mission in Texas and returned  October, 2001. He spent much of his time in urban areas, and enjoyed finishing his mission in a rural area. He has represented the family and Heavenly Father well. We are proud of our Evan!



Christopher Berg, son of Warren and Nelly. Berg, served in the Bordeaux France Mission from 1988 to 1990.  He reports that besides the great privilege of being able to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, it was a wonderful cultural experience living in the south of France.  Our family is grateful to Christopher for his dedicated service to the people of France and to our Heavenly Father.



Joseph Berg, son of Warren and Nelly Berg, served in the Yucatan Mission from 1984 to 1985. He found it like living in the National Geographic magazine. Nonetheless, as he taught them the Gospel of the Savior, he marveled at the similarities between them and peoples of other cultures:  they played many of the same games, and were made happy and sad by so many of the same things as are peoples the world over. Our commendations to Joseph for his faithful service to the people of Yucatan.



Warren Berg, Jr., son of Warren and Nelly Berg, taught the Gospel of the Jesus Christ to the people of Hamburg, Germany from 1982 to 1984. He loved the people of Germany, and he especially loved the German Christmas traditions which emphasized the religious aspects of the holiday rather than commercialism.  Everybody seemed to get involved. Our family is proud of Warren for his loving service for our Savior, Jesus Christ.

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