Linda Russell (73) is a global missionary for the Church of the Nazarene serving in Moscow, Russia since 1995. After receiving her bachelor’s in elementary education, she began a teaching career in Meridian, Idaho where she also became involved in the ministry life of Boise First Nazarene Church. Linda earned a master of education degree from Northwest Nazarene College and completed 17 years of teaching before taking a year’s leave of absence to serve as a Nazarene In Volunteer Service (NIVS) in Moscow. After three months she was asked to stay on permanently, which she clearly felt called to do. Linda has an administrative role on the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Field and teaches two evening English classes a week at the Moscow Ministry Center. During the summer, she enjoys organizing and participating in Vacation Bible School and day camps on the Russia North District as well as coordinating an annual CIS Youth in Mission team.