Latter-day Saint Life

Family Members React After 2 Latter-day Saint Volunteers Sent Home from Russia


Two Latter-day Saint volunteersdetained for nearly three weeks in Novorossiysk, Russia, have left for the United States and their families are rejoicing and expressing relief.

Elder Kole Brodowski, 20, was near the end of his volunteer service and is returning home to Garden Grove, California. Elder David Gaag, 19, will be reassigned to serve as a church missionary in a different mission.

Brodowski's father exulted in a Facebook post, saying, "God is there, our prayers were answered" and "Hallelujah it's over."

Story by Tad Walch, Deseret News
Lead image: Kole Brodowski, 20, and David Gaag, 20, were released Wednesday by authorities in Novorossiysk, Russia, following nearly three weeks in detention. Retrieved from the Deseret News

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