By Courtney Shaw
Summer Intern, Linden Valley
LINDEN — Most campers do not have the opportunity to attend Linden Valley Baptist Conference Center at the age of 5.
Melissa Russell did and it has had an impact on her life ever since.
When Russell was 5 years old, her mother taught Mission Friends at Northside Baptist Church in Columbia. One night the lesson focused on missions in China and her mother served Chinese food, a first for the 5-year-old. “We had never had that. It was weird spaghetti,” she recalled. [Read more…]