Monthly Archives: December 2014

Merry Christmas from our Family to Yours!

Here are a few family photos Claire took this afternoon of our family in the back yard.  We’ve had a glorious White Christmas!  We got to Skype with Aaron this morning at 11:00.  It’s 95 degrees today in Chile!  He’s … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve 2014 in the Lewis Home

One hundred years ago this evening a miraculous thing happened on Flander’s Fields during WWI.  The fighting stopped, a truce was called, and with a lone soldier singing Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht, the troops from both sides left their trenches … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

“If the Savior were among us today, we would find Him where He always was—ministering to the meek, the downcast, the humble, the distressed, and the poor in spirit. During this Christmas season and always, may we give to Him … Continue reading

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Remembering Joseph

Today is the birth day of Joseph Smith, prophet of the Restoration.  He was born in humble circumstances 0n 23 December 1805 in Sharon, Vermont.  At a young age he prayed and asked God for clarity and direction.  His prayers … Continue reading

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Room in the Inn

Several years ago my good friend, Marvin Gardner wrote a Christmas carol that has become a favorite in our family.  John has sung it at many events in his beautiful baritone-bass voice.  Marv and I worked together as magazine editors … Continue reading

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Our Mission Assignment . . .

The assignment has arrived.  We have received a call to open a new mission in the state of Washington, in a place called Yakima!  We’ll begin our mission there on or about the first of July 2015. Isn’t it so interesting … Continue reading

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Here we are!

John & Ann Lewis, December 2014 Below is a short history we were asked to submit with our mission papers. Personal History Missionary Portal 24 Nov. 2014 John is one of nine children, raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles; … Continue reading

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Magnify, Multiply, Maximize and Mobilize

I am still thinking about the word “multiplicity” mentioned in the post last week about the fortune cookie message.  Last January I picked a few simple words for my New Year’s Resolutions:   Magnify, Multiply, Maximize and Mobilize. These words have been … Continue reading

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Carol of Joy

Every December BYU School of Music has the most exquisite choir concert. We attended this week and my heart was filled to overflowing as we listened to sacred carols of this Christmas season. The closing number, my favorite carol of … Continue reading

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A Mission Call Has Arrived!

Last month, out of the blue, we received a phone call from Elder Bednar’s office asking us to come visit with him.  We did.  He was wonderful.  At the end of about 45 minutes of questions and responses, he said, … Continue reading

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