Author Archives: Ann Laemmlen Lewis

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We’re All Together Again!! Family Vacation in Newport 1-16 Nov 2021

For the last 2 years we have looked forward to a beach vacation with all of our kids.  Our favorite family destination is Newport Beach, even if  it’s November and we are the only ones on the beach! Adam and … Continue reading

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Feeling Fallish

It’s the most beautiful time of the year here in Orem, Utah.  Our yard is beautiful right now, full of splendid color. “Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.”  –Emily Bronte “Autumn leaves don’t fall, they … Continue reading

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A Trip to Texas

John and I spent several days in Texas this last week.  We got to attend the marriage and sealing of 2 of our dear missionaries, William King and Emma Hull.  We enjoyed wandering around the University of Texas before the … Continue reading

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WFH = Working From Home and Covid

We’ve stepped back into a world that is very different than the one we left.  Because of the Covid pandemic, most employees, including Claire and Aaron, are still working from home.   It’s a bonus for us to have them nearby … Continue reading

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Our Washington Yakima Mission Reunion 15 October 2021

One of the great joys of coming home is returning to our beloved Yakima missionaries.  We’ve really missed these dear friends.  This week we had our first reunion in 2 years.  With the Covid restrictions while we were away, they … Continue reading

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“If we don’t tell them, who will?” Speaking at the Daughters of Utah Pioneers Fall Social

Here are the notes from my comments: 18 October 2021 DUP Utah North Center Company, Fall Social, Orem You are here because you descend from an ancestor who you love who did some amazing and hard things. I wish we … Continue reading

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It’s Good to be Back!

After spending the last 2 years in Africa, we have returned to our Orem home.  We’ve been home a month now, and it’s time I checked back in here.  Sometimes you just need to take a little break to sit … Continue reading

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Our Homecoming Talks

Ann Lewis Homecoming Talk 19 September 2021 We have recently returned from serving a 2 year mission in Bamako, Mali and Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa. We lived in a world very very different from our home here. Many of … Continue reading

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Life Lessons From My Stay in Bamako

Here are the thoughts I shared in my farewell talk Sunday in the Bamako Branch. I have learned many important lessons while we have lived here in Bamako. I’d like to share some of these lessons with you today. J’ai … Continue reading

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It’s Ramadan– A Month of Fasting and Prayer

We have entered into the month of Ramadan here in Mali.  We notice changes around us everyday in our neighborhood and among our friends.  Here are some of the things I’m learning about Ramadan. What is Ramadan? Ramadan is the … Continue reading

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