Author Archives: Ann Laemmlen Lewis

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Opportunity Cost

I led the discussion today in our Relief Society class.  The assigned topic was a talk given by President Oaks in last April’s General Conference called “Where Will This Lead?”  He began with the premise, “We make better choices and … Continue reading

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Roger Minert and German Immigrants in American Church Records

Roger Minert was my German research professor at BYU for many years.  Last night we went to his retirement party at the Rotary park near his home in Provo.  In 2004 I took my first class from him.  Because he … Continue reading

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An Elias Bushman Family Reunion in Lehi

On Saturday 27 July I celebrated Jacob Bushman’s birthday (my 2nd Great-grandpa) by attending a family reunion of his brother Elias’s descendants in Lehi, Utah.  I was thrilled to learn about this gathering and happy to go meet some of … Continue reading

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Pioneer Day Talk–Sacrifice and Service

Here is a talk I gave in our Orem Stonewood 4th Ward on Pioneer Day, 24 July 2011 Ann Lewis Pioneer Day–Sacrifice and Service I was born and raised on a farm in a small town in central California. My … Continue reading

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First things First!

John told me this week that I have to finish unpacking from Yakima before I can start packing for Mali.

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Something Big is Coming! A Call to West Africa!

We are finally able to share some very exciting news!  We have received another mission call!  We will be serving in the Cote d’Ivoire Abidjan East Mission which includes our dear friends in Mali!  On October 14th we’ll report to … Continue reading

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Beach Trip July 2019

We love going to the beach as a family!  This year didn’t disappoint.  We drove away from here on Friday July 5th, with a stop over in Las Vegas to see the Donny and Marie Show that evening.  During the … Continue reading

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A Child’s Pace

Everything around here has slowed down this month, to a child’s pace, and oh, what a gift that has been!  Clark and Josie have become the center of our lives for a few short weeks while Adam and Heidi are … Continue reading

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Camp Helaman, Manti National Forrest

This afternoon John and I were invited to speak to a group of about 50 young men from Sanpete and Sevier Counties and from Richfield Utah.  They’ve been at what’s called a “Camp Helaman” high in the Manti National Forrest. … Continue reading

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Things Grandmas Do

I’ve had some fun making pillowcases for Clark and Josie while they’ve been here.  These are quick, easy and fun.   I’ve got to teach these cute kids to love fabric from a young age! Clark LOVES school buses.  Here’s one … Continue reading

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