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About annlaemmlenlewis

I am member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I am currently serving as a Missionary in the Washington Yakima Mission. Welcome to my personal blog, Ann's Words, and my Mission blog, Our Yakima Mission. If you are interested in family history stories and histories, you can find those posted in Ann's Stories. Thanks for looking in!

Ensign Frank Blair asked the right question

I listened recently to a talk given by Elder Larry Y. Wilson.  He told the story of Ensign Frank Blair during the Korean War. During the Korean War, Ensign Frank Blair served on a troop transport ship stationed in Japan. The … Continue reading

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Nobody else can

From Life’s Journeys According to Mister Rogers, pp. 30-31 Yo-Yo Ma is one of the most other-oriented geniuses I’ve ever known. His music comes from a place very deep within his being. During a master class, Yo-Yo gently led young … Continue reading

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Meeting Harriet Matilda Barker Smuin

For the last 2.5 years, the time I have to do family history research has been limited.  In my spare minutes, I’ve been adding photos and stories to FamilySearch, where others can find them.  I’ve added more than 2100 “Memories” … Continue reading

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Christmas Traditions Bless our Families

In the last 6 weeks or so, I’ve visited with about 170 missionaries who were away from home this Christmas.  I asked them to write down for me 2 of their family’s favorite Christmas traditions.  Actually, with most of them, … Continue reading

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A Birthday in Yakima!

It’s a new year and I’m a new age.  I was born on 5 January 1959.  Today I turn 59.  I think that’s a golden birthday, of sorts! 2017 was a wonderful year.  Most of my life is recorded daily … Continue reading

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President Thomas S. Monson (1927-2018)

Our dear Prophet, President Monson went Home last night.  His life was filled with kindness to others.  We will miss him.

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The Lewis Family, December 2017, Yakima

Photos by Claire

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