Author Archives: Ann Laemmlen Lewis

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Words Tell: Descriptions of the 2020 Election Fallout

I’ve spent a few hours yesterday and today reading through news reports following the 2020 Presidential Election.  We are now day 10 and 11 post election.  Joe Biden is the President Elect.  Donald Trump has lost.  I find it fascinating … Continue reading

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“Show how love and joy, beauty and goodness shine out amongst the rubble.” –Wendell Berry

I grew up next door to my Grandma Elsa Laemmlen.  When I was a girl, I wandered through the orchard to visit her, often daily.  I knew her and she knew me.  We didn’t need to say much, we just … Continue reading

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Gathering Stories of Faith and Inspiration

  We have had an incredible couple of weeks in the Abidjan West Mission.  Every 6 weeks in every mission around the world, each missionary is interviewed by the Mission President.  Since we are filling in for the other Pres … Continue reading

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“Always Take At Least Two”

I don’t often keep the duplicate photos I take.  A wise photographer told me years ago, “Never take just one photo, always take at least two.  One will always be better than the other.”  It’s the best photography advice I’ve … Continue reading

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A Temporary Change of Assignment

In Africa you learn to expect the unexpected. Last March, remember how the travel lady here booked our tickets to Mali, but she did it in the names of Pres and Sis Lewis of the Abidjan West Mission (we’re the … Continue reading

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Meeting Martha Cragun Cox, a woman after my own heart.

I have been reading a wonderful book called Women’s Voices:  An Untold History of the  Latter-day Saints 1830-1900 by Kenneth W. Godfrey, Audrey Godfrey and Jill Mulvay Derr.  It is filled with journal entries and first person accounts of women … Continue reading

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A Matter of Bequeathal by Helen Mar Cook (1916-2015)

I have recently been introduced to the poetry of Helen Mar Cook.  Her son, David Cook, was our son, Aaron’s Mission President in Santiago, Chile.  Pres Cook has been sharing her poetry with me and with others and I have … Continue reading

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Ekaette’s World and Practical Christianity by Ann Laemmlen

Here’s an article I wrote that was published in the March 1989 Ensign. Ekaette’s World and Practical Christianity How a Nigerian sister taught me about true service and practical Christianity. by Ann Laemmlen I would like to introduce you to … Continue reading

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Turning Their Hearts

I saw this incredible piece of art today and I can’t stop staring at it.  Spanish artist, Juan Lucena painted this in honor of all the deceased grandparents of COVID 19 who were not able to say goodbye to their … Continue reading

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The Process of Becoming Christlike

I’ve been reading a very insightful book written by Bruce and Marie Hafen called Faith Is Not Blind. I’ve spent many years and a lot of energy putting things into my mind, willing facts and figures to stay put and … Continue reading

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