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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!

My new selfie stick!

The Assistants found a selfie stick in their truck and brought it over to me.  They said, “Sister Lewis!  Now you can be in the group photos at Zone Conferences!”  The first try didn’t go so well.  Figuring out the … Continue reading

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Always remember them. . .

From our Sunday School lesson today: Referring to the pioneers, President Hinckley said: “I will never get over being thankful to them; I hope you never get over being thankful to them. I hope that we will always remember them. … Continue reading

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Keep you a diary, my friend

On Journal Writing, from the London Magazine, reprinted in the Deseret News 16 July 1862 From the Deseret News, July 16, 1862 If a man keeps no diary, the path crumbles away behind him as his feet leave it; and … Continue reading

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Days for Girls Love from Utah

My dear friends, Melissa Clark and Wendy Barton are with Celeste Mergens today in Utah, where more than 5000 DfG kits will be assembled, breaking a Guinness World Record.  What they have done to prepare for this day is almost … Continue reading

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Grace Laemmlen, teaching at Washington School in Leitersberg, Maryland 1955-1956

My mother, Grace Laemmlen, was a school teacher.  After she and my dad married in June 1954, they traveled to Hagerstown, Maryland where my dad served for two years as the administrator of the hospital at Brook Lane Farm.  As … Continue reading

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A New Mission Car

After 2 years of driving this wonderful Highlander, we hit 50,000 miles and we were told we’d have to trade it in before the value dropped.  This car has served us well, as we’ve driven all over central Washington.  MapQuest … Continue reading

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Cecilia Samuel Paul, LDS Pioneer in Eket, Nigeria

In 1984 Mary Ellen Edmunds and I went on a grand adventure.  We went to live in a village called Eket in Cross River State (which is now in the Ikwa Ibom State), Nigeria.  We were sent by the Thrasher … Continue reading

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