Author Archives: Ann Laemmlen Lewis

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Building a Food Supply in Abidjan during COVID Times

We are passing through some interesting times.  At the beginning of March we traveled to Accra, Ghana with church members to attend the temple.  We had a glorious week there with them, then they returned to Bamako and we flew … Continue reading

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Aaron Lewis Graduates from BYU During the Corornavirus Era

Aaron received a package this week from Brigham Young University.  He has completed his degree in Mechanical Engineering!  What a wild and crazy last semester he and all the students across the country have had.  With just a few weeks … Continue reading

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Advice from An Old Farmer

Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. Keep skunks and bankers at a distance. Life is simpler when you plow around the stump. A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor. Words that soak into … Continue reading

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Advice From a Farmer’s Wife

Whenever you return a borrowed pie pan, make sure it’s got a warm pie in it. Invite lots of folks to supper. You can always add more water to the soup. There’s no such thing as woman’s work on a … Continue reading

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Breathing Life into Old Photos

I’ve made a wonderful discovery this week.  Our friends at MyHeritage have offered their photo colorizing services free during this month of COVID-19 drama.  You can upload a black and white photo on their site and in a few seconds, … Continue reading

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A Gift from Heaven

In the middle of all of the chaos in the world around us, a perfect little granddaughter joined our family today.   Her name is Margot.  Her father delivered her, but her mom did most of the work. I cried when … Continue reading

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The World Changed

An intruder has come into our lives.  By the end of this day, 150 countries will have reported more than 150,000 cases of the Coronavirus worldwide.  And this is just the beginning.  We’ve all been watching the numbers spread and … Continue reading

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Each of us is a Pioneer

Today important visitors arrived in Bamako.  Brother Norbert Ounleu from Accra and Brother Matt Heiss from Salt Lake City have come to gather oral histories from our Pioneer members here in Mali.   This is an exciting time for our members … Continue reading

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A Gift of Christ: Often it maketh my bones to quake

Before leaving his disciples, Jesus promised them an incredible gift–a gift that would surpass any gift ever given. I thought about that gift in the dark pre-dawn hours on this Christmas morning as I waited in bed, listening to the … Continue reading

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Christmas in Bamako 2019 “Prayer is Better than Sleep”

I woke in the dark pre-dawn this Christmas morning to the cries of the muezzin at the mosque across the street, calling us to prayer.   These reminders come daily, every few hours, reminding us that there is a God in … Continue reading

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