Author Archives: Ann Laemmlen Lewis

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Love from Africa!

We are in Abidjan!  We arrived a few days ago and have been busy getting acquainted with this new home.  Next week we hope to go to Mali.  I’ve started a mission blog for these next 2 years where I’ll … Continue reading

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Dad is Preparing to Exit

This week while we were in the MTC, my Dear Dad had a bad stroke.  We’re both entering new territory.   The doctors tell us his stroke was massive; the left carotid artery was totally blocked resulting in the stroke being in … Continue reading

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Week #2 at the MTC!

Last Monday we returned to the MTC for a second fabulous week of training.   I love the MTC.  As a young missionary learning Afrikaans, I was there 15 weeks in 1981-1982 learning and waiting for my visa.  The MTC was … Continue reading

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Farewells Underway

Today I went to my quilt group for the last time before we depart.  I love these women and I love our hours together each week, visiting, creating, lifting and sharing.  These are women of faith and goodness.  And they … Continue reading

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A Year of Quilts–38 Total Finished!

I’ve promised to post a gallery of the quilts I’ve finished since returning from our mission in Washington.  I think they total 38.  These quilts are all ages–some were started more than 20 years ago, some were started just before … Continue reading

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A Little Pumpkin is Coming!

Oh Happy Day!

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Raisins and Some Grape Etiquette

I was born and raised in the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley, the granddaughter and daughter of a farmer.  All of my father’s ancestors were grape growers in Germany, and they still are today.  I grew up running through … Continue reading

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General Conference Weekend

General Conference weekends ares always the highlights of the year in April and October.  And Fall is my favorite season, so this last weekend was pretty perfect in every way.  Oh how I love listening to the words of our … Continue reading

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WYM Reunion October 2019!

Last night we had our 3rd Washington Yakima Mission Reunion here in Orem at our Stake Center.  It was incredible!  More than 200 loved ones came to celebrate and reminisce about the wonderful time we spent in Washington together.   It … Continue reading

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A Week in the MTC!

Because of our unique assignment, the wonderful powers that be included us in a week of Humanitarian training at the MTC this last week.  It was amazing to be back on this campus, learning and preparing again to “go forth.” … Continue reading

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