Category Archives: Ann Lewis

John’s Turn With COVID

On Thursday, 11 March, the day after we returned home to Bamako from Abidjan, John took a COVID test.  We learned that the Mission President and his wife had just tested positive, and we’d just spent the day before we … Continue reading

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My COVID Test was POSITIVE!

I have one thing to say.  I am GRATEFUL. Last week after the expedition left us (Sunday evening) we learned that Judy was sick when she got home on Tuesday with a bad cold:  runny nose, fever, cold symptoms.  Thursday … Continue reading

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An Accounting of my 2020 Year

This has been one interesting year!  There has been nothing like it on record, in the history of the world.  In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and other disasters that have swept our globe and our hearts with emotions ranging … 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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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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Things Fall Apart

It’s an interesting thing to be out of the country, watching from a distance, when it seems like America as we know it is imploding, self-destructing.  This last week in Minneapolis  a black man named George Floyd was killed by … Continue reading

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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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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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Sometimes we try to keep too many irons in the fire.

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Grateful in Abidjan

Today in Abidjan. During this holiday season, I’m grateful for simple blessings like fruit and thundershowers.

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