Category Archives: Humanitarian Work

40 Years Commemorating the Revelation on the Priesthood given 8 June 1978

On 8 June 1978, I was attending BYU when the news of the revelation on the Priesthood reached the airwaves.  The excitement on campus was explosive!  I stood in line at a pay phone in the Harold B. Lee Library, … Continue reading

Posted in Humanitarian Work, Lewis Family, Mission | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Family History, Humanitarian Work | 1 Comment

A Special Visitor–Mary Ellen Edmunds!

Today my dearest friend, companion and mentor, Mary Ellen Edmunds passed through town with our friend, Leanne.  They stopped at the Mission Home for an hour or so and we had a sweet reunion.  Mary Ellen and I worked together … Continue reading

Posted in Humanitarian Work, Lewis Family | Leave a comment

Ann Laemmlen and Mary Ellen Edmunds in Nigeria: Our report to headquarters 27 October 1984

From 1984-1987 I lived in Eket, Nigeria.  Mary Ellen Edmunds and I were sent to direct a child health project for the Thrasher Research Fund in Salt Lake City.  I recently found this report we sent to headquarters not long … Continue reading

Posted in Family History, Humanitarian Work | 6 Comments

A Vaccine for Malaria?

I have an app on my phone that shows me news headlines from all the major newspapers each day.  Sometimes at night, when I’m in bed waiting to go to sleep, I check to see what’s happening out there in … Continue reading

Posted in Humanitarian Work | Leave a comment

Same Difference by Ann Laemmlen

Here’s an article I wrote back in 1989 after spending 3 years in Nigeria doing humanitarian work in a village called Eket:

Posted in Humanitarian Work, Thoughts and Insights | 2 Comments

If we look the other way

Having charity and caring for one another is not simply a good idea. It is not simply one more in a seemingly infinite list of things we ought to consider doing. It is the core of the gospel—an indispensable, essential, … Continue reading

Posted in Humanitarian Work, Thoughts and Insights | Leave a comment