Category Archives: Mission

John’s Swiss Missionary Reunion

We got together with a group of John’s Swiss Missionary companions today for a delightful afternoon of visiting and eating Swiss foods.  John served in Switzerland 1973-1975.  Some of these friends hadn’t seen each other in years.  I enjoyed listening … Continue reading

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Meet Animan from Ivory Coast!

Here is another article I helped with that was published in the Friend magazine this month. From my journal on 7 March 2021: The Editor of the Friend sent me sample questions they use in a series of articles about … Continue reading

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Meet Matt and Karen Parsons, our Malian Replacements

Matt and Karen Parsons have been called to serve in the Cote d’Ivoire Abidjan East Mission.  This week they are receiving their training at the Provo Missionary Training Center.  We’ve been meeting with them every other week or so since … Continue reading

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A Cote d’Ivoire Abidjan East Missionary Reunion

We had many Americans serving in our Abidjan East Mission who are now home.  We decided to organize a reunion here to get everyone together again.  Many are in school here in Utah, some are now married, others are working.  … Continue reading

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Our Washington Yakima Mission Reunion 15 October 2021

One of the great joys of coming home is returning to our beloved Yakima missionaries.  We’ve really missed these dear friends.  This week we had our first reunion in 2 years.  With the Covid restrictions while we were away, they … Continue reading

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Our Homecoming Talks

Ann Lewis Homecoming Talk 19 September 2021 We have recently returned from serving a 2 year mission in Bamako, Mali and Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa. We lived in a world very very different from our home here. Many of … Continue reading

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Life Lessons From My Stay in Bamako

Here are the thoughts I shared in my farewell talk Sunday in the Bamako Branch. I have learned many important lessons while we have lived here in Bamako. I’d like to share some of these lessons with you today. J’ai … Continue reading

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It’s Ramadan– A Month of Fasting and Prayer

We have entered into the month of Ramadan here in Mali.  We notice changes around us everyday in our neighborhood and among our friends.  Here are some of the things I’m learning about Ramadan. What is Ramadan? Ramadan is the … Continue reading

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The Temple is a House of God

From the 15th to the 19th of February we were with a group of 24 missionaries in Accra.  These were missionaries who started their missions after the COVID pandemic closed temples all around the world.  Usually young missionaries go to … Continue reading

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COVID testing in Abidjan

Our missionary work in the Cote d’Ivoire Mission requires us to travel back and forth between Abidjan and Bamako and each time we fly we’re required to show proof of a negative COVID test.  After only 2 weeks since testing … Continue reading

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