Category Archives: Mission

“Always Take At Least Two”

I don’t often keep the duplicate photos I take.  A wise photographer told me years ago, “Never take just one photo, always take at least two.  One will always be better than the other.”  It’s the best photography advice I’ve … Continue reading

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A Temporary Change of Assignment

In Africa you learn to expect the unexpected. Last March, remember how the travel lady here booked our tickets to Mali, but she did it in the names of Pres and Sis Lewis of the Abidjan West Mission (we’re the … 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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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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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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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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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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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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First things First!

John told me this week that I have to finish unpacking from Yakima before I can start packing for Mali.

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