Category Archives: Mission

In the Meantime–Bamako Friends at the Accra Temple!

This also happened today–some of our dearest friends received their temple blessings.  This group traveled from Bamako to Accra, Ghana with Elder Parsons who took our place with his wife after we left. Biggo and Valerie were endowed and their … Continue reading

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A TEMPLE TO BE BUILT IN EKET, NIGERIA!!!

I have been feeling very teary all week, since the announcement of the Temple in Eket at General Conference last Sunday.  I was so overcome with the announcement, I had to leave the room and cry for awhile. Here are … Continue reading

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A Wedding and our Missionaries

We missed a lot of our missionary weddings while we were in Africa.  Some of our missionaries have been home 7 years now.  Our WYM family is growing with spouses and children.  It’s a joy to watch and to be … Continue reading

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John’s Swiss Missionary Reunion (Edwin “Ted” Q. Cannon 1971-1974 Group)

John served a mission in Switzerland 1973-1975.  He Loved it there and has enjoyed keeping in touch with missionary friends here and in Switzerland.  They’ve been trying hard to find and contact as many missionaries as possible from their era … Continue reading

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Washington Yakima Mission Reunion 2022

This evening was incredible.  We held our WYM Reunion here in the back yard.  We’ve decided on a once a year reunion from here on out, held in the summer on a Saturday afternoon, so our friends have time to … Continue reading

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Mavis Hutchison, The Galloping Granny, Dies at Age 97

South African ultrarunning legend Mavis Hutchison dies Published by Sinazo Mkoko on May 20, 2022 Affectionately known as the “Galloping Granny”, Hutchinson passed away yesterday at the age of 97. She was a pioneer for women in running, and especially as an ultra-marathon … Continue reading

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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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