Category Archives: Mission

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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Something Big is Coming! A Call to West Africa!

We are finally able to share some very exciting news!  We have received another mission call!  We will be serving in the Cote d’Ivoire Abidjan East Mission which includes our dear friends in Mali!  On October 14th we’ll report to … Continue reading

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The Bamako Mali Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized 9 July 2017!

The first LDS Branch in Mali was organized today in Bamako! A second group was organized near Ouelessebougou in the village of Farako. My friends in Mali rejoice today. I rejoice with them! On May 23, Elder Bednar visited Ouelessebougou … Continue reading

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Inside a Mormon Mission

If any of you every want to take a look inside the world of Mormon Missionaries, come join me here: https://yakimamission.wordpress.com/ I’m keeping track of our mission experiences on this other blog.  Our lives are full and busy every single day.  It’s joyful … Continue reading

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