President and Sister Dunn

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Happy New Year

On this first day of the New Year we send our love to all our beloved SAJM missionaries. We pray that this will be a great year for all and look forward to staying connected and getting reunited as we can throughout this year.

On this first day of the New Year...the world is round and the place whcih may seem like the end may also be only the beginning. ~Ivy Baker Priest

Life as a journey. Life as a safari. Life as a pilgrimage. Life as a garden. Life as the highest art.

Pathfinders. Prospectors. Pioneers. Explorers. Archaelogistis. Pilgrims. Poets. Sojourners. Gardeners. Artists of the Everyday.

Where aer we headed in 2018. We are headed home. Ithaka.
But before we arrive, there are vast worlds awaiting exploration. Worlds within. Worlds without. Earth. Heaven.

Heaven on Earth.

Sometimes the terrain is rocky and the slopes steep. Sometimes the jungle is thick and its interior very dark. Sometimes the water is deep and the waves extremely rough.

Chronologically we just ended a year, but now are beginning again.

New Year's Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced and loved. Answers to be discovered.

Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing. Believe in yourself. and beleive that there is a loving Source- a Sower of Dreams- just waiting to be asked to help you make your dreams come true.

~Sarah Ban Breathnack


Remembering Elder Latu today



One year ago we were mourning the loss of Elder Latu at a memorial service in KaNymazane,
http://dunnsinjoburg.blogspot.com/2017/01/memories-of-elder-latu.html
who passed away on December 24, 2017.
We will never forget his spirit and devotion to the Savior.

Elder Latu was the trainer for Elder Andrews when he passed away. He will never be forgotten.


Monday, January 1, 2018

Welcome Home Garrett Warnock

What a great way to end the year 2017- with a SAJM missionary homecoming!  We were delighted to be invited to attend Garrett Warnock's special day in the Suncrest Ward in Draper, Utah. 
Dane Cowan was a companion to Garrett and we were thrilled to see him again and sit with him during the meeting, as well as attend the reception at his home following for family and close friends.

Garrett's mom and dad were so gracious in welcoming us and also telling us all about their opportunity to pick up Elder Warnock in South Africa.  Please keep us informed of any homecomings. We are honored to attend.



Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Kudos to Kyle Klintworth

Tonight was so special in our home. Kyle Klintworth was here for the evening and we cannot believe how special to get him in our home with us.  
Tonight was extra special in our home. We were able to host Elder Kyle Klintworth from Johannesburg, South Africa. He is headed to the Provo MTC tomorrow and tonight we could wish him well and gather with friends.
Many SAJM RM's came that had served in FourWays and known Kyle well. Quinn Jackson showed up.

AS well as Jace Riley. These two served in Fourways together.

Elder Stevenson also served in FourWays and just returned home last week form his mission. So fun to have him come, when we were just at his homecoming yesterday.

Fun to get the South African brothers together. Corbin de Kock and his friend Calvin came. Great to have them with us.

We took a minute to gather and hear how everyone was connected to Kyle.


Bob and Liz Cowan were with us as well as Sue and Caitlin Buehner.





Luke from the Fourways Ward is in Utah and came. Great to meet him.

We love the Cowan's.


The Wright Family are good friends of the Klintworths and they used to live in Fourways. They picked up Kyle tonight and will take him to the MTC tomorrow.


Elder Stevenson and Elder Warnock were the first to arrive. It is so fun to see them all together.



Monday, December 18, 2017

SAJMers in St. George

Elder Morrill, Elder Lambert, Elder Reid and Elder Broadhead gather at the Homecoming of Garrett Lambert in St. George on Sunday December 17, 2017

Elder and Sister Black and Elder and Sister Card were also in attendance and gathered with this group form their old district in Nelspruit. Other than Elder Gwaka, they were all present!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Homecoming Highlights

Sunday December 17, 2017
We had the pleasure of attending Elder Stevenson's homecoming today. Last week we were with Elder Dane Cowan. I am sad I did not get any photos with him, but hopefully he will send me some I can post here. We also understand that Elder Lambert had his today in St. George. Elder Warnock's homecoming is planned for Dec. 31 at 1 pm in the Suncrest First Ward in Draper. 

Any others- please share homecoming times and dates when you arrive home. We will come to all we can and others can be made aware, so they can participate.

We had a few Elders turn out to welcome Elder Stevenson home.

L-R-Garrett Warnock, Jacob Stevenson, Tanner Wegrowski, Tallen Wardle

 

We were invited to thier lovely home in Highland, Utah afterwards. It was great to see all the love and support Jacob has as he transitions back home. His mom Melissa is truly loved in their neighborhood and is an excited mom to welcome her son home. Thanks for the invite- we loved being present. It is a great way to invite the holiday spirit into our hearts- 


January 15 SAJM Fireside

All returned SAJM missionaries are invited
Upcoming SAJM Fireside

Dunn home
4045 Mt. Olympus Way SLC 84124
Monday January 15, 2018
6 pm Soup and Bread 
7 pm Special SA Speaker
Judy Brummer
Author, Spots
She will share her personal story of growing up in South Africa during Apartheid, joining the church and later translating the Book of Mormon into the African tribal language of Xhosa.
RSVP
Linda 
lpdunn@mac.com
801-702-2211