President and Sister Dunn

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Special SAJM connections.

September had some special moments for us with making connections. We had the pleasure to enjoy an evening with Aaron and Emilee Leman during their amazing trip to the US. They stayed with Aaron's brother and also a missionary who had the chance to teach and baptize both Aaron and Emilee's mothers. How sweet to be able to reap the blessings of those conversions many year's go, by hosting these two all these years later..

This past month we have had special opportunities to continue to make South Africa connections.  Having Elder Kevin Martin stay overnight with us was a pleasure. He shared the details of his engagement and plans to get married in the spring.
We were so thrilled to see him and share in this milestone with him.

I also had the chance to finally meet Judy Brummer. She is form South Africa and lives in Provo. She is a popular fireside speaker and shares her remarkable story in numerous books and through her talks. I have her set to speak to missionaries and friends on Tuesday October 10th at 12:00 noon at the BYU Broadcasting Center. If you wish to attend, please contact me at

I am so happy to have made acquaintance with this darling new friend.

1st 2014-2017 SAJM Reunion

Our first 2014-2017 SAJM reunion
Friday September 29, 2017
BYU Broadcasting Building
So fun to see missionaries
Front row- Adam Swindlehurst, Jon Olson, Albert May, Landon Broadhead, Michael Reese, Taylor Perkins, Tanner Clegg, Joe Koyle, Zach Anderson, Janson Worton
Back row: Josey Browning, Sean Pickup, Tanner Todd, Jacob Dean, Christopher Morrill, Jonny Smalley, Tanner Wegrowski, Devin Thompson, Spencer Dutson, Stephen Savage, Connor Stapley, Spencer Smith, Bridger Silvester, Jace Riley, James Olydroyd, Dylan Compton Baby Cazier and Calvin Cazier
Crazy shot with everyone

Great senior couples served alongside us and so many were able to be with us tonight.  
Dunns, Hansens, Jeffries, Thompsons, Brammers, Harwards, Davies, Clowards, Piers, Taylors, Dummers, Winwards, Heyens, Sister Mimi

Sister Mimi from the Polokwane ward was visiting for conference and able to be with us tonight. What a pleasure to have her in our midst and have her share her testimony and love for the missionary work. Elder Swindlehurst and Elder Broadhead with Sister Mimi

Sister Harward, Sister Heyen and Sister Winward

Connor Stapley and Tyler Carpenter writing updates for us to share.

Zach Anderson checking out the scrapbook annual history

Camille and Calvert Cazier came and brought their 5 week old little girl.
We were so appreciative to the planning ocmmittee. Tanner Todd, Jon Olson, Sean Pickup, Tanner Clegg, Mitch Williams and Tanner Wegrowski all helped Sister Allred and President Dunn and myself to make the arrangements. Tanner is speaking and sharing our theme of UBUNTU: I AM BECAUSE WE ARE!

Adam Swindlehurst and Landon Broadhead

Brent and Lissa Thompson

Kent and Sherrie Allred

Jacob Dean, Sean Pickup and Rachel- here with Sean!

Jane Charchenko and Jacob Dean

Our newest parents- Camille and Calvin Cazier

Stephen Savage, Adam Swindlehurst and Tanner Wegrowski

Sister Mimi

The Heyen's came donw from Oregon for the reunion.

President Dunn greeting Melanie and Larry Hansen

The Cloward's 

Adam, Landon, Janson, James and Zach

Zach and James

Connor and Tyler

Monday, August 28, 2017

SAJM Reunion details

President and Sister Dunn are getting excited
for the 1st official SAJM reunion.

Please mark your calendar for Friday September 29, 2017.
BYU Broadcasting Center
 6-9 pm.
Potluck dinner.
Please provide an update* for the program.
*We want one from every single missionary if possible.
Provide a picture of yourself since arriving home and give us a "tweet" of up 50-100 words of what you are up to. 
The following information is what we are looking for:
  • Recent picture of you and your wife/children (if applicable)
  • Are you married/dating someone special (name?)
  • Current employment or school you are attending
  • Life goals. Where do you see yourselves in 5 years
  • What is something you have accomplished or a favorite thing you have done since returning from the mission
Please help us get updates from any of your companions.
Contact Sean Pickup to provide updates:

We are also inviting each missionary to bring something for the potluck dinner.
Contact Tanner Todd

for food assignments.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Reunion Coming: September 29, 2017

Dear SAJMer's,

Our first official reunion is coming up on Friday September 29, 2017. We need help in planning this event and involving as many of our returned missionaries as possible. We are forming a committee to help plan food, venue, program and outreach to missionaries all over the world.

We have a few times we have identified to meet. One of the planning meetings is this week, (tomorrow) on Tuesday August 22nd at 6 pm at the BYU Broadcasting Building, BYUB. Please let us know if we can expect you.  

If you are planning to come, please meet in the lobby of BYUB at 6 and we will go upstairs to a board room on the 3rd floor for our meeting. Pizza will be ordered for the end of the meeting and Sister Allred is bringing a salad!  We plan to meet from 6-7 and adjourn no later than 7:30.

Please invite anyone from the SAJM to come in case they did not see the invite on the blog, facebook or through e-mail.

If this meeting does not work for you, we will be gathering again on campus for a lunch meeting on Monday September 11th at noon in the Broadcast Building or at 7 pm at our home in SLC, 4045 Mt. Olympus Way. 

We are offering a few times to engage as many as possible in the planning and outreach.

Please let us know if you plan on attending any of these times and dates offered.

President and Sister Dunn

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

We love SAJM visitors!

We love getting news and updates form missionaries all over the world. Elder Christopher Dzowa returned home to Malawi and has shared with us his highs and lows as he is adjusting to post mission life. We send him and all our beloved missionaries our love and support.

ON Sunday August 12, 2017, we hosted Elder Devon Rash for Sunday lunch. H eis in the planning stage to get back on his mission. WE are praying he will be sent back to the SAJM!!

We enjoyed looking at the mission scrapbook and all the pictures of the missionaries he knows.
On Monday (the next day) we hosted a BBQ with our special guest: Corbin de Kock- from South Africa, going to school here.

Nick and Lindsay Menendez have been workng in Scottsdale this summer and just returned. It was fun to have them over and spend an evening together.

Nick and Lndsay are so fun to be with. What a great couple they make.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

SAJM Fall Reunion Coming

Please mark your calendars for Friday September 29th for an SAJM 2014-2017 reunion. This is the night before General Conference begins.

At this point we are planning on hosting it at the BYU Broadcast Building. More details will be forthcoming. 

We invite anyone to participate on a planning committee if your time allows.  We are offering 2 planning meeting times for anyone interested in helping to find missionaries and/or help plan the evenings activities to volunteer by coming to one of the following meetings:

Tuesday August 22- BYU Broadcasting Building, meet in lobby at 6 pm (will order pizza for those that can attend)
Monday September 11- BYU Broadcasting Building, meet in lobby at 12 noon* lite lunch served
Monday September 11- Dunn's home- 4045 Mt. Olympus Way, meet at 7 pm *food served!!

These three times are options to come and gather and share ideas and volunteer to make the reunion one that involves as many Elders as possible. We want to contact as many of our returned missionaries and get video clips from those that cannot attend. We also want to have a slideshow if possible. Food needs to be planned as well as activities for the evening.

Please RSVP to or on the SAJM 2014-2017 Facebook page if you can attend any of the meeting times listed.  We will cancel any times that do not get response from RM's to attend.