President and Sister Dunn

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Zach Louw comes to visit from London/South Africa

What a delight to have Zach Louw visiting Utah on a business assignment. Zach and his wife Amber live in London now, but they are both native South Africans. Zach grew up in Cape Town and Amber in Johannesburg. 
They moved once married to New Zealand and then went to London for job opportunities. Now, they are working for  YoungLiving in London. The job brings Zach to Utah on business, since Young Living is headquartered here.
We hosted a dinner at the BYU Broadcasting Building for anyone that could come on Tuesday January 15, 2019.

We enjoyed a spaghetti dinner together in the board room


We were so happy to get former missionaries and senior couples to be able to attend.

Great to get Sean Pickup - who did not serve with Zach and some of the others, but represented missionaries from the second half of our mission.

Harwards and Brammers had great stories to share about the SAJM and missionaries in Polokwane area. The Brammers actually have gone back and served another mission in the same area- but now in a different mission due to mission boundary changes.

Zach is such a great young man. It has been a pleasure being able to stay connected with him and his wife Amber and little son. Hope to see them all back this way soon.

Cal Cazier, Zach Louw, Brock Bodily, Austin Elliot

It was hard to split up...no one wanted to leave.

Chatting



Cute moms and kids. They kids took a liking to each other and held hands during dinner.



Sunday, November 25, 2018

Holiday Lunch- BYU Dec. 4, 12-1 pm


For anyone that lives in the area, you are invited to gather together on Tuesday December 4, 2018 for lunch at BYU Broadcasting from 12-1 pm. Elder David A. Bednar is the BYU Devotional Speaker that day from 11:00-12:00 pm.  Following the devotional, a casual lunch will be served at BYU Broadcasting in the 3rd floor boardroom. Please RSVP and check in at the reception desk on the first floor.

As the holiday season is upon us, we send our love and greetings to each of you wherever this finds you.  It is hard to believe that all of us served in Johannesburg over the past 5 years time.  It still seems like a dream that we were able to have such an amazing and life altering experience.

We know that life has many decisions for you all in this decade of decision. We have had the pleasure of watching your life evolve and hearing from many of you since arriving home.
We are committed to offering events as we can and only wish we could see those of you that live further away.

Of all the blessings we are grateful for, we feel most thankful for our testimony of the restored gospel and our faith in Jesus Christ. Please keep in touch and give us some updates and know how blessed we feel to have served with you in the SAJM.

Layton Stake Conference-Nov. 17-18, 2018

On November 17-18, 2018 we were honored to be visitors at the Layton Utah Northridge Stake. The conference theme was Small and Simple Things-
President Macrum, President Larsen and President Miller with Elder Dunn to their right and two stake clerks to the left.
We knew this was the stake that Elder Nathan Quigley came from, but it was so wonderful to be reunited with him at our recent Layton Northridge Stake Conference assignment.

We were so delighted to get to visit with Nathan and his cute mom

 

President Macrum is a wonderful and committed Stake President. We love meeting  his dear parents and sister who is a wonderful artist. We were so honored to receive this beautiful watercolor of the SL temple.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Draper Stake Conference- October 13-14, 2018

What a pleasure for Elder Dunn to preside over the Crescent View Stake's Conference with President Ron Ostler. 
Stake Presidency Members (L to R)
 Scott, Executive Secretary, Earl, Stake Clerk, Elder Dunn of the Seventy, President Duffin-1st Counselor, President Ron Ostler, President Elder (2nd Counselor)


Elder Dunn was asked to preside over the Draper Utah- Crescent View Stake for their fall conference. Tis was the fist one where he did not go with any one else. It was so special to be with President Ostler and his wife Kaye. We loved getting to know them all/.
Elder Dunn also had the privilege of visiting Amy Kunzler and her children with President Ostler. She is a single mom raising great kids. They have visited over 30 temples this past year. 


Monday, October 8, 2018

SAJM Reunion -Oct. 2018

On Friday October 5, 2018 we hosted another SAJM reunion.  The first returned missionary through the door was Nick Harris. He has been home 3 years and is married and working full time. This is the first chance to see Nick since we arrived home over 18 months ago.  It is fun to revisit their missionary pages and remember what we shared there and where we are now.

Look on this link to see a slideshow put together by Sean Pickup. The slideshow has updates found on individual facebook pages. Really fun to see missionaries serving from 2014-2017 and from 32 different countries.
https://www.facebook.com/sgpickup/videos/10160831972200576/

Pete Hosmer and Dane Cowan with President Dunn

Rachel and Sean Pickup and Audrey and Thomas Graham. Love that these guys have come often.

Name that returned SAJMer!
Sean, Dexter, Dane, Johann, Pete, James, Dallin and Christian



A fun and intimate group came tonight, We send our love and greetings to all that were not with us.




Christian brought a friend tonight- MacKenzie. They came from her missionary reunion. She served in Guatemala...

James Sorge and Christian Thompson

Dallin, Zach, Elizabeth and Dexter




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Conference weekend -Oct. 2018


Conference weekend is always fun to see who you run into. It was a pleasure to see Tyler Benge and his lovely wife from Alexandra Township in Joburg. We also ran into Tanner Wegrowskis's parents. Tanner got married on September 22nd. This was ao fun to meet them for the first time.








President Dunn gave a fireside in between Saturdays's morning and afternoon session. It was fun to gather with YW from the Los Altos ward, where our daughter Emi and her family live.