President and Sister Dunn

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.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

I'll be home for Christmas

Welcome home to many SAJMer's. This holiday season has many returning. We feel so blessed to have served alongside them and hope to catch up in person or via e-mail or facebook as soon as possible.

Here is a list of those that have come home in November or December:

Spencer Avarell
Zachary Benson
Jacob Campbell
Brayden Flack
D'Artagnan Kilgore
Ivan Luweire
Tallen Wardle
Elton Shava
Emmanuel Opolot

Elder Chakanyuka
Dane Cowan
Jack Jorgensen
Joseph Kagimba
Paito Martinho
Kefa Musiiwa
Garrett Warnock
Brian Wiaira
Samuel Bakes
Vincent Ebite
James Jangao
Elder Lambert
Jacob Stevenson

Thursday, November 30, 2017

December 1st Dinner invite

Dear SAJMer's,

You are invited to join together for a dinner at our home on Friday December 1st at 6 pm.  Tallen Wardle and Spencer Avarell recently returned and they have RSVP'd that they are coming.
Anyone is welcome to join together and enjoy the first day of December and a great kickoff to the holiday season.

Enjoy the first day of the #light the world campaign

Thursday, November 23, 2017

The end is here!

This group returned from South Africa in October 2017. We have seen Spencer Avarell, but have plans to connect with the others as soon as possible. We have a December 1st dinner planned that any are invited to-
Please let us know if we can count on you. We would so love to catch up.

A New South African friend

Judy Brummer came to speak to any SAJMer's that were available on a Tuesday afternoon in early October. I have heard lots about Judy before, but finally had the chance to meet her in early September.

Judy has authored a book about her childhood in South Africa entitled SPOTS. I thoroughly enjoyed her book and am looking forward to reading the sequels, which she is working on right now.

Adam Swindlehurst, Tanner Wegrowski, Tanner Todd and Sean Pickup were able to attend. We also had senior couples and other friends join with us that day for a personal opportunity to hear Judy's most personal and poignant story.
I am arranging a time for her to come to our home and share her remarkable story in January. My hope is that more missionaries might be able to attend.

I also had the chance to visit with my dear friend Michele Stitt, while she was visiting her family in Utah. I met Michele in South Africa and will always stay connected to her. She has such great energy and I love spending time together.

We met one day, but made time to connect another day and have lunch. Michele currently lives in Switzerland, but may be moving back to the States before too long with her husbands work. I loved that she was so giving and loving to everyone she came in contact with.

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