Sunday, March 29, 2015


March 29, 2015

This Sunday President Poulsen introduced a new way for the Sisters to approach ''Announcing'' after Music and the Spoken Word.  As the crowd exited the Tabernacle this morning Sisters were singing   hymns.  As the crowd gathered and after the Sisters sang a couple of hymns they began their announcing.  The crowd lingered to hear the sisters announce tours in their native language.  After announcing one time the sisters were prepared to take our Temple Square Visitors on a tour. This new procedure for announcing allowed the Sisters to take advantage of inviting more people to take a tour of Temple Square. 

Sisters Retuta, Danso, Pierron, Sindylkova, Bon, Stiggson, Dimatera, Azucena

Friday, March 27, 2015


Tuesdays may be a normal day most places but at Temple Square it's High-Chewsday!! The Sisters make a point to stop by to say hello to Elder and Sister Moore, our mission secretaries, so they can sample the various flavors of High-Chew candies the Moore's pour into the candy jar. 

Sister Frasier waits patiently for the High-Chews to appear.

What's all the excitement about asks Sister Evangelista



Sister Evangelista from the Philippines agrees it's pretty yummy stuff!!


Sisters Ficquet and Castillo host at West Gate


March 27, 2015 -

Bob is our famous 'missionary' who has been coming to Temple Square for the past 14 years.  Sister Lunddahl had the thought of making him a name tag since he has been doing so much missionary work the past years.  He is always willing to help out and brings us joy when he comes by in his wheel chair.  Today, we gave him his nametag and a little something more.  He got very excited! We all love Bob.

Bob with Sisters Lunddahl and McDaniel
Sister Lunddahl shares her creative talents in many ways.  Check out our Spring bulletin board.

This Easter season gives each of us a personal opportunity to discover His sacrifice, embrace His teachings, and share His joy.  ''Because He Lives'' video can be viewed, shared and downloaded beginning March 28 from in 21 languages.  The website also provides a day-by-day recounting of the last week of the Savior's life.   

Last week we distributed ipads to the zone leaders and today our District Leaders were able to receive them.  In the next couple of days Temple Square mission will have ipads as a resource tool to teach the gospel on Temple Square and to their investigators.  Everyone is so excited to make use of this tool.  Of course, it all begins with setting it up so sisters were given instructions to set up their ipads and afterwards they all engaged in a short tutorial on its use as a missionary tool. 



Thursday, March 19, 2015


March 19, 2015

For Relief Society today Sisters Gearheart and Mathias sang ‘’A Child’s Prayer’’ for our opening song. Sister Mathias sang her part in German. 

 Our AP’s, Sisters Jin and Bomgren and also Sisters Arrieto and Hirro gave us training on how to more effectively use ‘’Meet the Mormons’’ in our proselyting efforts.  We discussed 1) how to introduce the movie more effectively, 2) Discussed Teaching ideas and 3) Invitation ideas.  It was pointed out by Sister Jin that missionaries are the way Heavenly Father makes appointments with his children so we want to be effective in our work with His children. 

After their presentation we had mission wide Fleet training which comes every third transfer and is done by Elder and Sister Bradshaw and our Fleet sisters: Sisters Haight and Huang. 

Right after this meeting we had a condensed version of Elder Clarkes presentation on the use of ipads in our mission.  Today's training was for sisters who were outbound when the presentation was given by Elder Clarke and also for new sisters from the MTC this last transfer.  Elder Bradshaw did Guideline Training for the use of ipads as a tool for missionaries in their proselyting efforts and President Loos used the Missionary Handbook to emphasize the importance of obeying rules concerning the use of the ipads as a mission tool.  President Poulsen concluded the training by emphasizing that we need to be the master and not a slave to our ipads or for that matter, the use of any technology.  When we use technology we should approach it with a purpose in mind for its use.  The training we received today and with Elder Clarke should be training for a lifetime of use concerning technology.

The ipad rollout will address the following: 1) Personal Use 2) Area Book and Planner 3) Social Media. 
Sisters Isaksen, Tamara, Hoffman and Chen.

Sunday, March 15, 2015


March 15, 2015

Our Temple Square Polynesian sisters stop for a moment on their way to their assignments after Sacrament Meeting have their picture taken.

Sisters Sami, Talatoka (Fiji); Salapo (Samoa), Turina (Tahiti)

Saturday, March 14, 2015


March 14, 2015

This morning from 9:30-11:30 Fleet held a mandatory training for 1st transfer sisters in Theatre 1 in SVC.  Missionary vehicle training, vehicle protocols and fleet rules was discussed as well as how to become a certified mission driver. Many sisters were anxious to become certified so after taking the written test the final test is a road test with Elder and Sister Bradshaw.  

First transfer sisters attend Fleet training

Sisters Haight and Huan and Elder Bradshaw offer training

Friday, March 13, 2015


March 12th/13th

Thursday and Friday this week was Zone Conference held at the Salt Lake Stake Center on West Temple. The theme of the conference was the atonement of Jesus Christ.  President Poulsen taught the basics of the atonement to the sister missionaries some of whom were members of the church for a little over a year.  Lunch was served each day.  Our senior couple Elder and Sister Burton were in charge of the meals for this zone conference.  It was a spiritually edifying and uplifting experience for all who attended.



Wednesday, March 11, 2015


March 11, 2015

Thanks to the generosity of Kneaders located in City Creek Mall, Salt Lake City most of the sister missionaries on Temple Square look forward to Wednesday because it is ''bread'' day.  Two sister missionaries retrieve the cart from the SVC kitchen that they will wheel over to Kneaders to obtain the delicious breads they use to make sandwiches. Temple Square Mission receives breads of all kinds:  whole wheat, sourdough, white, potato rosemany, asiago cheese to name a few.  Kneaders is very generous in their offerings and we like it so much that it is usually all gone right after lunch.  We appreciate the sisters who perform this service for us.  Today it was sisters Atchu and Dicent.  Thank you Kneaders for your generosity!!


Sunday, March 8, 2015


March 2, 2015
Transfer Conference was held at 7:30am in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square. President and Sister Poulsen offered words of counsel and expressions of love to the departing sisters. After their remarks each departing sister was invited to take a couple of minutes to share their testimony and offer a word of advice to all in attendance. We will miss our sweet sisters.

March 3, 2015

Departing Sisters attend a session at the Salt Lake Temple for the last time with President and Sister Poulsen.  It was a snowy day on Temple Square.


We will miss you all so much!

Since Sister Brock will be departing this transfer, Sister Bomgren has been called as our new Assistant to the President.  She will serve with Sister Jin, our previous AP.

Sister Poulsen, AP's Jin & Brock, and President Poulsen.
                                                            Sister Poulsen, Jin & our new AP Sis. Bomgren & Pres. Poulsen
March 4, 2015
Today is mission wide transfer day!!  It's a beehive of activity around Temple Square with missionaries coming, going and receiving new assignments.  Fleet Sisters Huang and Haight, and Elder and Sister Bradshaw are very busy orchestrating the arrival of 22 sisters from the MTC and the departure of 41 sisters (11 going outbound).  Beginning at 2:30am and until 9pm there will be outbound sisters returning from their 12 weeks stateside mission, new sister missionaries coming from the MTC and our wonderful Temple Square sisters departing for home.  At transfer time companionships change as well as responsibilities and the apartment they will reside in for the next six weeks will also change.  Indeed, a very busy and exciting time. 
                                                         Good-bye sweet sisters. We will miss you.

                                      Returning Outbound Sisters - So glad to have you back with us.
                               Our sister missionaries from the MTC - Welcome to Temple Square

Arrival of bus from MTC with our new sister missionaries

It's been a long day!!

 Sister Friebe from Germany leads the way.