Wednesday, May 25, 2016


May 22, 2016

Temple Square Mandarin speaking Sisters sang "I Am A Child of God"  in Sacrament Meeting this Sunday.  It was wonderful to hear the song sang in their native language.  Thank you Sisters!

Sisters: Y. Wong, Chuah, Chua, Zheng, An, Li, Zeng, S. Li, Ng, Y. Lu, Visitor, S. Lee, Hu, S. Mark, Fong, Lai, C. Wong, Mou, Chiu, Shum, Chen.

Friday, May 20, 2016


May 17th-18thOn Tuesday and Wednesday Utah Salt Lake City Temple Square Mission enjoyed a Mission Tour with Elder Michael T. Ringwood, General Authority Seventy.  On Tuesday, President Russell M. Nelson was also in attendance with Elder Ringwood.  Messages were delivered by President Nelson, President Risenmay, our mission president and his wife Sister Risenmay and Elder Ringwood of the Seventy and his wife Sister Ringwood.  In preparation for this meeting we were asked to read and study Moroni 7, 10 and 2 Nephi 2.  A question and answer hour was held at both sessions. Lunch was served both days.  Everyone was inspired by the things they heard, saw and felt.   

Elder and Sister Ringwood greet the Sister Missionaries

Sisters McColgan (Wales), Deshene (France), Carrus (Italy), Butler (N. Carolina), Chiapat (Thailand), Strihavka (Austria), H. Lee (Singapore) sing “Come Unto Christ”. They were accompanied by Sis. Kogure (Japan). 


Thursday, May 19, 2016


May 19, 2016

Happy Birthday to Sister Mones(Philippines) from Sister Yoshida (Mexico)!!!


Thursday, May 5, 2016


May 3, 2016

The departing sisters had their last temple trip today with President and Sister Risenmay.  After enjoying a temple session together in the Salt Lake Temple they went to lunch at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.

Departing Sisters:  J√§rvi, Bae, Chiu, Wardinsky, David, Fraiser, Bellais, S. Clark, Aquino, Bequette, Guidi, Konietz, O’Dell, Oliveira, Sindylkova, Torgesen, Tuilealiifano and Weidmann. 

A silly moment by the reflection pool

Sister Risenmay, Sis. Torjesen(departing AP), Sis. Duable (AP), Sis. Richard(newly called AP) and President Risenmay

              Asian food was served to the MTC Sisters at a luncheon after their arrival

Sisters:  Beltran (Mexico), Calderon (Spain), Cutrer (S. Carolina), FoutiMakaya (France), Hammer (Germany), Mark (United Kingdom), Schalk (Germany), Shum (Taiwan), Strihavka (Austria), and Canda (Philippines). 


Sister Calderon gets her picture taken alone and then with President and Sister Risenmay 

New MTC Sisters meet their companions for this transfer period

Sisters Fernandez and M. Rodriguez update 140 telephones!!!!


May 5, 2016

Relief Society was held in Theater 1 in the SVC at 7:30am.  Kris Hofeling and Carrie Carpenter from LDS Family Services talked to us about stress management.  The question was asked What is stress on Temple Square?  Comments:  trying to be perfect in everything, getting out of comfort zone, constant change, strange languages (44), time management, weight gain, overthinking, talking to people cold turkey, have I done enough and it’s so different from regular life.  How can stress be good?  It makes you work harder and try to be better.

Some coping skills to manage stress:  Make time for self-care so stressful times can be more manageable.  Be mindful of self-talk like:  I can’t, I’ll never be as good as or more positive talk could be I wasn’t sent here to fail but to succeed.  God made us individual so we won't be frustrated trying to be someone else.  Perfection is a process.  We need to tell ourselves that I am enough and what I do today will be enough. 

When you stop judging yourself you will stop judging others.  After all, you don’t know their whole story. Be forgiving enough to allow others to be themselves.  If you are not yourself and trying to be like everyone else then there is no uniqueness yet God made us as individuals.  We are in a unique mission and we are here because we are unique—different languages (44), cultures, etc. 

At the close of our meeting the thought was expressed that the brother of Jared picked up ordinary dirty rocks to take to the Lord.  He had nothing to offer but his faith.  The Lord took his offering and made something grand out of it.  We need to have faith that our offering is good enough.  Bring what we have and the Lord will bless it.  However, never make excuses for disobedience.  

Sisters Kriss Hofeling and Kerri Carpenter from LDS Family Services

Chit Chat after the meeting

Sunday, May 1, 2016


Sisters Dean & Medeiros' Investigator is from Brazil and came to SLC to find something better. He came to Temple Square with a recent convert friend.  The Sisters met them at Beehive House.  They taught him about the Restoration in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and he knew what he was hearing was true so he made the choice to be baptized.

Sister Dean jumps for joy thinking about her Investigator getting baptized!!!

Sister Medeiros is always happy to talk about the Book of Mormon and share it with others!

A great missionary companionship!!!

Sister Nivaldo joins with Sister Medeiros in celebrating Junior's baptism!!

May 15, 2016

Mongolian Sisters sang "I Am A Child of God" in Sacrament Mtg. today

Sisters Myagmar, Battulga, Javzandulam, Nyamdeleg from Mongolia and Sister Kogure from Japan accompanied them.

Sisters Limage (France) and Liu (Fr. Polynesia) chat with a visitor visiting Temple Square