Sunday, June 26, 2016


Sunday, June 26, 2016

We seemed to have a larger group of sisters attending Music and the Spoken Word today probably because the Choir is going on tour tomorrow for three weeks to Europe.  They will be missed and we already look forward to their return.

This Sister companionship really believes in unity!!
We love you Sisters Mendez and Piutau 



Thursday, June 23, 2016


American Sisters sing a medley of patriotic songs at Relief Society. Sister Nevil is our chorister!
Temple Square Sisters celebrate from head to toe

Sister Clark dons her patriotic blouse

Check out these patriotic socks!!

Elder Skanchy presents the lesson in Relief Society on "Why We Celebrate the 4th". 

Sisters were served a boxed breakfast after Relief Society this morning!!!


The desire of Sisters serving on Temple Square is to bring souls unto Christ.  Each star represents a baptism and a precious soul on the path to return to their Heavenly Father.


Sunday, June 19, 2016



 June 19, 2016

Temple Sq. Mission Sisters decorate Pres. Risenmay's door for Father's Day with "starry" words of appreciation and love

Elders Skanchy and Bradshaw receive Happy Father's Day Wishes
 South 2 Zone wish Elder Bradshaw a Happy Fathers Day
Sisters Fong, Rosero, Elder Bradshaw, Sisters Fehlman and Hu
Mission Presidency wives - Sisters Mulford, Risenmay and Bateman

42 Languages are spoken on Temple Square  



Thursday, June 16, 2016


The week leading up to Transfers and Transfer Week is a beehive of activity.  Sisters will get new companions and move to a different place, some sisters go Outbound for two transfers, some sisters are returning from serving Outbound, we receive new sisters from the MTC and we say our good-byes to the departing sisters.  This is what Transfer Day looks like at Temple Square.

Departing Sisters enjoy their last temple trip with President and Sister Risenmay. Afterwards they will go to a luncheon at The Garden in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.
Departing Sisters this transfer:  Azucena(Philippines), Krylborn(Sweden), Saliva(Philippines), Villar(Philippines), Leas(Indiana USA) and Tailleur(Washington USA).

New MTC Sisters:  Baker (Michigan USA), Engmann (Ghana), Fang (Taiwan), Fischer (Germany), Gomes (Brazil, Gunther(Germany), Herr (Germany), Kolarova (Bulgaria), Lam(Hong Kong), Lyu (China), Macfarlane(Arkansas USA), Morales Barillas(Guatemala), N. Morales(Peru), Newlin(N. Carolina USA), Pan(China), Pech Escobedo(Mexico), Ransom(Virginia USA), J. Rodriguez(California USA), Seol(Korea), Skouson(ArizonaUSA), Surace(Italy), Toma(Japan), Ueno(Japan), Valenzuela(New Mexico), Ward(Connecticut USA) and Yan(Cambodia).

Sisters returning from Outbound:  Alliaud(Texas Houston South), Cardus(California San Jose), Chansriramee(Washington DC North), T. Clark(Arizona Tempe), Lawlor(Texas Houston South), Marroquin(Nevada Reno), Nevil(Pennsylvania Pittsburgh), O'Reilly(Pennsylvania Pittsburgh), Parks(Nevada Reno), Ramos(Texas Houston South), Revoredo(Arizona Tempe), R. Rodriguez(California Jose), Sanchez(California San Jose), Solorano(Texas Houston South), Sommerfeldt(Virginia Richmond), Takeshige(Utah Provo), Tekurio(Georgia Atlanta North), Valdez(California San Jose) and Willard (Virginia Richmond).

Sisters going Outbound: Butler(California San Jose), Johnny(California San Jose), Lakshmanan(Virginia Richmond), Saavedra(Texas Houston South), McColgan(Virginia Richmond), Ruiz(Texas Houston South), and Brito(California San Jose).

This transfer we have three AP's!

Sister Pierron (Texas), Sister Duabe (Philippines) and Sister Richard(Australia). 

MTC Sisters arriving at DA Apartments with their luggage
Sister Paa spends time with Sister Ruiz before she leaves for Outbound to Texas Houston So. Mission
AP's wait with new MTC Sisters so they can get their picture taken with Pres. & Sis. Risenmay
Sisters hard at work updating 90-100 phones for Temple Square Mission
Temple Square coordinators Sisters Miki and Lopez Giron plan out missionary schedules
Sister Sorenson, Mission Secretary, is preparing information packets for new MTC sisters
Sister Bradshaw, senior missionary, greets Sisters Parks and Marroquin who just returned from Outbound


Monday, June 13, 2016


June 12, 2016

Here are some of the activities the sisters engage in after Music and the Spoken Word presentation.

Sisters announce in their native language after Music and the Spoken Word.  
45 different languages are spoken at Temple Square.

Sisters Chiu, Ng, Laksmanan, Turina, and Rajan anxiously await to take visitors on a tour!

Sisters watch as their companions do their announcing.

Sisters: Azucena, Saliva, Villar, Krylborn, Leas, Kogure (pianist), and Tailleur
Departing sisters sing "Be Still My Soul" at sacrament meeting.

Sunday, June 5, 2016


May 30th—Vietnam granted official recognition to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints!!  One of our former missionaries at Temple Square, Sister Nguyen, was able to witness this wonderful event along with Elders Stevenson, Gong and Cook.   

“There is much to be grateful for today,” said Elder Stevenson at the recognition event. “According to the law and working closely with local Vietnam authorities, we look forward, gradually, over time, to establishing groups or branches for ... additional Church members.”

Mormon congregations currently meet in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

“Thank you for today’s full official recognition,” added Elder Gong, who said that Latter-day Saints are taught to honor, obey and sustain the law where Church congregations are organized.

Elder Cook concluded his remarks by saying, "Our great desire is that the divine attributes of faith, hope and charity will strengthen each family and individual. May there be peace, prosperity and happiness for families and individuals across this great country of Vietnam."

From left are Le Ba Trinh, vice president of the Fatherland Front; Bui Thanh Ha, vice chairman for Religious Affairs; Elder Quentin L. Cook and Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; and Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Presidency of the Seventy.


June 5, 2016

Before Music and the Spoken Word began in the Tabernacle this morning some members of the Tabernacle Choir came out for a bit of fresh air.  A heavenly sight to behold.

Our Angelic Trio On Their Way to the Square

Sisters Krylborn, Kemple and Chazen pose for a picture before beginning their service on Temple Sq.

Hmm, What are they up too, this terrific trio?

We do love you President and Sister Bateman!!!

Sisters Pabico and Gonçalves are ready to share the message of the Restoration