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Elder & Sister DeJohn
Sandy, UT
A VP of Sales and a physician retired to serve an LDS mission in London
Interests: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Mormons, Family History, Genealogy, Records Preservation
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We left for York after church, leaving the ward about 12:00 and just barely making it to the flat to change and get our suitcases then head back to Kings Cross to catch a 4pm train. We stayed at the York Marriott with a kingsize bed and big soft pillows... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at DeJohns in London
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We went to the Archives on Friday thinking we would finish the last rework in just an hour or so, of course, that didn't work. We were asked to find the references for about 40 pieces that we had completed, which took several hours. I had to do a couple... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at DeJohns in London
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We have two items remaining in our project. We have two additional books to image from some old projects and a little rework to do where images were corrupted when their orientation was changed, but we anticipate that we will be done tomorrow! And we had a wonderful week in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2017 at DeJohns in London
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Our work at the Archives is flying by. In the beginning we were doing up to 5 books a day (5 pieces on our list) but the work we are doing now is far different. Instead of books of 300 pages and sometimes 600-700 images, we have small folders with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2017 at DeJohns in London
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The week has been more quiet than usual. Several of our friends has been sick with colds. On Saturday we worked on our to do list and visited the British Library where our two favorite things were Tyndall's bible and the Magna Carta. There are only three remaining copies of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at DeJohns in London
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We had so much going on last week that I have saved the last of it for this post. On Dec 30th we attended a concert of Handel's Messiah at the St Martins in the Fields church. It was wonderful, with amazing acoustics. We learned that when Handel performed the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at DeJohns in London
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Merry Christmas from King's Lynn. We went to the small ward about 2 1/2 miles from the hotel (but a £50 cab ride since it was Christmas). The Bishop was wonderful and welcomed many returning members of the ward by name. He welcomed us individually and recognized us from the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2016 at DeJohns in London
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Sunday brought a wonderful exchange of cards and notes of love from ward members. We took brownie mix and ingredients for chocolate cream cheese frosting along with a recipe for each of our class members. I made caramel popcorn and Kell's peanut butter popcorn balls for the kids to eat... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2016 at DeJohns in London
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Sunday was a day never to be forgotten. It was 24 years earlier that Steve was baptized in the Monument Stake Center. The sisters said that as they thought and prayed about who to ask to baptize Glen and Elder DeJohn's name came to them. I had been asked to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2016 at DeJohns in London
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We hosted the Senior Missionary Family Home Evening at the Hyde Park Chapel on Monday night. It is so difficult to transport food from our flat on a bus, and then a tube and then a 1/2 mile walk to the church that we opted to go to Costco, buy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at DeJohns in London
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On Monday Steve was able to complete the flight simulator time that had not worked properly two weeks ago. Sitting in the cockpit, his face lights up like a little boy on Christmas morning. The instructor was very kind and set him up to land and take off in SLC.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2016 at DeJohns in London
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We are getting to be regular customers of the Perino restaurant near the South Kensington station and the Visitors Center. We met the missionaries-Elders Timbanti from South Africa and Elder Jensen from Arcadia, CA. They brought their friend Chere and we were able to share our story. After dinner they... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at DeJohns in London
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This week has gone by quickly. We had a good Sunday School lesson with only 5 students but they assured us they would be coming to the activity we have planned for Wednesday night. We texted all the other members of our class to remind them as well. We had... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at DeJohns in London
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On Sunday, Juliette was waiting for us. As it turns out, she had not been to church for more than 20 years and all it took was an invitation. She sat in the back, but stayed for all three hours and added good comments in Relief Society where I was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2016 at DeJohns in London
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Monday we left work a little early to meet our Family History friends for a walk in Hampstead Heath to celebrate Lynn Stites' birthday. Hampstead is an area of affluence north of London and the Heath is a large forested hill. We had lunch at the Spaniard Inn, one of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2016 at DeJohns in London
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We had so much happening last week that I forgot to include a visit from Elder Bradley D. Foster,currently serving as Executive Director of the Family History Department. He came to the basement to visit us (!) while he was touring the Family Search center two floors up. Boy, we... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2016 at DeJohns in London
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On Wednesday we were invited to teleconference the Area Workforce Devotional with 6 General Authorities who were in Europe to do an area review. President Hallstrom spoke about the need we have to use the the Lord as our guide, not just in our spiritual efforts, but in temporal affairs... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2016 at DeJohns in London
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John, Emily (daughter) and Jack with Thad (son), Lindsay, Nathan and Josh arrived on Wednesday by train from Paris. Thad and his family had started their trip in Amsterdam visiting a friend of Lindsay's who had been an exchange student in high school. The two girls have stayed friends for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2016 at DeJohns in London
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We returned to work but took the afternoon off to attend the Quit Rents Ceremony at the Royal Courts of Justice with our friend Megan Smith. Megan is the conservator who has been so kind to us. She is from Minnesota but has lived in London for 20 years and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2016 at DeJohns in London
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On Sunday, Steve was asked to confirm Diana Amamkwah who was baptized last week after our meetings. He was able to give her a beautiful blessing. The Stites had been asked to speak in Sacrament meeting, but it was fast and testimony meeting. I bore my testimony about the power... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2016 at DeJohns in London
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Our friends, Donald and Jackie Campbell, attended church with us. On the tube ride back, we sat by Wesley, baptized the week before. Wesley had apologized because he smelled like smoke. He had smoked heavily before the missionaries told him about the Word of Wisdom. He stopped but says his... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2016 at DeJohns in London
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On September 10th we had a zone conference with Elder Zwick. https://www.lds.org/church/leader/w-craig-zwick?lang=eng&role=05 His wife shared a harrowing story of their call as President of the Chile Santiago South Mission. She didn't understand why the mission home was surrounded by a high chain link fence with razor wire on the top... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2016 at DeJohns in London
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After a very productive week in which we captured 30,000 images, we determined to see a couple of new places on our P-day. BP sponsors a competition for artists producing portraits. They are displayed at the National Portrait Gallery. Two of our favorites are: http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/bp2016/exhibition/prize-winners-entries/young-artist-award.php http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/bp2016/exhibition/prize-winners-entries/travel-award-2016.php The portrait on the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at DeJohns in London
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We had a three day weekend and decided to go to Canterbury with our friends the Stites. We arrived just at the start of the wedding of the Bishop of Dover's daughter. Because the Quire and Chapel were closed to tourists, we were in a very small group lead by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2016 at DeJohns in London
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Sunday we had a great turn out of youth. The kids who had attended FSY (For the Strength of Youth) spoke in Sacrament Meeting. We were very proud of them. In class we did a roleplay where they could practice asking their family members for permission to do temple work... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2016 at DeJohns in London