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Browns return from mission


Derlyn and Sheila Brown are back from an 18-month mission. - Submitted phot

Derlyn and Sheila Brown have returned from a mission and will have an opportunity to speak on it this Sunday at the local Coulee Dam Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Browns served their mission at the Cove Fort Visitor Center in Cove Fort, Utah. They left in March of 2014 and returned in August, after serving approximately 18 months.

As missionaries in the visitor center, they gave tours of Cove Fort to those who stopped in to see the historic rock structure that was constructed in the mid-1800s to shelter the pioneers who were settling the area. Cove Fort was built with materials native to the central Utah region and is surrounded by rock walls over four feet thick and 18 feet high. On the inside of the fort are restored rooms that served as places for individuals and families to stay, as well as rooms that have a kitchen and a post office.

As missionaries, the Browns spent the majority of their days and evenings with visitors to the center, answering questions and retelling stories of the pioneers who came to the fort for protection and refreshment. 

"Elder and Sister Brown loved their mission and enjoyed very much the opportunity to share with others their admiration and love for the pioneers who worked so hard to settle that arid region," said Bishop Scott Graham.

They will have the opportunity to speak in sacrament meeting this Sunday, Sept. 13, at 10:30 a.m. at the local Coulee Dam ward. All are welcome to attend.

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