Michael B. and Rebecca M. Ahlander

Last week in the Church News the new Mission President and his wife
were announced. We read the announcement with very mixed feelings.
Where have the past two and one half years gone?
Michael B. and Rebecca M. Ahlander are scheduled to begin serving about July 1, 2013  
We had the opportunity to talk to the Ahlander's on the phone a couple of weeks ago for about 2 hours. We fell in love with them immediately! We are excited for them. We assured them of the greatness of this mission and of all the missionaries.
They asked us the very same questions that we asked the previous president. It seems like it
was such a short time ago that we were asking those questions! 
The Ahlander's are in our prayers.

In the meantime, we continue to love serving here!

Michael B. and Rebecca M. Ahlander

Michael Brown Ahlander, 62, and Rebecca Maxwell Ahlander, three children, Orchard 6th Ward, Orem Utah Orchard Stake: Nevada Las Vegas West Mission. Brother Ahlander is a stake Young Men president and former stake president, bishop, high councilor, branch president at the Provo MTC and missionary in the Norway Oslo Mission. Owner, Ahlander Hardware Company and Agent, Smith Insurance Services. Born in Provo, Utah, to Joseph Frederick and Anna Elaine Brown Ahlander.
Sister Ahlander is a compassionate service coordinator and former stake Young Women president, stake Primary president, counselor in a stake Relief Society presidency, ward Relief Society president, counselor in a ward Young Women presidency and Gospel Doctrine teacher. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Neal Ash and Colleen Fern Hinckley Maxwell.


  1. Anonymous3/31/2013

    I used to live in their ward. Sister Ahlander was one of my young women's leaders. I also babysat for them a couple of times in my youth. Now, my son is going to be serving with them in the mission field. It is a small world.
    Sister Stewart

  2. Anonymous4/11/2017

    he was a crook in business. they bought sleeping bags that were seconds and cut off the labels marking them as such.