Missionary moments: Intriguing photo

Shortly after Elder Jeffrey Andersen arrived in the Australia Melbourne West Mission, now the Australia Melbourne Mission, he sent home photos of his companion and their apartment and meetinghouse, to help acquaint his mother with his new surroundings and calm her anxious feelings.

As his mother studied one of the photos, she sensed something familiar about the LDS meetinghouse that featured a design common in the 1960s. Intrigued by the meetinghouse, Sister Andersen showed the photo to her father, Max Pitcher, who had served a mission in Australia 55 years earlier.

He explained that he never saw the meetinghouse, having never served as far south as Melbourne. But he knew well the man who designed many of the meetinghouses during that era.

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