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Island of Guam Welcomes New Church Communications Missionary Couple

Elder and Sister Burtenshaw leave family behind to serve as new CCD missionary couple in Micronesia Guam

Elder and Sister Burtenshaw
Elder and Sister Burtenshaw
Elder & Sister Burtenshaw, Church Communications Department couple missionaries© 2022 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

Highly needed missionary couples for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints come and go. A new Church Communications Department (CCD) couple have been called to the lush tropics of Micronesia Guam, as the current CCD missionary couple complete their service and fly home.

Kim and Cyndi Burtenshaw, having talked about serving a mission together for a little over 44 years, have now been called as the new CCD missionaries in the Micronesia Guam Mission under Takanori Mochizuki in Japan and Elder William H.K. Davis in Guam.

Kim served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Nova Scotia, Canada and despite some bitter cold winters, he looks back on his mission with great joy.

They have served in many callings in the church with each strengthening their testimony. Kim has been in multiple Elder's Quorum presidencies, two bishoprics, high councilor, worked in the Young Men’s program and in scouting. He also taught the 16–17-year-olds in Sunday School.

Cyndi worked in the Primary as a chorister, pianist, and teacher, with the Young Women on both the ward level and the stake level, two Relief Society presidencies, and ward and stake music specialist. She taught gospel doctrine prior to her mission call.

With a love for the gospel, they served together as nursery leaders as well as volunteers in the Monticello Temple baptistry, gaining a love for the people they’ve served.

Kim was born and raised in Monticello, Utah. He and his father owned and ran an automotive repair shop.

Cyndi was born in Florida. The missionaries found her door and changed her family’s lives forever. Ending up in California, her father had a strong impression to move to Southeastern Utah. After some fasting and prayer, her father left his job and moved the family to Monticello. A handsome missionary came into her world, and they were married in the Salt Lake Temple.

Kim and I purchased the business in 1995 when his parents retired. We've enjoyed being able to work together all these years. I worked as the office manager in the shop taking care of the books. We retired in May 2022.

Blessed with four beautiful children, their spouses, and twenty-one grandchildren, they found it hard to leave them but are excited and nervous to serve in the Micronesia Guam Mission. They will impact the lives of those they associate with, making a difference in moving the Lord’s kingdom forward in their sphere of influence as they become effective communication missionaries.

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