A Missionary's Story

by Larry W. Draper, Kent P. Jackson

A missionary's story

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The personal narrative of missionary Adolf Haag is a compelling story of one missionary who sacrificed everything to travel to a foreign land and faithfully share his beliefs with others.

In January 1890, Haag, a German immigrant living in Payson, Utah, was called to be a missionary in Switzerland and Germany. This book contains the journals Haag kept during his mission and letters he sent in preparation for it and while he was serving. These documents chronicle the willingness of a young man to accept a call to serve the cause of a religion he fervently believed in. They record the challenges he faced leaving behind his home, his business, and his wife and two young children. His letters in response to problems at home may show him at his missionary best. They read like sermons, extolling the virtues of trusting in God, exercising patience and forbearance, and staying true to the faith.

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PublishedDeseret Book and RSC BYU 2015

About the Authors

Larry W. Draper

Larry W. Draper holds a BA in philosophy from California State University at Fresno and MLS (masters of library science) and MA (history) from Brigham Young University. He worked for eighteen years at the LDS Church Historical Department and for seventeen years as curator of print Americana and Mormonism at the L. Tom Perry Special Collections in the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University before retiring in March 2014. He is currently serving a full-time mission with his wife (Mary Jean Davis) at the Church historic sites in Palmyra, New York (2014-15).

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Kent P. Jackson

Kent P. Jackson was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received his BA in ancient studies from BYU and an MA and a PhD in Near Eastern studies from the University of Michigan. He is the former chair of Near Eastern studies at BYU and the former associate dean of Religious Education at BYU. He is the author of many books, including Joseph Smith's Commentary on the Bible, From Apostasy to Restoration, and The Restored Gospel and the Book of Genesis.

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