The Saints Abroad

by R. Mark Melville, Reid L. Neilson

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By 1852, just five years after Brigham Young and his fellow Latter-day Saints began settling the valleys of the Intermountain West, the global distribution of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was much more European than American. President Young and his counselors in the First Presidency planned a special missionary conference in the newly constructed adobe Salt Lake Tabernacle on the temple block. Over the weekend of August 28-29, Church leaders announced a flurry of global mission assignments. During the Saturday afternoon session, the First Presidency assigned one hundred Latter-day Saints men to proselytize in distant lands, the largest cohort of full-time elders in the Church's three-decade history. This book tells the stories and adventures of eight men called to Wales, Prussia, Gibraltar, the Cape of Good Hope, the Sandwich Island, China Siam, and Australia.

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Size6 x 9
PublishedDeseret Book and RSC BYU 2019

About the Authors

R. Mark Melville

R. Mark Melville has a bachelor's degree in English linguistics, with minors in editing and geology, from Brigham Young University. He was an editorial assistant at BYU Studies before working for the Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Reid L. Neilson

Reid L. Neilson was appointed Assistant Church Historian and Recorder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2015. He has also served as managing director of the Church History Department since 2010. A native of Orange County, California, Neilson received a bachelor's and two master's degrees from Brigham Young University and a PhD in religious studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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