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Mission History, 1949: First Mission to the Hawaiian Islands

By: Ardis E. Parshall - February 22, 2012

A short lesson in the history of missionary work in the Hawaiian Islands, presented to the children of the Church in 1949:

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Research by Edith S. Patrick
Artwork by Jerry Sain



4 Comments »

  1. Always interesting to see what the writer chooses to highlight and leave off. For instance, the emphasis on GQC, and only a passing reference to JFS. I also thought it noteworthy that even in a short three panel strip, the Gibson affair still merited a phrase or two.

    The “punchbowl” referenced as the location of the dedicatory prayer now serves as the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and is the final resting place for tens of thousands of American WWII soldiers.

    Comment by The Other Clark — February 22, 2012 @ 9:37 am

  2. Okay, I will bite. What is the Gibson Affair?

    (Yes, I realize I am probably the least educated in some parts of church history out of all the site’s readers.)

    Julia
    poetrysansonions.blogspot.com

    Comment by Julia — September 3, 2012 @ 8:29 am

  3. The Wikipedia entry on Walter Gibson is probably as good an introduction as any to that strange episode in Hawaiian history.

    Comment by Amy T — September 3, 2012 @ 8:36 am

  4. That certainly is a colorful past!

    Julia
    poetrysansonions.blogspot.com

    Comment by Julia — September 3, 2012 @ 9:44 am

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