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Mission History, 1949: Mission to Palestine

By: Ardis E. Parshall - March 07, 2012

A short lesson in the history of missionary work in Palestine, 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. I love this series. I’m sure this was something of a hot topic when it was published, only two years after Israel had been established.

    Count me among those who still “look forward to the time when our missionaries will go to Jerusalem.”

    Comment by The Other Clark — March 7, 2012 @ 9:39 am

  2. I’m glad you’re enjoying it, TOClark. I get a feeling reading these that the various missions were such integral parts of the Church that kids would need/want to know about them the same as they would about the auxiliaries. There’s nothing quite like that intimate association today, I think, with any mission except the one you or family members served in — perhaps due to the sheer number of current missions.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — March 7, 2012 @ 10:00 am

  3. Hear, hear, Clark. And I was amazed to read that Orson Hyde’s great-nephew was a lieutenant in Her Majesty’s Forces. A quick Google search turned up a transcript from the April 1919 Relief Society magazine (scroll down to page 190 or CTRL+F “Joyce”) with more details of Lieutenant Joyce and his relationsihp to Elder Hyde, with an account of his arrival in Jerusalem.

    Comment by Alison — March 8, 2012 @ 9:06 am

  4. I thought the most interesting part was the branches in Aleppo and Beirut. Do we know what became of those branches and their members?

    Julia
    Poetrysansonions.blogspot.com

    Comment by Julia — September 3, 2012 @ 7:40 am

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