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“I Take Up My Pen”: South African Mission, 1929

By: Ardis E. Parshall - September 16, 2013

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  1. A quick look at Google Maps shows a church building on Main Road in the Mowbray section of Cape Town, at the corner of Grove Road. My church directory shows that it’s the stake center for the Cape Town Stake.

    I wonder if it’s at the same location as the mission home back in 1929.

    Comment by Mark B. — September 16, 2013 @ 11:06 am

  2. This is great. Samuel Martin was a successful baker in Cape Town before leaving South Africa for Utah. He sold his bakery and his tithing was used by the mission to purchase a new mission home in 1916. When Martin returned as mission president, he lived in the home his tithing had purchased.

    The home was demolished in 1965 to make way for the new chapel that was completed in 1967.

    Comment by Jeffrey Cannon — September 16, 2013 @ 2:17 pm

  3. Thanks to Jeffrey Cannon for that added context.

    Comment by Mark B. — September 16, 2013 @ 2:49 pm

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