Sweet is the Work: Lessons from the First Sister Missionaries by Breanna Olaveson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: I received a copy of the book from the publisher.
Genre: Non fiction/ LDS Religious
Book Description: Young women serving as missionaries today are carrying on a noble legacy of faith and dedication that extends back to the early days of the Church. But who were the brave women who paved the way for modern-day sister missionaries? In Sweet Is the Work, author Breanna Olaveson delves into a previously unexplored history that demonstrates the unique ability of women to carry out the errand of angels. Discover the powerful experiences of twelve of the earliest sister missionaries, from the first single proselytizing women in 1898 to some of the wellknown sisters in Church history who were themselves pioneering missionaries. The women highlighted in this volume demonstrate the valiant and noble history of sister missionaries in an account that is sure to inspire readers to boldly go forth to share the truths of the gospel.
My thoughts: There are some things that I take for granted and not ponder on them. One of them would be the beginnings of women serving as missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I never wondered who some of the pioneering women were or their circumstances.
This book takes a look at 12 women who served faithfully and boldly preached the gospel. The women came from different circumstances. A few were older and some were newlywed wives. Some had children in the mission field and some were single sisters. They all had in common a love of the Savior and wanted to share the message with other people.
The book has short chapters that are interesting and informative. My take away from the book was one of reverence and respect for the women who paved the way for the missionaries serving today.
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