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Pacific ApostleThe 1920-21 Diary of David O. McKay in the Latter-day Saint Island Missions$
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David O. McKay

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780252042850

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252042850.001.0001

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The Japan Mission

The Japan Mission

(p.18) Chapter Two The Japan Mission
(p.iii) Pacific Apostle

David O. McKay

, Reid L. Neilson, Carson V. Teuscher
University of Illinois Press

With morning sun gleaming on the hills of Yokohama, David O. McKay and Hugh J. Cannon took in their initial view of the Japanese mainland on December 23, 1920. McKay was the first LDS apostle to visit the Japan Mission since 1903; overwhelmed by scenery, customs, and languages so different from his native rural Utah, McKay records his personal observations of jinrikisha rides and site visits as they toured the mission with Joseph H. Stimpson, its president. The duo spent Christmas and New Year’s Day in Japan, visiting with church members, missionaries, and other locals. The church’s only Asian mission struggled mightily in its first two decades to maintain its missionary force and convert the natives. By 1920, there were only 127 baptized Japanese members.

Keywords:   Asia, Japan, Japan mission, Mormon, Mormonism, Latter-day Saints, LDS, mission, missionaries, missionary

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