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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 Tahitian Mission

The Tahitian Mission

(p.103) Chapter Six The Tahitian Mission
Pacific Apostle

David O. McKay

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

McKay and Cannon’s unanticipated repose in the United States was bittersweet; the surprise of seeing loved ones momentarily alleviated their homesickness, yet both knew more than eight months would pass before they would reunite with their families. After returning to San Francisco, they resumed their journey to the South Pacific. They arrived in Papeete, French Polynesia, on April 9, 1921, for their tour of the Tahitian Mission, which included several islands across the Pacific. McKay and Cannon’s stay in Tahiti was brief; they spent only three days traveling through Papeete and Rarotonga before heading onward to New Zealand. The archipelago had a profound impact on McKay, who observed firsthand the challenges of missionary work, costly transportation, and the severity of the weather.

Keywords:   French Polynesia, Latter-day Saints, LDS, Mormon, Mormonism, missions, missionary, missionaries, missiology, Pacific, South Pacific

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