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 well-known 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.
In Tiffany’s opinion:
I reviewed “Sweet is the Work” by Breanna Olaveson. It was interesting to read stories about the first sister missionaries. I enjoyed learning about their legacy of faith and dedication during the early days of the church. My favorite stories were about Elizabeth Claridge McClune, who addressed a crowd of hostile people and demonstrated that women have unique abilities in the church, as well as Amanda “Inex” Knight who served as the first official, single, full-tie proselyting sister missionary in this dispensation. Each chapter presents a gospel lesson we can learn from the sister missionaries’ examples. The women highlighted in this book demonstrate the faithful and valiant sister missionaries that are inspiring to each one of us. With a son going on a mission soon, and daughters who have talked about going on missions when they are older, this is a wonderful resource for my family. I’m excited to let others know about this beautifully written book!
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