Holy Lands : A History of the Latter-day Saints in the Near East
"As will be seen, many Latter-day Saint pioneers stand out on this stage of history. Ferdinand Hintze's missionary experiences in central Anatolia and the conversions of Dekran Shahabian and the Sherinian family serve as just one instance of the remarkable stories of faith in these lands. Orson Hyde, George A. Smith, Lorenzo Snow, and Albert Carrington, for example, each undertook dedicatory missions to Palestine. The first proselytizing missionary in the Near East, Jacob Spori, was invited to travel to Constantinople at the request of an Armenian Christian in 1884. Johann Georg Grau, A German Christian in Palestine, followed the instructions of a heavenly dream and became the first Latter-day Saint convert in the Holy Land in 1886. Joseph W. Booth served tirelessly as a missionary in the Near East for almost two decades and died in Syria in 1928. Carlos E. Asay utilized his all-star basketball skills as a young missionary to win the trust and admiration of the Syrian and Lebanese people when proselytizing in public places was almost impossible. In the 1960s, Daniel H. Ludlow developed travel-study workshops for Brigham Young University faculty members and forged significant friendships with leaders of the fledgling nation of Israel. Additionally, without President Harold B. Lee's prophetic vision and foresight in the early 1970s, the Church's physical presence in Jerusalem may never have become a reality. Finally, Howard W. Hunter, James E. Faust, Jeffrey R. Holland, Daniel Ludlow, Robert C. Taylor, David B. Galbraith, Robert J. Smith, and many others helped see Brigham Young University's Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies erected on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem in the 1980s. Each of these pioneers has contributed in singular ways to the Church's heritage in the Near East. In many instances, their stories are virtually unknown. The intent of this book is to help unveil that rich history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Near East." (taken from author's introduction)
Brigham Young University, departments and programs
Lee, Harold B.
Hunter, Howard W.
Smith, George A.
Carrington, Albert P.
Holland, Jeffrey R.
Missiology, Middle East
Middle East, Turkey
Middle East, Israel
Ecclesiastical units, wards and branches (Middle East)
Faust, James E.
Brigham Young University, international study programs
Ecclesiastical units, missions (Middle East)
Middle East, Lebanon
Middle East, Syria
Booth, Joseph W.
Asay, Carlos E.
Ludlow, Daniel H.
Middle East, Jordan
Smith, Robert J.
Taylor, Robert C.
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