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Sweet is the Work: Lessons from the First Sister Missionaries

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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 ...more
Paperback, 98 pages
Published March 2017 by Covenant Communications, Inc.
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Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
This is a slim volume containing brief histories of the first female missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and women who shared the gospel in the capacity of their service. It was interesting to see how differently the church operated in the early days and the evolution of its organization. The trials and journeys of these sisters are inspiring and they are wonderful examples worthy of admiration and emulation. I especially enjoyed learning about Mildred E. Randall who ...more
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
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
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Sydney
Apr 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Sweet is the Work is an enjoyable inspirational read. It shares different stories of the first female missionaries in the LDS church. This book shows the powerful experiences that these historical women had and the lives that they changed and made a difference in. It inspires women today to go on a mission and boldly share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others. This is an easy and quick book that readers will appreciate.

Genre: nonfiction, inspirational
Publisher: Covenant Communications
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NaDell
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Short book about the first sister missionaries serving for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I loved reading about them and all that they did to help build up the church in areas and strengthen those who they taught. Must reading for my teenage daughters (and son when he's big enough too.)
Jennifer
Jul 18, 2017 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this quick read. I wish it contained more information on each woman, however. Maybe it was written for people who don't like to read much or aren't interested in history?
Rebecca
Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a nice, easy to read introduction to some of the early sisters in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who assisted with and served on missions. I enjoyed reading brief stories about their experiences. I would recommend this to anyone who is even slightly interested in the history of sister missionaries as an easy jumping off point. The footnotes make the sources clear, so if one of the stories catches your eye specifically, it shouldn't be too difficult to search for more el ...more
Cathy
Mar 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Here's another great non-fiction book for women to read! I was fascinated by the accounts of some of the first female missionaries included in this book. I loved the way each of the chapters starts with a picture and a quote about these remarkable women.

I loved that the book includes Lucy Mack Smith as one of the missionaries! Showing that one doesn't need to be formally called on a mission to be a good missionary. You can be a good missionary just by the way you live your life and by being wil
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Todd
Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book with fascinating stories and information about the history of sister missionaries.

Excellent book with fascinating stories and information about the history of sister missionaries. This was a quick read with very uplifting and interesting information. I highly recommend it!
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