An around-the-world journey made by an Apostle may not be something extraordinary today, but in 1920 it was monumental. Hugh J. Cannon's To the Peripheries of Mormondom details the historic trip of Elder David O. McKay--the first Apostle to make a journey of this magnitude and to visit most of the places he did. He and Hugh J. Cannon were called on a one-year fact-finding mission to visit the Church's non-North American congregations and to study the customs and needs of the people at each place. This mission was the beginning of a major push toward the globalization of the Church.
Hedge, Kaitlyn S.; Cannon, Hugh J.; and Neilson, Reid L.
"To the Peripheries of Mormondom: The Apostolic Around-the-World Journey of David O. McKay, 1920–1921,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 51
, Article 18.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol51/iss2/18