Mormon studies, Samoa, cemetery, missionaries
When the call first went forth, Samoa was as far from people’s minds as the islands themselves are from the rest of the civilized world,” a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wrote from Apia in 1899. “Women were among the Gospel pioneers on these islands; what they endured, their trials and their hardships, even to parting with life itself, it is a story that today dims the eye with tears. Samoa has never been a happy home for our sisters.”
Neilson, Reid L. and Marianno, Scott D.
""The Little Head Stones Became Monuments": Death in the Early Samoan Mission and the Creation of the Fagali'i Cemetery,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 56
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol56/iss1/4