John Alexander Clark, Missionary, Israel, Turkish Mission


Thousands of miles from the arid deserts of rural Utah in the coastal city of Haifa, Israel, stands a small German cemetery known only to few. Surrounded by a weathered wrought-iron fence and situated near the shipping docks, the cemetery borders the Mediterranean Sea and is overshadowed by ML Carmel. A marble and sandstone monument inside the fence honors the final resting place of a valiant missionary who died while laboring among a people he loved. This gravestone marks the burial plot of John Alexander Clark, a young elder who died while serving in the Turkish Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints near the end of the nineteenth century.