Missionary experiences is a great theme for Latter-day Saints in any era. It is particularly so for the modern Church in the exciting context of the greatly enhanced missionary activity as we "lengthen our stride." The gospel has not changed, and consequently it is true that any dedicated modern missionary can have experiences as significant and rewarding as their early counterparts. Nevertheless, the accounts in this book have a special appeal. The names, the faith and courage of those early brethren are inextricably woven into the splendid tapestry of the infant Church's story. Hence their deeds in the focal area of missionary endeavor will always be fascinating to the modern Church member.