8/23/10

ADVENTURES OF A SOUTH SEA MISSIONARY


by F. Edward Butterworth

At the age of twenty-six, F. Edward Butterworth and his bride of a few months made their first trip to the South Pacific as missionaries for the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. That was in 1944.

Out of the experiences of approximately nine years in this far-away mission of the Church, Brother Butterworth has recorded some of the more fascinating ones in this book. Much of this material first appeared in serial form in the youth magazine, Stride.

"Eddie," as he is best known, has a very interesting style of writing. He keeps his readers in suspense as he describes his shipwreck, the finding of the Kon-Tiki, pearl diving and spear fishing, meeting Tahitian royalty, native customs, and walking in a fire pit.