Thai House-River

Mormons who Begin Journeys IV: Rangoon Where they Parted

Maybe because the wasn’t something they felt they could be particularly proud of and some may have even seen it as an epic failure. But Savage and Luddington were the last two missionaries to ride on their carriage out of Salt Lake to begin their missions together. Both were called to Siam. Savage never made it.

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Sea Journeys

Mormons who Begin Journeys II: 40 Rooms with Staff and Servants

Let me introduce you to Harry McCune who may fill in some blanks on our Elam Luddington’s three year South Asian journey.

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Loa, UT

Mormons who Begin Journeys III: The Deseret Weekly is Wrong

Seventy three year old Levi Savage was catching up on the Salt Lake papers when he comes across an obituary of Elam Luddington. And he didn’t do anything about it,…right away.

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Journal Excerpt: Why Write about Siam?

And although I began with reluctant heart, I am starting to enjoy myself more than I thought. Mormons are incredibly interesting.

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Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok

Mormons who Begin Journeys I: Elam to Siam

In six sentences Elam Luddington, credited for being the first Mormon missionary in Thailand, summarizes three years, thirty thousand miles, three others, 16 converts, and several cities. In the next posts, you can judge for yourself if they accomplished what they set out to do and decide how Elam Luddington stacks as the first Mormon missionary in Thailand against other Christian missionaries of his time.

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General Petraeus’ Top Ten for Mormons

General Petraeus’ Top Ten reasons BYU grads make good soldiers (with explanations): March 24, 2010

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Jerusalem Summer 2008

Mormons Instigate Islamic Philosophy Translation

Dan Peterson, a Mormon at Brigham Young University is editor in chief over the translation of the Arab World’s great theologians, philosophers, and mystics. The translated texts illuminate nuance in the Arab traditions of Islam, Christianity, and Mysticism yet unstudied by most of the Western world.

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