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Harvest: Memoir of a Mormon Missionary

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At the age of nineteen, Jacob Young left his family's Idaho wheat farm for Samara, Russia, where he had been assigned to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He quickly learned how to approach strangers in thick fur coats and deliver a thirty minute message about God. He learned how to knock on door after dreary door and testify with a conviction he did not always feel. He learned to love the Russian language, the Russian people, and the inside of a Russian jail.

But the most important lessons may have been the things he never learned.

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