Belonging to Heaven by Gale Sears

By Gale Sears

Descended from the Hawaiian royal line, Jonathan Napela turned one of many first—and so much influential—converts to the Church in Hawaii. a guy of intelligence, social prestige, and wealth, he used his enormous place to additional the gospel in his fatherland.

He built a lifelong bond of brotherhood with Elder George Q. Cannon, aiding to translate the e-book of Mormon into Hawaiian and identify a meeting position for the Hawaiian saints in Laie, Oahu. but if his liked spouse, Kitty, used to be with leprosy, Jonathan made the defining determination of his lifestyles. He would depart his lifetime of privilege to turn into her caretaker and spend the remainder of his existence on Molokai, the island of lepers. to people who suffered comparable heartbreak and banishment, Jonathan's self-sacrifice grew to become their lifeline.

Based on precise tale, this is often a unprecedented novel of a guy who selected love within the face of demise.

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