This novel-based on Lee Nelson's actual LDS mission to Germany is a pleasing, uplifting journey of self-discovery. The plot twists and heart-touching scenes rival any of those found in the author's Storm Testament series. The powerful message will serve as motivation for young readers to serve missions themselves.
Elder Spencer W. Kimball laid his warm, strong hands on my head and in a raspy voice, proceeded to set me apart as a missionary. He blessed me that I would be protected from harm, that I would enjoy good health, and that if I kept the commandments and remained faithful I would be instrumental in bringing a thousand souls to the truth.
That promise weighed heavily on young Lee Nelson as he began his mission to Germany in the 1960s, but also served as a motivator for him in accomplishing the work of the Lord.