Copyright 2016 Brittany Long Olsen. All Rights Reserved.
"Dendo" is the Japanese word for "missionary work." DENDO: One Year and One Half in Tokyo is the daily journal of a sister missionary in Tokyo, Japan—kept entirely in comic pages. Sister Long visually documents her adventures from the Provo Missionary Training Center to the busy streets of Japan as she overcomes the language, learns to love the people, and finds in her faith inner strength to face the everyday challenges of a full-time missionary. Combining humor, observations about Japanese culture, and insights about faith and interpersonal relationships, DENDO is a real look at what it means to be a missionary today.
DENDO won the 2015 Association for Mormon Letters award, Comics category. "A wonderful blending of the modern missionary narrative mixed with a traditional comic style, humor, and feel-good moments....simple and elegant illustration in a unique and transcendent experience. "
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