Babbel, David

Mine Angels Round About You: Miraculous Accounts of the Lord’s Hand in the Mission Field


All royalties from the sale of this book go to support missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We gratefully acknowledge the author’s generosity.

This unique collection of experiences was compiled by David Frederick Babbel, a professor emeritus whose academic career spanned 25 years at the University of California at Berkeley and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  At age 52, Babbel was called away from academia to preside with his wife, Mary Jane, over the Brasília Brazil Mission from 2002-2005. Realizing that there was a treasure trove of amazing experiences reported in the weekly letters to him from the missionaries, Babbel began to keep a careful record of their accounts.  Years later, with permission and verification from each of the missionaries involved, Dr. Babbel has woven their accounts together in a thematic narrative together with its contextual background.  The result is a record of some of the tenderest, most astonishing, faith-promoting true experiences that you will ever read. Although Dr. Babbel has published over 130 scholarly articles and books related to economics and finance, none compares with this, his first non-academic book.

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Our God is a God of miracles, and His hand is perhaps most visible in the missionary efforts around the globe. In these true stories of modern-day miracles, one former mission president shares eyewitness accounts of his mission in Brazil, from incredible healings to angelic visitations. No matter the story, the message of each faith-promoting experience is the same: God is actively involved in the details of our lives.

From the Back Cover

The Lord promised His missionaries, “I have given my heavenly hosts and mine angels charge concerning you. . . . And whoso receiveth you, there I will be also, for I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up.” —D&C 84:42, 88
One wonders whether these lofty promises in the Doctrine and Covenants are merely wishful thinking or are transcendent realities. In these true stories of modern-day miracles, one former Latter-day Saint mission president shares eyewitness accounts from his mission in Brazil that manifest the literal fulfillment and verity of those promises. From matchless divine power to astonishing angelic ministrations, the message of each faith-awakening experience is the same: God is a God of miracles and is actively involved in the details of our lives.
Whether you are a future, current, or former missionary, at home or abroad, Mine Angels Round About You will show evidence of the love that our Heavenly Father holds for His latter-day children.

About the Author

Dr. Babbel is Emeritus Professor of Insurance and Finance at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, having previously served as a finance and international business professor at the University of California at Berkeley. With over one hundred and thirty scholarly articles and publications to his credit, along with a number of books and monographs, his research has won national and international awards of distinction. He has lectured on five continents and advised country leaders at the highest levels. An accomplished biographical profile listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the World and in Who’s Who in America since 1992, Dr. Babbel received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. He presided with his wife over the Brasília Mission from 2002 to 2005.

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