The Missionary Heroes of Africa

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George H. Doran Company, 1922 - BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY - 253 pages
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This volume outlines the lives of the explorers and missionaries who spent much of their lives in Africa. David Livingstone is featured in a chapter all his own, while other chapters feature information on Robert Moffat, John Mackenzie and Mary Slessor, among others.
 

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Page 135 - Gentle Jesus, meek and mild, Look upon a little child; Pity my simplicity, Suffer me to come to Thee. " Fain I would to Thee be brought, Gracious Lord, forbid it not, In the kingdom of Thy grace Give a little child a place.
Page 71 - All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations — and lo, I am with you ahctiy, even unto the end of the world.
Page 85 - All I can add in my solitude is, may Heaven's rich blessing come down on every one— American, English, or Turk — who will help to heal this open sore of the world.
Page 62 - I see no face now to be compared with that sunburnt one which has so often greeted me with its kind looks. Let us do our duty to our Saviour, and we shall meet again. I wish that time were now. You may read the letters over again which I wrote at Mabotsa, the sweet time you know. As I told you before, I tell you again, they are true, true; there is not a bit of hypocrisy in them. I never show all my feelings ; but I can say truly...
Page 82 - We now end 1866. It has not been so fruitful or useful as I intended. Will try to do better in 1867, and be better — more gentle and loving ; and may the Almighty, to whom I commit my way, bring my desires to pass, and prosper me ! Let all the sins of '66 be blotted out, for Jesus
Page 77 - Oh my Mary, my Mary ! how often we have longed for a quiet home, since you and I were cast adrift at Kolobeng ; surely the removal by a kind Father who knoweth our frame means that He rewarded you by taking you to the best home, the eternal one in the heavens. The prayer was found in her papers — ' Accept me, Lord, as I am, and make me such as Thou wouldst have me to be.
Page 55 - Wardlaw, by working with my hands in summer. I never received a farthing of aid from any one, and should have accomplished my project of going to China as a medical missionary in the course of time by my own efforts, had not some friends advised my joining the London Missionary Society, on account of its perfectly unsectarian character. It 'sends neither Episcopacy, nor Presbyterianism, nor Independency, but the gospel of Christ to the heathen.
Page 77 - It is the first heavy stroke I have suffered, and quite takes away my strength. I wept over her who well deserved many tears. I loved her when I married her, and the longer I lived with her I loved her the more.
Page 194 - I was ushered into the room of a substantial clay structure, the walls about two feet thick, evenly plastered, and garnished with missionary pictures and placards. There were four separate ranges of shelves filled with choice, useful books. ' Allah ho Akbar,' replied Hassan, his Zanzibar!
Page 40 - ... deeds of revenge and death. The simple Gospel now melted their flinty hearts ; and eyes now wept, which never before shed the tear of hallowed sorrow. Notwithstanding our earnest desires and fervent prayers, we were taken by surprise.

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