Mary Slessor: Forward Into Calabar (Christian Heroes: Then & Now, Bk 10)
Mary Slessor Forward Into Calabar - Christian Heroes: Then & Now, Bk 10 Author:Geoff Benge, Janet Benge Mary Slessor pondered David Livingstone's words, "I don't care where we go as long as we go forward." "I'm not going anywhere," Mary mused. "I'm twenty-seven years old. I work in a cotton mill twelve hours a day. God," Mary prayed, "send me somewhere, anywhere, just send me to be a missionary.&q... more »uot; God would indeed answer the prayer of the fiery, red-haired woman from Scotland. For thirty-nine years, Mary Slessor would labor in love among the unreached, often treacherous, tribes of Africa's Calabar region. Braving sickness, danger, and death on all sides, Mary became the cherished "White Ma" to entire tribes. Her faith, steadfastness, and pioneering spirit brought her beloved adopted people their first brilliant, contrasting example of the life and freedom found in Jesus Christ. Mary Slessor's story in an ageless epic of a woman who would stop at nothing to reach the lost with the life-giving gospel of Christ. (1848-1915). « less
She worked in a cotton mill 12 hours a day. But what she really wanted was to present her Lord to those who need Him. And under God's direction Mary did it - serving 39 years in Africa - surviving pioneer conditions which had killed stronger people than her. Her life almost reads like a legend, but every bit is true, exciting, and encouraging.