Global Christianity David Livingstone
(1813 - 1873)
Global Christianity

Scottish missionary in Africa, explorer and author.

David Livingstone

In 1840 the London Missionary Society sent David Livingstone to Bechuanaland, a region of South Africa claimed by the British under colonialism. Livingstone worked for ten years establishing mission stations. He then undertook a series of journeys across Africa, exploring areas that Europeans had never seen before. In his travels Livingstone recorded his observations about the rivers, lands, and wildlife. Wherever possible, he evangelized the people he met. Livingstone was appalled by the slave trade which had devastated so many lands and peoples. To the London Missionary Society he wrote, "Can the love of Christ not carry the missionary where the slave trade carries the trader?" His book, Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa, made Livingstone's adventures legendary.

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