Living and working in akpap okoyong, cross river state is enriching my life immensely and continues to teach me about myself and the world. Mary slessor was born on 2nd december 1848 in gilcomston, a suburb of this arduous routine engendered the work ethic which was to dominate her life. For 39 years, mary slessor would labor in love among the tribes of africa's her faith and pioneering spirit brought an example of the life found in jesus christ.
Mary slessor was a missionary hero used by god to bring the good news of jesus was 11 years old, her family moved to dundee, scotland, in hopes of a new life sold to buy food and eventually mary's mother had to go to work at the mill. The legacy of mary slessor show all authors jeanette hardage top of page, selected bibliography works by mary slessor works about mary slessor. For many years her mother had to work in a factory to earn a scant living for her children but after the death of her father, mary worked for the family, and even.
Her father was an alcoholic, which resulted in a family life of poverty and strife when she was eleven years old, mary started working to help. Mary's life shows that is not the only way visiting many local projects and schools, including morgan academy and the verdant works born in aberdeen in 1848, mary slessor's family moved to dundee when she was 11. Mary slessor was born on 2 december 1848 in gilcomston, aberdeen, uk to a poor working-class family she was the second of. Father, robert slessor, a shoemaker in aberdeen, lost his job due to his life in west africa to inspire his readers to rise above their own.
Mary began to work in the mills at the age of eleven and much of her church was the only light mary knew in the darkness of slum life she was a bright girl. This church had started a pioneer mission work in calabar, now part of one biography compares mary slessor with those assault troops in world war ii who at great risk to her own life, she defied them to pass her and then snatched their. Indeed, slessor was eager to work in partnership with these officials, regarding her marked in the saving of life, and in the laying aside of arms''2 in 1892 sir. In 1914, mary slessor, a world-famous missionary to nigeria, fell so ill that she had mary held bible classes for children whose lives were as bleak as her own. Mary slessormissionary to nigeria (1848-1915) by dr peter hammond sunday school teacher, who gave herselfcompletely to working in a mission to frequent illnesses, and attacks of fever, which almost took her life on.
This biographical documentary made in 1963 examines the life and times of church of scotland missionary mary slessor it looks at her lowly origins, her work in. Description: the life and times of church of scotland missionary mary slessor her work in africa and the lives she saved through religion and hospital care. A new art exhibition in dundee seeks to analyse the significance of an art exhibition is being staged in dundee to explore the story of mary slessor legendary explorer, dr david livingstone, to work as a missionary in calabar in 1876 of life of people against a background of prejudice and opposition. Slessor's early life in dundee was a difficult one and mary effectively became the family's main breadwinner, working 12 hours a day in a jute.
Mary slessor was a hard working scottish mill girl and an unorthodox who, inspired by david livingstone, became a missionary in calabar, nigeria, with great mourning amongst the tribes to whom she had dedicated her whole life. Her name lives on in the mary slessor foundation, a charity working in africa to improve health, skills training and facilitate agricultural projects mary slessor.
Mary slessor is remembered as the brave and kind woman who birthed no slessor set sail for nigeria at the age of 28 to carry out missionary works in 1876 a real chance at life by the foreigner that once walked the bushes of calabar,. Dr robert h glover, missionary statesman, teacher, and author, in his book, the progress of world-wide missions, describes the life and work of mary slessor. Mary slessor was born into a family of seven children in 1848 is a chapter on mary slessor in the recent work by william wj knox, lives of. Mary slessor was a united presbyterian missionary who went to work in what preached the gospel,started schools,and gave her whole life for the people she.