David Livingstone (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)

51v9wjvm6fl-_sx329_bo1204203200_The lion’s jaws gripped David Livingstone’s arm. Razor-sharp teeth pierced his flesh as the lion savagely shook David in the air like a rag doll. A gunshot rang out. “God help us,” David moaned, as the lion dropped him and turned to charge David’s friend Mebalwe.

With the heart of an explorer and the passion of an evangelist, David Livingstone mapped vast, unexplored areas of Africa, sharing the gospel with whomever he encountered. His stamina, perserverance, and dogged determination created the legacy of a trailblazing explorer with an undying hunger to make Christ known wherever his steps led him.

David Livingstone’s captivating adventures and tireless zeal continue to inspire countless men and women to bring the gospel message of God’s love to those souls who have never heard.

2 thoughts on “David Livingstone (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)

  1. One thing that stood out to me from David Livingstone’s life was how he never settles for the easier or more comfortable route. He could’ve stayed in the town he grew up, but he chose the hard way to go to college and became a doctor so that he could be a useful missionary. He could’ve taken a teaching position and become a minister in England, but he kept his promise to be a missionary. As a missionary in Africa, he never wanted to go to a place that was already too established, and always wanted to explore and find the lost who has never heard of the gospel.


  2. David Livingstone had great love for the Africans who lived in inner Africa that others were afraid to venture towards. He really wanted to understand them, learn and hear about their stories and their lives, and be among them – which he all did. He was truly interested in the people he was ministering to and had a strong faith in God. The most memorable picture of his faith I have is the posture in which he passed away – a prayer position beside his bed.


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