Saturday, 12 October 2013

Mary Slessor

Mary Slessor.jpg
  • She was born on December 2, 1848 in Aberdeen, Scotland to Robert and Mary Slessor
  • She had to start working at the age of 11 at a mill part time. The mill company provided school for the children workers so she spent half of her day at school and the other half working. At the age of 14 her father died so she had to work even harder from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • When she heard the news that David Livingstone had died she wanted to follow in his footsteps to Africa.
  • In September of 1876 she arrived to West Africa.
  • She stayed in Africa for 3 years but when she got malaria she was forced to go back to Scotland to recover. She stayed in Scotland for 16 months then went back to Africa.
  • Her religion was Presbyterian.
  • She died on January 13, 1915.


  1. I read a book about Mary Slessor. She was awesome! :) Great lady for the Lord. :)

    God bless,
    Joy :)

    1. Did you read the one by Janet and Geoff Benge? That is the one I read.


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