List of famous missionaries, with photos, bios, and other information when available mary slessor mary mitchell slessor was a scottish alexander williamson. Mary mitchell slessor, a scottish missionary, born in abedeen, scotland in 1848, became a chief missionary among the up- river tribes land people where she was credited with putting an end to the. By the time of mary's birth in 1848, her mother (also mary slessor), like hundreds of other scottish presbyterians, eagerly read each issue of the missionary record the united presbyterian church (later united free church of scotland) published this monthly magazine to inform members of missionary comings and goings, progress, problems, and. News miscreants, rodents, reptiles take over mary slessor's tomb in calabar her king size statue pierces the skyline at mary slessor avenue, a strategic intersection in calabar named after her which links the biggest market in the city with university of calabar, making her image one of the most conspicuous in the ancient town.
Mary mitchell slessor (2 december 1848 - 13 january 1915) was a scottish missionary to nigeria her determined work and strong personality allowed her to be trusted and accepted by the locals, spreading christianity and promoting women's rights. Missionary biographies: mary slessor of calabar: pioneer missionary by w p livingstonefirst phase — 1848-1876, age 1 to 28 — a scottish factory girl it was the dream of my girlhood to be a missionary to calabar. The scottish missionary mary mitchell slessor, who had done much work with the efik people around calabar, was a driving force behind the establishment of the institute the school was established with the purpose of raising skilled graduates who will contribute positively to the development of their society. Mary mitchell slessor, was a scottish missionary to nigeria, known as mother of all the people born on dec 1848 scottish missionary mary slessor and her.
By obaji akpet mary slessor and her adopted children efforts are rife by mountain cinema nigeria to relive the legacies of the great scottish missionary woman, mary mitchell slessor, who lived in africa and affected the abrogation of the barbaric killing of twins in the continent. Mary mitchell slessor, the factory girl who became the most remarkable woman missionary of her age, was born on december 2nd, 1848, in aberdeen amid the shadows of a home darkened by intemperance and poverty, mary, the second of seven children, found guidance in the example of a saintly mother, who, with rare courage and patience, kept the. Kenneth slessor, a renowned poet and journalist was born on the 27th of march 1901 in orange, new south wales throughout his eventful life,. Born december 2, 1848 in gilcomston, aberdeen, scotland, mary mitchell slessor, a five foot, red haired scottish missionary who pioneered her way into the jungles of africa was undoubtedly one of the most outstanding missionaries who made tremendous contributions to evangelism, charity work, educational and healthcare services and publicized nigeria in the map of the world. Mary slessor's cemetery now home to dregs even for the prominent and respected missionary, mary mitchell slessor the renowned missionary of the presbyterian church was born at aberdeen.
Mary slessor was the first woman to feature on a scottish bank note in dundee a stained glass window is dedicated to her at the mcmanus galleries and a bronze plaque was unveiled at city churches to mark the centenary of her death. Mary mitchell slessor, was a driving force behind establishment of the institute the scottish missionary mary mitchell slessor, who had done much work with the efik people around calabar, was a driving force behind the establishment of the institute. Mary mitchell slessor (2 december 1848 - 13 january 1915) was a scottish missionary to nigeria once in nigeria, slessor began teaching and learned efik,. After nearly 40 years in africa, mary slessor became an inspiration to all who hear her story she was not only a pioneer missionary, but also a pioneer for women in missions.
The organization was named after a scottish missionary, mary mitchell slessor as a mark of honour and appreciation for her love, support and selfless sacrifices for the twins during the dark age as she stopped the killing of twins and their mothers. I am expecting a lot of accusation on christian missionaries like destroying indian civilisation, northeast indian civilisation, etc i will try to list down some great missionary works done by christians mary mitchell slessor (2 december 1848 - 13 january 1915) was a scottish missionaryto. Volunteered to the scottish missionary society she felt uncomfortable at being addressed as lady slessor and said, i am mary mitchell slessor, nothing more. Sixty-six-year-old mary mitchell slessor lay dying in the slessor), like hundreds of other scottish presbyterians, eagerly famous missionary explorer david.
mary slessor mary mitchell slessor was a scottish missionary to nigeria her work and strong personality allowed her to be trusted and accepted by the locals while spreading christianity, protecting native children and promoting women's rights. Will the igbos need another mary slessor to deal a fatal blow on the abhorrent osu caste system it was mary mitchell slessor, a scottish missionary to nigeria that abolished the barbaric killing of twins among the efik ethnic group in southern nigeria. She was a scottish missionary to calabar in nigeria mary slessor lived with the local people especially in okoyong, learnt more and more about their culture and dialogued with the people about the horrible killing of twins. Mary mitchell slessor was a scottish missionary to nigeria whose work and strong personality allowed her to be trusted and accepted by the locals while spreading christianity, protecting native.