DAVID LIVINGSTONE’S TEXT
David Livingstone is in his seventeenth year of work as a missionary in Africa. But never before had he been in such peril. He is surrounded by hostile and infuriated tribes, and is strongly tempted to flee. He writes in his journal: January 14, 1856. Evening. Felt much turmoil of spirit in prospect of having all my plans for the welfare of this great region and this teeming population knocked on the head by savages tomorrow. But I read that Jesus said: “All power is given unto Me in heaven and earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world .” It is the word of a gentleman of the most strict and sacred honour, so there’s an end of it! I will not cross furtively to-night as I intended. Should such a man as I flee? Nay, verily, I shall take observations for latitude and longitude to-night,…
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