On Sunday, 17 March, the anniversary of the date David Livingstone landed in South Africa (in 1841) Livingstone Fellowship will hold a special service at 11am.
It took David Livingstone 3 months by sailing ship to reach Cape Town and another 4 months by ox cart before he even reached Robert Moffat’s mission station at Kuruman where he would begin his work for the Lord in Africa. When he landed in South Africa, on 17 March 1841, David Livingstone was coming to a continent that was plagued with problems. Africa was still a place of mystery to the Europeans. The Arabs south of the Sahara never ventured far from the coast inland. The rivers were riddled with rapids and sand bars. The deadly malaria disease was widespread and inhibited travel. Entire expeditions of 300 to 400 men had been wiped out by malaria. The African terrain was difficult to negotiate. Floods, tropical forests and swamps thwarted wheeled transport.
Frontline Fellowship is preparing an In the Footsteps of David Livingstone documentary film and The Life and Legacy of David Livingstone book in cooperation with Nordskog Publishing.
Frontline Fellowship Missionary teams will be conducting special Discipleship Training Seminars and Reformation Seminars in many of the areas where David Livingstone pioneered. David Livingstone was the first Evangelist to proclaim the Gospel in the much of Central Africa. He walked from coast to coast. From the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean Traversing Southern and Central Africa by foot.
It has been the privilege of our missionaries to follow in the footsteps of David Livingstone, witnessing the phenomenal growth of the Churches in those areas where he first ploughed up the hard, stony ground and planted the Gospel seed, with many tears, and on occasion, his own blood.
The sufferings and sacrifices of Dr. David Livingstone, and his perseverance in the face of overwhelming odds, is a most inspiring example of excellence.
The 200th anniversary of the birth of Dr. David Livingstone is a unique opportunity to inspire greater missionary vision, Evangelistic zeal, and enthusiasm for applying the Lordship of Christ to all areas of life. Dr. Peter Hammond is available to give special Life and Legacy of David Livingstone presentations to schools, colleges and congregations.