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"Dr. Livingstone I Presume..."

3 years 8 months 5 days ago January 20, 2013 Jan 20, 2013 Sunday, January 20 2013 January 20, 2013 3:00 AM in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton

The mention of historical weather events can easily activate memories of those occasions and where we were and what we were doing when they occurred. Examples include Hurricanes Andrew and Katrina and even snow events and flooding. Scottish Missionary Robert Moffatt returned from Africa to try to recruit people to help him. Remembering a cold night, when only a few women and a boy were in attendance to hear his speech, Moffatt later wrote, "It's hardly worth my while to give this talk." He put his heart into his presentation and Moffatt's words inspired the young boy in attendance. When he grew to manhood, he became a doctor, a Protestant missionary martyr, scientific investigator, explorer and posthumous national hero. That man was Dr. David Livingstone, later becoming world famous.

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