19 March 2013, will mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of David Livingstone. Dr. David Livingstone was a great missionary pioneer pathfinder, who opened up Africa to the Gospel, exposed the horrors of the slave trade in Central and East Africa and set many captives free.
Dr. Livingstone walked across Africa from coast to coast. From the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean, he walked across, what is today: Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. He walked throughout Malawi, Tanzania, into Burundi and the Congo. Before there were any roads, bridges, hospitals, or shops, he pioneered missionary outreaches, cared for the sick and suffering and mapped areas which had been large blank spaces on the maps at that time.
All the nations of the earth have been blessed by God through the descendants of Abraham. Through the centuries Isaac's sons have blessed the nations in many ways. One of the greatest friends Africa ever had was Dr. David Livingstone (the bicentennial of whose birth we will be celebrating this year.) 19 March 2013, will mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of David Livingstone. He was a great missionary pioneer pathfinder whose greatest desire was granted only after his death: the cessation of the slave trade and the opening up of Africa to Christianity and lawful commerce.
To celebrate the anniversary of Dr. David Livingstone sighting, mapping and naming of Victoria Falls on 16 November 1855, we are organising a Victoria Falls Livingstone Safari. Victoria Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. It is the largest waterfall in the world, over a mile wide (1.7km) and 360 feet high (108m). On the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, it is one of the most breath-taking and spectacular sights in Africa. Every minute millions of litres of raging white water of the Zambezi River pours over the edge and plummets into the deep gorge below.
KEY DATES in the LIFE of DAVID LIVINGSTONE
19 March 1813, David Livingstone born in Blantyre, Scotland.
1823, begins work in Monteith and Company Cotton Mill.
1838, accepted by the London Missionary Society (LMS) for work in China.
1839, the Opium War erupts, closing China to Missions until 1842.
1840, meeting with Robert Moffat in London persuades David Livingstone to serve in Africa.
November 1840, David Livingstone qualifies as a doctor.
20 November 1840, he is ordained as a Minster of the Gospel.
8 December 1840, sails for South Africa.