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Missionary labours and scenes in Southern Africa

Robert Moffat

Missionary labours and scenes in Southern Africa

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Published by Snow in London .
Written in English


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He and his wife reached Kuruman at the end of Junetaking with them a printing press. But the government put at their disposal their own printing office, although unable to supply workmen, and Moffat and another missionary, Mr. After spending seven years in several locations that were disrupted by warfare among Zulu tribesmen, he settled at Kuruman, southeast of the Kalahari desert. Even the ironwork for the staircase was forged by these two priests at Pella. But, with the help of a local mining company, the building was restored. Daluxolo Moloantoa is a freelance writer and journalist.

In November he removed to Leigh, near Tunbridge. Moffat made his return journey of seven hundred miles to Kuruman without incident. Moffat was the author of: 1. He was most warmly received.

In addition to his literary labours, Moffat was much engaged in preaching and lecturing all over the country on behalf of the London Missionary Society. He made friends with the San who were naturally wary of strangers. Mosilikatse and his people disappeared the following year into the unknown region south of the Zambesi, and missionary work was greatly retarded. Reading, for some people end up being a requirement that is to do every day such as hanging out for eating. On their return to Lattakoo they were informed by letter from Cape Town that permission had not been granted for them to remain there, and they went to Griquatown, then inhabited by a mixed multitude of Griquas, Korannas, Hottentots, Bakwanas, and Bushmen, to assist Mr.


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Missionary labours and scenes in Southern Africa by Robert Moffat Download PDF Ebook

For fifty years Mary Moffat shared all her husband's hardships and trials, and her name must be associated with his among the pioneers of South African mission work. Add to order list Ask a question pages, Missionary labours and scenes in Southern Africa book x mmcolour frontispiece "The Mission Premises at the Kuruman Station" is printed by the Baxter process, folding map, 8 engraved plates, 8 engraved illustrations in the text, recent half green morocco titled and decorated gilt on the spine, yellow buckram sides, edges uncut, some light foxing on the plates, overall a very good copy Mendelssohn There followed a meeting with Livingstone at the Cape to define their spheres of labour, and after some delay at Kuruman, owing to Missionary labours and scenes in Southern Africa book between the Boers and the natives, during which Moffat printed a new hymn-book, he, with three companions, including his younger son, reached the headquarters of the Matabele chief Mosilikatse at the end of October A number of supporting pillars collapsed and the building was in danger of being condemned.

Today[ edit ] The oasis of Pella is only a few kilometres south of the Orange Rivera perennial river that flows towards the Atlantic Ocean in the west.

Together with Father Simon, he was to serve the community of Pella for more than fifty years. By the time the government commissioner, Mr. In he visited the Zulu chief Ketchwayo, then in England, and was able to converse with one of his attendants in the Sechwana language. The cathedral is surrounded by palm trees from which dates with a unique and sought after taste are not being harvested, and the fertile ground around the date trees and next to the river, are not being cultivated to support the local inhabitants.

In the emigration of Dutch farmers disaffected to British rule commenced, and a party of them came into collision with Mosilikatse and the Matabele. In Aprilat the invitation of the French Missionary Society, he visited Paris, and through Theodore Monod addressed four thousand French children.

With the hand coloured frontispiece and multiple black and white engravings by G. On his return he found himself the only European in Namaqualand, as Mr.

On their return to Lattakoo they were informed by letter from Cape Town that permission had not been granted for them to remain there, and they went to Griquatown, then inhabited by a mixed multitude of Griquas, Korannas, Hottentots, Bakwanas, and Bushmen, to assist Mr.

He also revised the Sechwana translation of the Old Testament. During his absence his wife was in a position of great anxiety. In Moffat and his wife left the Cape and proceeded to Griquatown, where their daughter Mary who was later to marry David Livingstone was born. While waiting at Bethelsdorp in April for their heavy baggage, Moffat made a journey on horseback to Kaffraria, and visited all the eastern stations of the Missionary Society.

On 7 May he was entertained at the Mansion House, London, at a dinner given by the lord mayor in his honour, which the Archbishop of Canterbury, representatives of both houses of parliament, and all the leading men of the religious and philanthropic world attended. Once he went for days without water and his mouth became so dry he was unable to speak.

Robert and Mary Moffat had ten children: Mary who married David LivingstoneAnn, Robert who died as an infantRobert who died at the age of 36, leaving an uncompleted, but published, work on the Setswana language[3] Helen, Elizabeth who also died as an infantJames, John, Elizabeth and Jean.

Livingstone, both died in Missionary Labours is a very good book and a very important item of Africana On 22 Sept. But the missionaries worked on, mainly encouraged by the sanguine temper of Mary Moffat.

Building of the Church[ edit ] In drought again forced the LMS out of Pella and they abandoned the mission station permanently.

This plate was also sold separately as a print to raise funds for the work of the mission.Missionary Labours and Scenes in Southern Africa [Robert Moffat] on galisend.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact. Feb 25,  · Missionary Labours and Scenes in Southern Africa () is an autobiographical account of Moffat's time as a missionary and contains, as he states in the preface, a 'faithful record of events which have occurred within the range of his experience and observation' that 'supplies much that may serve to illustrate the peculiar attributes of Author: Robert Moffat.

Robert Moffat

Missionary Labours and Scenes in Southern Africa Author(s) Moffat, Robert.(LMS). Your parents have pdf devoured a best-selling book by Robert Moffat, Missionary Labours and Scenes in Southern Africa, published two years previously, in which Moffat described his mission work among the Batswana people at Kuruman in what is now the Northern Cape Province of .May download pdf,  · The Moffats returned to England ingaining a daughter on the voyage, and losing a son (to the measles).

They stayed in England for three years, Robert touring the country promoting the mission, his translation work and his book, Missionary Labours and Scenes in South Africa (published in ), Mary fostering the female evangelical networks that were such an important part of their life.Find nearly any book by Robert Moffat.

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