Walter Fisher and Anna Darling went to central Africa around 1890 in the steps of explorers like Livingstone and F. S. Arnot. They were following the call to spread the gospel where Christ was not known. This book underlines the sheer heroism and perseverance that the call entailed for them, and others like them. It tells of their love and marriage, of lengthy enforced separations, of child-bearing and child graces, of endurance, ill-health, and human cost, in conditions which today we would consider unthinkable. Based on the family archive, it tells of founding a dynasty committed to the spiritual blessing and well-being of central Africa, and the brothers and sisters in Christ that they acquired there.

By Pauline Summerton


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