Inspiring true stories of men and women who answered God’s call. A wealthy Irish girl rescuing childen in India? An English maid preaching the gospel in China? An American pilot serving missionaries in Ecuador? CHRISTIAN HEROES:THEN AND NOW chronicles the exciting, challenging, and deeply touching true stories of ordinary men and women whose trust in God accomplished extraordinary exploits for his Kingdom and glory. MARY SLESSOR (1848-1915). Mary Slessor pondered David Livingstone’s words, “I don’t care where we go as long as we go forward.” .” I’m not going anywhere”, Mary mused.” I’m 27 years old. I work in a cotton mill 12 hours a day, God,” Mary prayed, send me somewhere, anywhere, just send me to be a missionary. God would indeed answer the prayer of the fiery, red-haired woman from Scotland. For 39 years, Mary Slessor would labor in love among the unreached, often treacherous, tribes of Africa’s Calabar region. Braving sickness, danger, and death on all sides, Mary became the cherished “White Ma” to entire tribes. Her faith, steadfastness, and pioneering spirit brought her beloved adopted people their first brilliant, contrasting example of the life and freedom found in Jesus Christ. Mary Slessor’s story is an ageless epic of a woman who would stop at nothing to reach the lost with the life-giving gospel of Christ.