SEND ME ANYWHERE, ONLY GO WITH ME
David Livingstone was a pioneer missionary to Africa. His wife died early in their ministry, and he faced stiff opposition to his ministry from his Scottish brethren. He ministered half blind, and walked over 29,000 miles.
Listen to these words from his diary: "Send me anywhere, only go with me. Lay any burden on me, only sustain me. Sever me from any tie but the tie that binds me to Your service and to Your heart."
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