Late one night, a ship carrying Mary Slessor and three of her children arrived in Calabar, West Africa.
After disembarking, Mary immediately began walking through the dark, thick jungle with her children toward the missions compound she had established miles inland.
“Weren’t you and the children afraid of being attacked by thieves or wild animals?” a friend inquired.
“No self-respecting lion would have dared attack us, the way we sang those hymns!” she replied.
– Mary Slessor, missionary to Calabar, Nigeria (1848 – 1915).