Christopher Robinson

(1880-1963). Pioneer missionary in Africa. Born in Haversham, England, on Sept. 20, 1880, at the age of 19 he emigrated to South Africa, arriving in Pietermaritzburg at the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer War. Three years later he attended Seventh-day Adventist meetings conducted by H. J. Edmed and was baptized in 1902. Entering the canvassing work, he spent three years selling SDA publications in those sections of South Africa not affected by the war. By 1906 he had decided to dedicate his life to mission service. With this in view, he enrolled in the nursing school at the Cape Sanitarium and graduated in 1909 with a nurse’s certificate. In the same year he was appointed to assist W. H. Anderson on the Barotseland (later Rusangu) Mission, where he spent two and one-half years. Near the close...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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