Day 7 – Amanda Berry Smith

This devotional is part of the Black Missionary Heroes Past and Present Series.

Amanda Berry Smith (1837–1915)

Missionary to Africa

Read Galatians 3:26–29

Born into slavery in Long Green, Maryland, Amanda become a believer in 1856 and began traveling as a holiness Evangelist in 1869. She spoke for many churches and camp meetings until 1878 when she started her overseas ministry in England. She went on to be a missionary in India and Africa being admired by both African Americans and whites. Smith assisted with the founding the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and her work for justice helped to expand the role of women in both the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church and Methodist churches.

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