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“Dr. Livingston, I presume,” was the greeting made this day, Nov. 10, 1871, by New York Herald newspaper reporter Henry Stanley as he met Dr. David Livingston on the banks of Lake Tanganyika. Dr. Livingston, an internationally known missionary in Africa, had not been heard from in years and the rumor spread he had died. Stanley, a skeptic, set out to find him and write a story. He described Dr. Livingston as: “A man who is … sustained as well as guided by influences from Heaven. … The heroism, nobility, pure and stainless enthusiasm … come, beyond question, from Christ. There must, therefore, be a Christ.”

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