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Mandela Credits the Missionaries

Without the missionaries and missionary  education, I would not be here.  Governments were not  interested in educating blacks and coloreds in South Africa, and I will  never have sufficient words to thank the missionaries.

- Nelson Mandela, in a 1998 speech before the World Council of Churches Assembly in Harare, Zimbabwe, as reported by Jerry Van Marter, in a 12/14/98 news release on the subject