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The Building of Mary Slessor's House

Mary wanted a house and a hall where there could be Church Services. She asked the people to help and they said they would.  Mary's house was built from tree trunks, mud, and mats made from

palm tree branches. 

They first found four trees which had Y-shaped branches at the top. They cut these down and then drove them into the ground. They laid other tree trunks across them to make the frame of the house.

Pieces of bamboo were woven together and covered with palm mats to make the roof. The house did not have any doors or windows but someone turned up to help

  An advertisement for a Carpenter was put in a paper Missionary Record

Charles Ovens had a friend who told him about this and he sailed to Calabar to help Mary.

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