This is the story of Mary Slessor¬† (1848 – 1915) whose heroic service is commemorated in a window in the Victoria Art Gallery, Dundee. In 1874 there was a great wave of missionary enthusiasm and Mary Slessor answered the call.¬† In 1876 she set sail from Liverpool for Nigeria where she learned Efik, one of the numerous local languages, then began teaching. Because of her understanding of the native language and her bold personality Mary Slessor gained the trust and acceptance of the locals and was able to spread Christianity¬† while promoting women’s rights and protecting native children.