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  • Faith: Christianity
  • Profession: Writer, teacher, and pastor
  • Lived: May 9, 1828- January 18, 1917
  • Nationality: South African
  • Known for: Known for being a founder of the South African General Mission
  • Fun Fact: He had eight children.
  • Fun Fact: He wrote over 200 books and tracts .
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Andrew Murray is a South African writer and Christian pastor. He is the son of a Dutch Reformed Church missionary sent from Scotland to South Africa.  He studied at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland before studying theology at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. He was ordained by the Hagu Committee of the Dutch reformed Church in 1848 and then returned to South Africa to continue his ministry. He pastored numerous churches in Africa and was one of the founders of the South African general Mission.  In 1877, Murray organized the Mission Training Institute at Wellington, and founded three key organizations: the Ministers Missionary Union, the Layman’s Mission League, and The bible and Prayer Union.  Murray's influences on South Africa’s Dutch Reformed Church were transformative, setting it on the path that led to apartheid. 

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