Lulu Flemming

Reg Grant on December 26, 2009 in DTS Devotional

Ever hear of Lulu Fleming? She was the daughter of a slave. She was valedictorian of her class at Shaw University and became the first Black person appointed a career missionary by the woman’s American Baptist foreign Mission Society of the West and later earned a degree in medicine from the Pennsylvania Woman’s Medical College. She sailed for Africa in 1887 where she poured out the rest of her brief life in the Lord’s service. “Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will exalt you.” (James 4:10) Not many folks have ever heard of Lulu Fleming. Down here, that is.