Robert Moffat: The Missionary Hero of Kuruman is the story of a courageous man who came to Africa with the strength of his convictions. He endured wild beasts, hunger, savages, and emotional tribulations. Moffat was born in Scotland in 1795. After becoming a Congregational missionary he was sent to Africa. Moffat was a builder, carpenter, smith, gardener, and farmer. His work helped the natives develop a civilized society with a written language and appreciation for the arts. His religious faith was a strong role model, which led his son-in-law, David Livingstone to follow in his footsteps.