Heroes of the Faith biographies for children in grades 7-12 presents inspiring life stories of godly men and women who boldly followed God's missionary call upon their lives. The four biographies in this series reveal both the courage and devotion as well as the ordinary humanity of faithful servants. Students are thus reminded that God uses ordinary people in extraordinary ways. In 1875, Alexander Mackay determined to bring the gospel to the African country of Uganda along the shores of Lake Victoria. As a pioneer missionary, he translated Matthew's gospel, built 230 miles of road, and preached the salvation through Jesus to unreached people.