The missionary who goes to Africa is in no great danger of being eaten by cannibals, mauled by lions or carried off by yellow fever. The difficulties and problems they have to deal with are of a different kind. The difficulties they see, the opinions they express and the remedies they propose are not those of armchair missiologists but of men and women who are working actively in the field. A large number of missionaries were asked to speak frankly and without reserve – and they did so. What they have to say makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of just what the term African Missions means today .