Why missionaries established mission stations

(i). To serve as centres of converting Africans.

(ii). To serve as centres where Africans would be taught basic literacy to enable them read the bible.
(iii). To teach Africans new methods of carpentry, farming and masonry.
(iv). To server as centres to train African catchists who would facilitate spread of Christianity.
(v). To serve as centres of spreading western European culture
(vi). To act as centres where basic health care was provided to Africans.
(vii). To act as centres for settlement of freed slaves and other displaced persons.
(viii). To act as centres for pacification of Africans / centres to promote European Colonization.
(ix). To serve as bases where European missionaries would operate from