Missionary Pioneer, Captain Allen Gardiner (1794-1851) founder of the Patagonia Mission.
At one town, when asked what sort of a meeting he had had, he answered, "Not very good, but better than sometimes."
"How many were present?"
"Not one; but no meeting is better than a bad one."
The last words in his journal, before dying of starvation and from the cold, he testifies of the loving kindness of God
"5. Friday.--Great and marvellous are the loving-kindnesses of my gracious God unto me."
"I neither hunger nor thirst, though five days without food! Marvellous loving-kindness to me a sinner!--Your affectionate brother in Christ."
Allen Gardiner is believed to have died on 6th September 1851
In his death Allen Gardiner was overwhelmed with a sense of the goodness of God which is evident in his writtings.
Sermon by Dr Sinclair Ferguson - Gospel Coalition website
Exposition of Psalm 13, Has God Forgotten Me?