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Episode 2

Reverse Missionaries Episode 2 of 3

In the city of Blantyre, Malawi, John Chilimtsidya is the pastor of a church that is flourishing. The Charismatic Renewal church is one of the fastest growing in Malawi. In just four years Pastor John's congregation has grown from 25 to 800 - many of them young people.

It was 150 years ago that Dr David Livingstone left his home town Blantyre, Scotland, for Africa. He is credited with opening up Africa to Christianity. Now in a reverse mission, Pastor John is coming to Livingstone's home town where attendance at the local Congregational Church is in decline. Can Pastor John's high-energy evangelical style and his use of music bring young people to the church community? And how will he be received by a congregation wary of change?

On the streets, John faces a huge culture shock - kids who know Jordan but not Jesus, and a Saturday night out in Glasgow that leaves the African pastor reeling. He seeks inspiration from Livingstone's story.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 24 Mar 2012 21:20
BBC Two Wales


Role Contributor
NarratorLesley Sharp
Executive ProducerLucy Hillman
Executive ProducerBilly Paulett
Executive ProducerJames Hayes
Series ProducerDenise Seneviratne
DirectorDenise Seneviratne
ProducerMorgana Pugh