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Kolobeng Mission


In 1847, Livingstone moved on from Chonuane to build a mission at Kolobeng, where Chief Sechele, ruler of the Kwêna people, made a profession of faith, but only for a few months, in 1849. During his time in Kolobeng, Livingstone travelled north three times, which convinced him to take up exploration as a means of trailblazing a way for future missions.

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David Livingstone

David Livingstone  was a Scottish physician, Congregationalist, and pioneer Christian missionary with the London Missionary Society, an explorer in Africa, and one of the most popular British heroes of the late 19th-century Victorian era. He had a mythical status that operated on a number of interconnected levels: Protestant missionary martyr, working-class “rags-to-riches” inspirational story,…

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