“the missionary and the rainmaker: david livingstone, the bakwena, and the nature of medicine” social sciences and missions 27 (2-3): 145-62 stanley, henry m 1872. The arrival of david livingstone in 1841 marked the beginning of the systematic exploration of the northern regions his travels, and those of cianderson (1853—1858) and others, covered almost every part of the country hitherto unknown.
In 1842, david livingstone started his first mission station at the bakwena village of mabotsa, far from all other white men, and surrounded by wild and savage tribes because livingstone loved and cared for them, they too came to love and trust him. Quotation from horace waller, ed, david livingstone, the last journals of david livingstone, in central africa, from 1865 to his death (london: john murray, 1874.
David livingstone, (born march 19, 1813, blantyre, lanarkshire, scotland—died may 1, 1873, chitambo [now in zambia]), scottish missionary and explorer who exercised a formative influence on western attitudes toward africa. Dr david livingstone livingstone established a mission station on the kalahari margins at mabotsa (near present-day zeerust) amongst the bakwena people, the chief of who, livingstone, david (1857), missionary travels and researches in southern africa, london livingstone, david.
Kweneg district is the homeland of the bakwena people, the first group in botswana converted to christianity by famed missionary david livingstone the kweneng district borders more districts then any other district.
Essay about david livingstone's travels to bakwena country david livingstone’s “ missionary travels in south africa” tells the story of david livingstone’s stay of sixteen year in southern africa. About god, livingstone arrived in south africa land ho at last, africa i claim this land for you, jesus livingstone landed at cape town, and then trav-eled seven hundred miles by oxcart to a mission station at kuruman run by dr moffat at kuruman, livingstone spent his time preaching the gospel, curing the sick, and studying the local languages. 2013 marks the bicentennial of scottish explorer david livingstone (1813-1873) his explorations in central africa are well known – – “dr livingstone, i presume” less well known is his first-hand encounter with the horrors of the arab slave trade in east africa.
David livingstone was a scottish missionary, abolitionist and physician known for his explorations of africa, having crossed the continent during the mid-19th century. At last, weary from long travels, weakened by manifold deprivations, almost famished for lack of food, and broken by disease, david livingstone lay on a rude cot in chitambo's village one of the black men was keeping watch. Located in the country of botswana, 3 kilometres (19 mi) west of kumakwane and 25 kilometres (16 mi) west of gaborone off the thamaga-kanye road, the mission housed a church and a school and was also the home of david livingstone, his wife mary livingstone, and their children.
David stayed only long enough for the oxen to recover and rest the people here called themselves the bakwena the “people of the crocodile”david waited for six months for word from the missionary society in london he learned the language and habits of the bakwena david taught the people about god he also helped the people irrigate the land.
Born on march 19, 1813, in blantyre, south lanarkshire, scotland, david livingstone pursued training in medicine and missionary work before moving to africa in 1841 he. Kweneng district kweneg district is the homeland of the bakwena people, the first group in botswana converted to christianity by famed missionary david livingstone. This young doctor was david livingstone, born in blantyre, scotland, march 19, 1813 he became the pathfinder of africa, whose eventful career is the story of many long, exciting, winding trails.