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Return to Chitambo

In 1960, Ronald and Andrew Swanson left Glasgow as young children for a new life in Zambia with their missionary parents. This is the story of their return to Africa this summer.


Elizabeth, Ronald and Andrew with their mother Mary
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IN 1960 our parents, the late Ron and Mary Swanson with their three very young children – Elizabeth, Ronald and Andrew – left their home in Glasgow to serve the Lord as Church of Scotland missionaries in Chitambo Mission, Zambia; the final resting place of the great Scottish explorer and missionary David Livingstone, who died in Chitambo District in 1873.

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