The President of Malawi, Ngwazi Dr. H. Kamuzu Banda attended a thanksgiving service in Blantyre?
LV People gathered outside St. Michael's church
SV Kamuzu Banda arrives and greeted by officials and priests, and enters church
CU Plaque in memory of Livingstone
CU & GV People listening outside to service (4 shots)
CU Palm trees ZOOM OUT TO GV Street scene
CU Man painting "Livingstone Avenue" as street sign
GV EXT Post Office
MV & CU Stamps commemorating Livingstone
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Background: The President of Malawi, Ngwazi Dr. H. Kamuzu Banda attended a thanksgiving service in Blantyre on April 30 (Monday) to mark the centenary of the death of Dr. David Livingstone, has Scottish missionary, explorer and doctor.
The church of St. Michael and All Angels was crowded and thousands of people sat outside during the service.
The Rev. Stephen Kamanga, General Secretary of the Christian of Malawi, who conduced the service described Dr. Livingstone as "the friend of Africa and its people" of his work as missionary, doctor and explorer.
The Very Rev. Jonathan Sangaya, General Secretary of Blantyre Synod, said in his sermon that Malawi remembered Livingstone because he was responsible for bringing Christianity to that part of Africa and the eventual banishing of ignorance and slavery.
President Banda read the lesson at the service.
David Livingstone was born at blantyre, near Glasgow, Scotland in 1813. He died at a village in the north east of what is now Zembia in 1873.
He spent nearly 30 years of his life in Africa. Five of those years were spent travelling in what is now the state of Malawi. His second great journey in effect opened up Malawi.
Livingstone made five journeys in Malawi, which included expeditions on Lake Malawi. On his fifth and last Malawi journey, undertaken in 1863, Livingstone and his small party covered 760 miles in fifty-five days -- mostly on foot.
Two of the main christian Missions in Malawi owe their character to David Livingstone. they are the Livingstonia Mission and the Blantyre Mission. Both missions are approaching their own centenaries.