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On survival

Summary

Ngardarb Riches thinks things would have been even worse without Christian missions.

Summary

Ngardarb Riches thinks things would have been even worse without Christian missions.

Transcript

If missions hadn’t existed, a lot of us would not be alive today. A lot of our families and tribes would have been wiped out because that was the intention of the government, because they said that we were a dying race. But we’re survivors, and a lot of the Christian missions gave us that opportunity, to have our families survive and to have that safe haven. And even though there was changes where they had – we had to stop a lot of our practices and beliefs and stuff, but at least it was somewhere safe. Had we been in a lot of the government missions, I’m not sure what would have happened. Because their plan was to wipe us out anyway. But we had someone that cared for us and that was some of these Christian missionaries.