10 episodes

A young missionary named Renee Bach left her comfortable life in America to start a malnutrition program in rural Uganda. Folks back home and in Uganda praised her as a model missionary -- an example of the healing power of God’s message. But a decade later she’s accused of masquerading as a doctor and rumored to have killed hundreds of children in her unlicensed clinic. How did Renee Bach end up here? Is she a case of good intentions gone wrong...or a predator posing as a saint? Hosted and reported by journalists Rajiv Golla, Halima Gikandi and Malcolm Burnley. 

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    • 4.4 • 117 Ratings

A young missionary named Renee Bach left her comfortable life in America to start a malnutrition program in rural Uganda. Folks back home and in Uganda praised her as a model missionary -- an example of the healing power of God’s message. But a decade later she’s accused of masquerading as a doctor and rumored to have killed hundreds of children in her unlicensed clinic. How did Renee Bach end up here? Is she a case of good intentions gone wrong...or a predator posing as a saint? Hosted and reported by journalists Rajiv Golla, Halima Gikandi and Malcolm Burnley. 

    Introducing: Camp Hell: Anneewakee

    Introducing: Camp Hell: Anneewakee

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    • 3 min
    Episode 8 - What's Left

    Episode 8 - What's Left

    After becoming an international controversy, Renee reconsiders her entire life’s work. But the mothers suing her are still nowhere closer to finding answers.
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    • 43 min
    Episode 7 - Matthew 18

    Episode 7 - Matthew 18

    After a string of complaints and a leaked report, Serving His Children is forced to shut its doors. But Jinja’s problems are only beginning.
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    • 40 min
    Episode 6 - 105 Children

    Episode 6 - 105 Children

    When Renee’s story hit the airwaves, a Ugandan official decides to look into her alleged crimes. He’s shocked by what he finds: nothing.
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    • 46 min
    Episode 5 - Barbie Savior

    Episode 5 - Barbie Savior

    The role that Christian missionaries play in the world has changed a lot over the years. In this episode, we examine the missionary industrial complex — from Barbie Savior to missionary influencers — and discover that Renee Bach isn't an anomaly.

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    • 40 min
    Episode 4 - The Video

    Episode 4 - The Video

    For years, a baby named Patricia was a Serving His Children success story. But a video sent to our team throws everything into question.
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
117 Ratings

117 Ratings

docmarten237 ,

thumbs up

This podcast is definitely underrated! I’m surprised that not many people have heard of it!
I think this podcast sheds light on to the white saviour complex (which continues to fascinate me). I am not a religious person so I find it interesting and strange that missionaries believe they were “called by god” to go “save” these people.

(The only thing I didn’t like about this podcast is the forced way Halima spoke, it sounded like an uncomfortable news report)

Meeee again ,

Meh

I Can’t get past the voice and tone of the narrator. You can almost predict the highs and lows in her tone and add the vocal fry at the end of her sentences. It’s distracting and it takes away from the story. I wanted to like this podcast but unfortunately I wasn’t able to.

Bluesheets ,

White privilege telling stories about white privilege

The presenters voices are over dramatized. They talk about their own lives and how it may add to the stories, but it just sounds like they are trying to convey that they have some semblance of life experience.

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