9 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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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. 

    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
    Good Samaritan

    Good Samaritan

    After months of silence, Renee Bach appears on Fox News to defend herself. A few days later, we receive an invitation to meet her in Virginia, face-to-face. 
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

KayCeryn ,

Great podcast

Excellent podcast. Well-researched, balanced, informative and really puts the issues presented into their deserved context. Great hosts. Hard topic to discuss but handled really well. Worth a listen.

Nina Bos ,

Gripping but terrible story

A brave endeavour to cut through the bs of Renee Bach’s practices in Uganda, medical procedures without any training on vulnerable people. Can you imagine the reverse, setting up an unlicensed practice and treating white western kids using Google to look up critical treatment? Unbelievable. So glad this story is being told and hope justice is served.

coxabey ,

Fascinating - and shocking

Well researched - oddly fascinating while so shocking. My only quibble is that the female presenter appears to have forgotten that there are two ‘T’s in ‘important’

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