The author's parents were pioneer missionaries to Argentina's Toba and Wichi (Mataco) people and he was born amongst the Tobas. He later became Bishop of Argentina and presiding Bishop of the Southern Cone. A remarkable story told with disarming modesty.
David Leake’s parents were pioneer missionaries to Argentina’s Toba and Wichi (Mataco) people and his father reduced the complex Toba language to writing and produced the first basic Toba Grammar and some selected translations from the Bible.
David himself was born amongst the Tobas; he later became Bishop of Argentina and Presiding Bishop of the Southern Cone. He was honoured by the Queen with a CBE. He and his wife Rachel now live in retirement in Norfolk.
“Travel to remote places is popular nowadays. But very few of us stay and live amongst indigenous and marginalized people, learn their languages, inhabit their culture and help them celebrate and value their own traditions. David Leake’s remarkable story of years in the Chaco in Northern Argentina is a rich and compelling story told with disarming modesty. This Norfolk man in Argentina can’t help loving people and loving God. In these pages you will discover why so many people love him.” Bishop Graham James, Bishop of Norwich
“It is full of amusing, vivid and poignant stories that illustrate the dramatic and historic developments that were taking place during these years in Argentina, including ‘The Malvinas/Falklands War.’” Bishop Patrick Harris