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John The Baptist

Kayne Ngātokowhā Peters / Piata Gardiner-Hoskins
Running time: 3 mins

An Englishman travels to Aotearoa, guided by a mission to share God’s love in te reo Māori.

At the beginning of the 19th century, te reo Māori was the most commonly spoken language in Aotearoa (New Zealand). It is now considered one of the world’s most endangered languages.

Inspired by a call from God – and a line in Aotearoa’s national anthem – John Catmur moves halfway around the world to immerse himself in the world of Māori not just to save souls but to save an oppressed language as well. Speaking only in te reo Māori to make the most of a majestic oratory tradition, this dedicated Baptist minister shares his remarkable passion for a language in peril.

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