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Collection 550 Oral History Interviews with Dixie Chirwa

Identifier: CN 550

Scope and Contents

Two oral history interviews with Dixie Chirwa, in which she describes growing up in Lesotho, her conversion to Christian faith and development in Christian life, training as a Campus Crusade for Christ staff worker, work with the Hospital Christian Fellowship, attendance at 1986 International Conference for Itinerant Evangelists (Amsterdam 86), work as a CCC staff member on the campuses of universities in Lesotho, education at Theological College of Central Africa, helping to train church leadership, her personal hardships and how they made her aware of the need for greater counselor-training in the church, and the place of women in the church in Lesotho.

Dixie Chirwa was interviewed by Bob Shuster on November 6 and 10, 1997, at the offices of the BGC Archives. The events described in the interview cover the time period 1975-1997.


  • Created: 1997

Conditions Governing Access

The last nine minutes of tape T3 are closed to researchers until January 1, 2070.

Biographical Information

Christian worker; born April 16, 1962; educated at the Theological College of Central Africa in Zambia and Wheaton College graduate School in the United States; was a member of Campus Crusade for Christ in Lesotho, 1984-1996.

Full name: Dixie Molelekeng (Nkoko) Chirwa Kime; was Dixie Chirwa at the time of the interview

Birth: April 16, 1962 in Mafeteng, Lesotho, Africa


Siblings: Nine siblings

Marital Status: Married in 1991. Husband died in 1995; remarried July 28, 2007 to Rob Kime

Children: 1 son, John Tyman

Conversion: About 1975 at a tent meeting


1975-1979: Butha-Buthe High School in Lesotho

1982: Graduated from Lesotho Agricultural College

1988-1991: Attended and graduated from the Theological College of Central Africa in Zambia

1997-1999: Attended Wheaton College Graduate school in Wheaton, Illinois, USA, graduated with an MA

2002-2004: Enrolled in the Psychology program of the Wheaton College Graduate School Career

1982-?: Researcher for the government’s agricultural bank.

1984-1987: On staff of Campus Crusade for Christ in Maseru, Lesotho; worked with the Hospital Christian Fellowship.

1988-1991: On CCC staff on leave, as she attended seminary.

1992-1996: Campus director of the CCC branch in Roma, Lesotho. Helped start the CCC chapter at the National University.


4.00 Audio Tapes

227 Minutes

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