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By Tracie Mitchell
Staff Writer 

Malawi mission changes Cowboy Preacher forever


July 20, 2018

COURTESY/James Scott

James Scott, the cowboy preacher, talks to a group of children during his mission to Malawi, Africa June 13.

WORLAND – When Shell Cowboy Church pastor James Scott, known as the Cowboy Preacher, left on June 13 to go on a three week mission trip to Malawi, Africa, he knew that he would be going to a poor country. What he didn't realize was that the people he was going to share the Gospel with were struggling to survive with next to nothing, yet were still happy.

About six years ago Scott met a man named Jimmy May in Sturgis, South Dakota. "He's asked me to go to Africa for the last four years. This is their 15th year of going, which will be their final year. It's always kind of been overlapping o...

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