Africa
Inland Mission

Pete & Libby Halestrap

with Finlay, Gabriel and Florence

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Pete and Libby share the love of Jesus through medical work, teaching and discipleship at Kijabe Hospital in Kenya.

Kenya gained independence from Britain in 1963. Since then British tourism has been a key element of Kenya’s economy, however, unemployment, poverty and crime remain high. Whilst the majority religion is Christianity, Kenya’s ethnic diversity and vast countryside means there are still many unreached with the gospel.

The Halestraps have been living and serving in Kenya since 2012. They are based at Kijabe Hospital, a large mission hospital in the Rift Valley.

Whilst Christianity is widespread in Kenya, its ethnic diversity and vast countryside mean there are still many who remain strangers to the good news of Jesus. Though it is in an area where the gospel has been proclaimed for over 100 years, Kijabe Hospital serves people from all over Kenya and other parts of East Africa, including a large number from unreached people groups and areas hostile to the gospel. As people go to the hospital looking for high quality and compassionate healthcare they are also exposed to the gospel in both word and deed.

Pete works in the Outpatient and Emergency departments of the hospital. He also runs a Higher Diploma programme in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care for Clinical Officers, and a postgraduate General Practice training programme for doctors. Through these he is seeking to disciple local believers and mobilise them to be reaching others.

Libby leads a weekly ladies’ Bible study group and teaches a preschool class at Rift Valley Academy, AIM’s boarding school for missionary children, as well as supporting the family and taking care of their three children, Finlay, Gabriel and Florence.

Together, Pete and Libby are also Unit Leaders for the AIM Kijabe team, a role that includes responsibility for administration, strategy and member care for the local AIM families.

Could you partner with the Halestraps in this work?

Partner with the Halestraps

The Halestraps work at Kijabe Hospital, Kenya, seeking to serve the people attending the hospital and living nearby.

If you would like to partner with the Halestraps in your prayers, gifts and practical support, please download and complete this form and return to Freepost RTJH-JRZE-XXKX Africa Inland Mission, Halifax Place, Nottingham NG1 1QN.

For any queries, please email: financeadmin.eu@aimint.org

 

 

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