Pete and Libby share the love of Jesus through medical work, teaching and discipleship at Kijabe Hospital in Kenya.
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.
While 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. Kijabe Hospital serves people from all over Kenya and other parts of East Africa, including a large number from unreached people groups. As people attend the hospital looking for high quality and compassionate healthcare, they are also exposed to the gospel in both word and deed. The hospital is a major training institution and provides an environment for learners to grow in both their clinical skills and their Christian faith, before going on to serve throughout the region and beyond.
Pete works in the Outpatient and Emergency departments of the hospital. He is also the Director of Medical Education, which gives him oversight of numerous clinical training programmes and allows him frequent opportunities for teaching. Through this, he is seeking to disciple and mentor local healthcare providers and mobilise them to reach others.
Libby runs an education course in the hospital, seeking to equip clinicians involved in medical education by enhancing their teaching skills. She also helps facilitate a global Christian mission course called ‘Kairos’. Besides this, Libby assists with student support and teaching in Titchie Swot, the primary school section of Rift Valley Academy, AIM’s boarding school for missionary children.
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