Collection 713 Oral History Interview with Gillian Gathoni Mwaura
Scope and Contents
Oral history interview with Gillian Gathoni Mwaura in which she discussed her family background in Kenya, her conversion in high school, her education at the Co-Operative College of Kenya and Methodist University; work as a student and as a full-time employee with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students-affiliated ministry FOCUS (Fellowsh ip of Christian Unions) in Kenya and Uganda, cross-cultural training and mission work in Norway; helping to form Global Link Afrika, a Ugandan ministry that is training and sending indigenous missionaries; impressions of the Wheaton Graduate School. The time period covered by the interviews is 1979 to 2019.
- Mwaura, Gillian Gathoni. (Person)
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Full name: Gillian Gathoni Mwaura
Siblings: Two brothers - David and Ken
Marital Status: Married to Robert Edube
Children: Two children - Roy and Bernice
Conversion: Made a personal commitment to follow Christ at the age of 12
2002-2005 - Co-operative College of Kenya in Karen, Kenya; earned a diploma in cooperative management
2007-2008 - Kenya Methodist University in Meru, Kenya; earned Bachelors in Business Administration
2005-2006 - Working as a worker for FOCUS Kenya at Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya
2006-2007 - Working as a FOCUS worker in Norway
2009-2012 - Staff member of the Fellowship of Christian Union, first with Focus Kenya, then with Focus Uganda. Helped to organize conference and recruit students for missions. Spent one year in Norway.
2012-2021 - Director of programs for Global Link Afrika. Recruited and sent Ugandan missionaries in Uganda and Kenya
Other significant information
2015 - Spoke at Intervarsity’s triannual student missions conference in Urbana, Illinois.
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Accruals and Additions
The materials in this collection were given to the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives by Gillian Mwaura in July 2019.
February 10, 2022
- Boarding schools -- Kenya.
- Church work with students -- Kenya.
- Church work with students -- Uganda.
- Church work with youth -- Kenya
- Church work with youth -- Uganda.
- College students -- Uganda -- Religious life.
- College students in missionary work.
- Cross-cultural studies.
- Evangelicalism -- Ghana.
- Evangelicalism -- Kenya.
- Evangelistic work -- Kenya.
- Evangelistic work -- Uganda.
- Fatherhood -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
- Fellowship of Christian Unions (Kenya)
- Fellowship of Christian Unions (Uganda)
- Global Link Afrika.
- Inter-Varsity Student Missions Convention (24th : 2015 : Urbana, Ill.)
- International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES)
- Missionaries -- Kenya.
- Missionaries -- Uganda.
- Missions -- Uganda.
- Part-time missionaries.
- Pentecostalism -- Kenya.
- Pentecostalism -- Uganda.
- Religious and ecclesiastical institutions -- Kenya.
- Religious and ecclesiastical institutions -- Uganda.
- Women in church work -- Kenya.
- Women in church work -- Uganda.
- Collection 713 Oral History Interview with Gillian Gathoni Mwaura
- Bob Shuster
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Roman Script