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Collection 713 Oral History Interview with Gillian Gathoni Mwaura

Identifier: CN 713

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.


  • 2019


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research, and there are no access restrictions on the materials in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright to the material in this collection is owned by the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives. Permission is required for reproduction or publication.

Biographical Information

Full name: Gillian Gathoni Mwaura

Birth: 1981


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.


2 Sound Recordings

148 Minutes

Language of Materials


Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives by Gillian Mwaura in July 2019.

Accession: 19-33

February 10, 2022

Bob Shuster

Collection 713 Oral History Interview with Gillian Gathoni Mwaura
Bob Shuster
Language of description
Script of description
Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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