Guy Bastable has known New Life Home Trust founders Clive and Mary Beckenhem since 1970. Clive & Mary moved to Luton to pastor a church Guy’s parents were members and leaders in. Prior to Clive and Mary’s move to Germany, Sweden, and eventually Kenya in 1989, Guy worked alongside him as a trainee minister. From 1985-1988, Guy served on the leadership team of this church. In 1990, Guy and wife Suzanna relocated to Scotland, where Guy served as a self-employed consultant for nearly two decades; in financial services from 1990-96, and then telecoms from 1996-2010.
Guy and Suzanna have four birth children: Arran, Lauren, Cherith and Farrah. They also have two adopted Kenyan children (Gerro and Levi), who were both adopted from New Life Home Trust in 2006. In 2007 and 2008, Guy and Suzanna travelled to Kenya to visit New Life Home Trust locations across the country. On both trips, they felt God calling them to relocate to Keyna to work alongside Clive and Mary. In May 2010, they relocated to Nairobi, Kenya, where they’ve been working with New Life Home Trust ever since!
Guy has been delighted to see, year after year, more of NLHT’s children adopted into Kenyan families. He wants to see NLHT honour the foundation laid by Clive and Mary, by growing to ten times or more its current size and influence, and by saving and transforming the lives of thousands more vulnerable children across Kenya and beyond.