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Peter and Barbara Hill - TLM Heroes

An older white couple smiling at their kitchen table in the UK.

In the mid-sixties, Peter and Barbara Hill from England joined The Leprosy Mission as the first TLM missionaries sent to Nigeria. Peter worked as an Orthotist at the Leprosy Hospital in Orji River, Enugu, in the Eastern Region of Nigeria. Peter was the pioneer of the leprosy shoe workshop in the hospital where he trained some local staff in shoe making.

When the civil war broke out in Nigeria in 1969, Peter and Barbara were evacuated back to England. In the seventies, they were posted to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia to start the orthopaedic workshop at ALERT Hospital.

Peter and Barbara returned to Nigeria in 1999 to work in Minna, Niger State, in the north central of Nigeria. Peter was the pioneer of the Orthopaedic workshop in Chanchaga, while Barbara worked as the Personal Assistant to TLM's Africa Regional Director.

Peter and Barbara retired in 2004 and returned to England where they remain members of a TLM prayer group in Birmingham.

As their colleague Bunmi puts it "They are both very godly couple, dedicated missionaries who loved the local people; they were always very passionate about the care for people affected by leprosy. Even today, Peter and Barbara still have a deep love for people affected by leprosy."