Alan and Pauline Jordan

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The Jordans serve with the Africa Inland Church at the Northern Bible Training Centre in Marsabit, northern Kenya. Alan teaches at the Training Centre and Pauline is the Administrator of the local Africa Inland Church primary school.

Alan and Pauline’s journey into cross-cultural mission started in 1993, when they felt the Lord’s call for Alan to leave his job as an RAF aircraft engineer and serve him somewhere on the mission field. They served with AIM for two years, working with AIM Air in Nairobi. When they returned to the UK, Alan finished his Theology degree at Bible college and Pauline ran the family home, but the desire to return to serve in Africa remained.

In January 2019 they moved to Marsabit in northern Kenya to be part of a larger team working alongside the Africa Inland Church (AIC). Marsabit is 550km north of Nairobi, and is the political, social and economic centre of northern Kenya. It is also home to eight distinct people groups, including the Samburu, Gabbra, Borana and Somali peoples.

The Jordans live locally within Marsabit, and spent the first few months there setting up home and building relationships with the local Bishop and church leaders. Alan now teaches at the Northern Bible Training Centre, helping pastors grow in their knowledge of the Bible and training them in their pastoral ministry. Pauline teaches English.

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Latest Prayer News

Alan and Pauline Jordan serve in Marsabit, northern Kenya, where Alan teaches at the Northern Bible Training Centre and Pauline works in a local Primary school. Sadly, the area is experiencing a water shortage because it didn’t receive enough rain in April and May. Please pray that God will send more rain before the next rainy season is due in October, and for wisdom for AIM’s missionaries in the area to know how they can best support others and show God’s love during this time of drought. 

Pauline and Alan Jordan serve in Marsabit, Kenya, where Alan teaches at the Northern Bible Training Centre and Pauline splits her time between teaching lessons and organising the AIC Marsabit Academy, teaching English at the Northern Bible Training Centre and helping with the local church’s Sunday school. Pray that God would sustain them in the different ways that they serve.

Alan and Pauline Jordan did not travel back to the UK in the autumn to raise support because of the UK’s increased Covid-19 infection rates, but they still need to raise more support. Please pray that God will provide what they need to be able to continue their ministry in Marsabit.

Because of government restrictions in Kenya schools the Northern Bible Training Centre won’t re-open until January 2021, so the Jordans are planning to return to the UK for eight weeks in the autumn to raise more support. Please pray for safe travel for Alan & Pauline, and that God would provide the finances they need to continue their ministry in Marsabit.

 “As churches have not been able to meet together, we have been able to help with the services on the local radio station. This has been very beneficial to so many people who are isolated in their remote areas, listening on their mobiles. It has been encouraging from the amount of people phoning in for prayer… Praise God for successful services for teenagers and youth on the local radio station during the pandemic.”

Kenya

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