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.
Kenya gained independence from Britain in 1963. Since then British tourism has been a key element of Kenya’s economy, however, unemployment, poverty and crime remain high. Whilst the majority religion is Christianity, Kenya’s ethnic diversity and vast countryside means there are still many unreached with the gospel.
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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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.
If you would like to partner with the Jordans in your prayers, gifts and practical support, please download and complete this form and return to Freepost RTJH-JRZE-XXKX Africa Inland Mission, Halifax Place, Nottingham NG1 1QN.
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Latest prayer points
- 6 November 2020
“After much thought and discussion we decided not to travel back to the UK during these two months of October and November… We believe we are a little safer here in northern Kenya! However, in Kenya positive testing is on the rise… The President has announced new Covid-19 guidelines for a 60-day period: curfew from 10pm-4am, 1 metre social distancing, and for public officers aged over 58 years to work remotely. School opening has been put back until January 2021. Please pray for the remaining students who won’t return to school until January 2021, who will repeat an academic year. Pray that people travelling out of Nairobi won’t carry the virus with them to neighbouring counties… Pray for our conversations with the locals who continue to be interested in what we are still doing here in Marsabit even though there is a pandemic.”
- 4 September 2020
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.
- 3 July 2020
“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.”