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 will move 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 will live locally within Marsabit, spending the first few months setting up home and building relationships with the local Bishop and church leaders. Alan will work to establish a Bible training centre for the AIC, to support new and existing church leaders, helping them grow in their knowledge of the Bible and training them in their pastoral ministry. Pauline will be working in children’s ministry in the local church, teaching children Bible stories and seeking to disciple them as they grow in Christ. She will also work with the church to help train children’s workers for the future.
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In January 2019 the Jordans will go to Marsabit, northern Kenya, to serve with the Africa Inland Church. Alan will teach in a Bible training centre and Pauline will be involved in children’s ministry.
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Latest prayer points
- 17 May 2019
Pauline writes: “Alan has taught for one week at the Northern Bible Training Centre (NBTC) and will continue the course in May… I have a house help who wants me to teach her to read as she has not finished her primary schooling. In May I will start teaching English to some Ethiopian missionaries.” Please pray for Alan as he teaches at NBTC and for Pauline as she teaches English and literacy.
- 1 February 2019
Alan & Pauline Jordan are in Kenya, preparing to go to their assignment in Marsabit to serve with the Africa Inland Church. “We are currently on a three-week orientation and training programme in Nakuru. It is very interesting and will help us with our work in Marsabit. As part of our familiarisation with the church in Africa we visited a rural Africa Inland Church called Kilewet. It was a small new church which took half an hour to drive to on a dusty track. Pauline was asked to tell a Bible story to about 30 children under a tree! Alan was invited to sing in Swahili with the pastor and elders of the church. Our team were made very welcome and have been invited to go [this] Sunday when Alan has been asked to preach.” Please pray for Alan as he preaches on Sunday, and that he will bless the church in Kilewet with his sermon. Please continue to pray for him and Pauline as they adjust to life in Kenya and prepare to go to their assignment in Marsabit.
- 21 December 2018
Alan & Pauline are preparing to go to their assignment. “2018 has truly been a year of events and happenings. In February our sixth grandchild was born while we were in Kenya. Alan took a trip up to Marsabit to a meeting with the Kenyan AIC committee to discuss the way forward for the new Bible School to begin. We celebrated our 60th milestone birthdays with a party and silent auction, which raised a considerable amount of funds. Alan finally left his job in May, Pauline left her job in July but went back to do a bit of supply work until the end of November. Our church friends organised a music concert which also raised a lot of money towards the work. On Sunday 2nd December we had the Commissioning Service at Ross Baptist Church, to which many folk travelled miles to be with us.” Praise God for his faithfulness and provision shown to the Jordans through church, friends and family, and pray that they will know him to be watching over them as they start their assignment in January.