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 is working 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 works in children’s ministry in the local church, teaching children Bible stories and seeking to disciple them as they grow in Christ. She also works with the church to help train children’s workers for the future.
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The Jordans serve with the Africa Inland Church at the Northern Bible Training Centre in Marsabit, northern Kenya.
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Latest prayer points
- 1 November 2019
“The Bible Centre students completed the Church History module and have now returned home to their villages to work within their churches. Please pray for all the students as they are back in their churches and rural village locations. Pray for rain especially in Korr as they have had none, and it is the rainy season! Pray also for peace amongst the tribes, especially as pastoralists move their livestock to water and grazing pastures.”
- 13 September 2019
With the new term at the Bible Training Centre having begun, Alan & Pauline share a number of prayer points: for Alan as he teaches Evangelism and Church History; for the new English students and the classes that Pauline teaches; and for the new students of the full-time day course, evening and Saturday morning classes.
- 19 July 2019
“Our trip to Korr last month was quite revealing of how people struggle to live in the very arid, dry desert. We wonder how people survive, especially now there is a serious water crisis. The rain in April was not enough and many of the wells have dried up… The ladies walk for 8 km (5 miles) to fetch water, it takes them about six hours but at the moment the donkey is too weak so it’s not used anymore as there is nothing for it to eat. There are not many men in Korr as they have taken the animals to the other side of the mountain to find water and pasture for their livestock… Please pray for rain, but gentle and continuous, in the north of Kenya.”