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Alan in India 2016

Alan speaking at Chennai

Alan and Margot travelled to India in July 2016, visiting Harvest Ministries based in Chennai and Marantha Ministries based in Amritsa. The video is Alan telling Branches about his travels on his return. ...........


Uganda and Kenya January 2014

Thursday 9 January
We left home at 3 am in order to get to Manchester airport in time for our early morning flight to Nairobi via Amsterdam. At Nairobi we were met by Bishop Moses Naibei. We stayed overnight in his home with his lovely wife, C ...........


Alan in Sri Lanka for the weekend

UCF Pastor's Conference

Most of my friends think I am crazy travelling all the way to Sri Lanka and back for the weekend! But if I wasn't crazy I wouldn't have done half the things I have done, I wouldn't have had half the fun, and I would never have seen the amazing things ...........


Alan in India 2010

Maranatha Ministries

On Friday 9th July we flew via Dubai to Chennai in South India, arriving just before 9:00 a.m. We spent the rest of the morning in bed and didn't unpack until after lunch. We stayed with Finny and Phoebe Joseph, the parents of Prem Joseph(pastor ...........


Alan in Central African Republic 2010

On 28th April I set out on my tenth annual visit to Bangui, Capital City of the Central African Republic. Unlike last year, there was someone there to meet me, so I did not have to find my own way to Anatole's house.
This year there are si ...........


Alan and Margot in Central African Republic

Margot and I are just back from two weeks in Central African Republic, where we had an amazing, though tiring time. This was my 11th time in this country, but for Margot it was her very first visit.
The main purpose of the trip was to teach at ...........


Stefanie, Jan and Howard in Romania

Stef and Jan with Michela and her family

Although Alan is our best travelled fellowship member, this time it was Stef, Howard and Jan who went to take a look at the work of Networks a group working in Romania. Stef has long had a knowledge that God wants to   use her in mission and the opp ...........


Alan in Ethiopia 2009

Our Hotel

We flew out to Ethiopia on 7 November, just in time to get to away from the appalling weather which was experienced in this country! Esckinder, the principal of the Ethiopian Full Gospel Theological College met us at the airport in his car - no headl ...........


Alan in India 2009

Alan speaking at the Pastor's conference

Before flying out to India we received news that my mother, who was in a nursing home, had seriously deteriorated, and was not expected to live much longer. After a great deal of prayer and discussion with my two younger brothers, it was felt right f ...........


Alan in Central African Republic 2009

Worshippers at the celebration

Between 29th April and 15th May I had a most amazing time in Bangui, capital city of Central African Republic. This was my ninth visit to this country, and certainly the best trip yet. I did, however, return home totally exhausted, and am only just b ...........


Alan in Uganda 2009

Students receive their certificates

I left home on Tuesday 6th January to fly via Amsterdam to Entebbe. I was met at the airport by Pastor Sam Eninu who is my contact in Uganda. From Entebbe we drove the 20 or so miles into Kampala and spent the night in a house owned by 'Passion f ...........


Alan in Ethiopia 2008

I left Manchester first thing on Saturday 8th November, flying via Amsterdam and arriving in Addis Ababa the Capital City, at 10:00 p.m.The flight involves a couple of hours stop at Khartoum (Sudan), but passengers for Addis remain on the plane, so w ...........


Green and White Day

Some of the fellowship in green and white

In February 2008 we hosted a weekend with a gentleman from Release International an organisation which helps Christians who are having problems because of war, poverty or persecution.
Our young people were very moved by the stories he told, esp ...........


Alan in India 2007

Friday 1st July I flew to Chennai (Madras) capital city of the state of Tamil Nadu in South India.

Saturday 2nd Sunday 3rd July
Free day - time to relax, but also to visit the fishing ports which had been hit by the tsunami six ...........


Alan in Central African Republic 2007

The flights to Paris and then to Bangui both went well; I arrived in Bangui at 5am on a Thursday. From there I went straight to Anatole's with time to unpack, repack and rest a little before setting out at 2pm for the town of Damara some 75 km no ...........


Alan in Central African Republic 2006

On 5th May I flew from Manchester to France en route for my sixth visit to Bangui, capital city of the Central African Republic. I arrived early Saturday morning, and had my one and only rest day for the next fortnight!

On the Sunday m ...........


Alan in India 2006

Boat overturned by Tsunami

I arrived in India at midnight on 7th January. The following day I was taken to se the area of Chennai (Madras) that had been hit by the tsunami. I saw boats that had been thrown up on to the road, houses that had been completely destroyed, some havi ...........