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SASRA Presence in Kenya

The British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) provides demanding training to exercising units preparing to deploy on operations or assume high-readiness tasks. UK MOD © Crown copyright 2020.

Outside the UK, the largest number of UK Armed Forces deployments are currently training or on operations in Africa. The British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) provides demanding training to exercising units preparing to deploy on operations or assume high-readiness tasks. Image: UK MOD © Crown copyright 2020.

Following a successful interview in December, RAF veteran Dr Alan Jordan has started working as a part-time Scripture Reader at the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK). Alan first met a Scripture Reader during his military service:

I joined the RAF as an Aircraft Technician and it was there that I met a SASRA Scripture Reader. He connected all that I’d heard from my friend and at a church youth group to my need for a saviour. God changed my life and forgave my sin that night.

Alan worked fifteen years in the RAF before God called him and his family to be missionaries in Kenya in 1994. Two years later, they were back in the UK where Alan completed his BA degree in Theology and trained to be a secondary school teacher.

Again, God was speaking to their hearts to go and do missionary work with Africa Inland Mission (AIM) and so Alan and his wife went to Northern Kenya to start a Bible college in Marsabit, before moving to Nanyuki on the Kenyan Equator.

We have been in Nanyuki for two years and I am again teaching the Bible course to pastors and leaders. I also visit BATUK once a week to lead three Bible studies, working closely with the Chaplain. After interviews, I was accepted into SASRA as a Scripture Reader. This has now made my appointment to the BATUK official and provided more access to share the gospel with a wider audience on camp.

ASR Alan Jordan
A longer version of this article was first published in our Ready magazine, which you can subscribe to receive by email.

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