Jun
24
2014

 My friend Don Orr has never drunk a full cup of coffee. He took a sip as a young man and immediately spit it out. “That’s the only taste I ever wanted.” I said, “Don, you were a missionary for 34 years among the beautiful coffee plantations you just described and you never tasted the […]

May
19
2014

Fred and Joy Allen had 24 years as missionaries in Lusaka, Zambia and were contemplating retirement in 1993. But soon they learned that God was not quite finished with them. A voluntary team from Indiana was planning a crusade outreach into the Western Province of Zambia. There was a plea from the Executive Committee of […]

May
3
2014

Fred Allen is a man that is always thankful to God. After spending 27 years as a missionary to Zambia he looks back and says, “God took care of us through many difficulties and challenges. God saw us through. We are thankful.” Even though Zambia has never had a war, there were wars all around […]

Apr
27
2014

Leaving family and friends behind, knowing that they would not see them for 4 years was one of the emotional difficulties the Allens would experience. Fred says, “Such partings are such sweet sorrow.” The grand send-off was May 16, 1971 from Love Field Airport, Dallas, TX. Present were members of the Allen and Watts families, […]

Apr
22
2014

In 1970 Fred and Joy Allen felt they were called and on their way as missionaries to Guyana, South America. But out of 30 couples that were trained and commissioned, they were the only ones that were not able to go to the mission field. Their destination country, Guyana had stopped receiving missionaries. Guyana had […]