It was on a mission’s trip with their sending church to Uganda, East Africa in 2005 that Alan realized how the tool of medicine could be used to reach souls with the Gospel of Christ. God’s call had come and he had a decision to make: stay and practice medicine for the wealthy and privileged in Washington DC, or go and minister to the underprivileged and spiritually poor of Uganda. The decision was clear and without difficulty.
Alan and Elena have been on the field of Uganda since June 2011 and began working on a church plant in a village outside of Soroti. In 2016, after this church was turned over to a national pastor, Alan assumed the leadership of the Soroti Orphan Assistance Project (SOAP). There are 43 orphans that we minister to through the Independent Baptist Church and the Independent Baptist Primary School. Our goal is to see these children saved, baptized and discipled to be well-grounded and faithful witnesses for Christ, in their communities and throughout Uganda.
Alan is a Physician Assistant and Elena is an RN. The Lord has allowed them to open many doors to share the Gospel through a weekly sickle cell clinic and mobile clinics to the surrounding villages of Soroti. By showing people we care by ministering to their bodies, we can then minister to their souls as well. Luke 9:2And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
The Sutphen's are sent out from Temple Baptist Church in Herndon, VA, and their pastor is Dr. David Pittman. Thank you for taking time to visit this site. Please pray for the Sutphen family as they continue ministering to the people of Uganda, East Africa.