I just wanted to let you to know that my precious Dad, but known as ALAN VINCENT to many, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday 8 April at 12noon Texas, USA time, (6pm UK time) on the first day of Passover 2020.
My mum, two brothers and I had had a very special moment around his bed on an internet call just an hour earlier and were able to say our goodbyes, cry and pray together. My Mum was with him when he died. I feel thankful that his suffering is finally over but also a deep sense of loss, especially in this strange season that we cannot be together as a family and comfort one another. Mum and Duncan are in the USA and David and I are here in the UK but also separated.
So my Dad, Alan Vincent, entered into glory at 12 noon on April 8th 2020. My Mum, Eileen, and Dad were married for 66 years and they had three children, my brothers Duncan Vincent and David Vincent, and me – Rachel Hickson – and also 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Please honour with us an amazing life lived for Jesus!
ALAN VINCENT – A warrior, a man of great faith, a renowned Bible teacher and author who brought spiritual revelation to tens of thousands for more than 55 years. A missionary who served the Lord in India, who has pioneered in many nations, church planting, raising indigenous leaders and sacrificially giving of himself to every need. He was known as “Dad Alan” in India and was received as an apostle around the world. A father to many, raising up leaders who have now established churches and networks worldwide. A man of love, dedication, self-sacrifice, one who always took responsibility. His life impacted thousands of thousands. He was greatly loved. His was a life well lived.
I’m so grateful for all your love, care and support over these last months when Dad has been so unwell. Thank you for praying and standing with us as a family – you have been amazing. I would so appreciate your ongoing prayer as we navigate the process of a funeral etc, still apart. Mum and Duncan will be the only family at my Dad’s funeral as I and my brother, David, are unable to travel to the USA due to the current lockdown. This will be hard.
Because of the restrictions upon us these days, obviously any public Celebration of my Dad’s life will have to wait but we will have an opportunity at a later date in both the USA and another in the UK.
Thank you so much for your love and prayers.
Love you, Rachel.