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Alan and Megan Barker
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Alan and Megan Barker joined BMS in 2000. Their initial overseas placement was with United Mission to Nepal (2000-2004) in Kathmandu where Alan worked in management and Megan as an occupational therapist. After a period of leave of absence, they returned to Nepal in 2007 to work with International Nepal Fellowship (INF) in Surkhet. Alan worked in management and donor relations, training local staff as he did so. Megan developed rehabilitation services, expanding the work beyond leprosy to include other disabilities, working alongside and training Nepalese therapists. Alan and Megan have had an extended time in the UK awaiting visas, but they have now returned to Nepal while they continue to progress their visas and settle back into life there. Alan and Megan have three children who were in Nepal with them initially but are now adults and have settled back in the UK.
  • 2 Aug 2017
    Creating dependency?
    Posted by Alan and Megan Barker at 14:20 on Aug 2nd, 2017
    We have now been back in Nepal for 8 weeks and are feeling more at home again now. Life, language and culture are beginning to feel ‘normal’. The visa process is still dragging on but there is gradual progress along the various stages that it needs to go through – some positive signs!  As we
  • 19 Jul 2017
    Flooding
    Posted by Alan and Megan Barker at 05:23 on Jul 19th, 2017
    Yes, Nepal does have serious issues with floods and landslides at the moment, but I am thinking of a different kind of flooding. It is a term used in psychiatry – well, it used to be. It’s a technique to help people get over phobias. So, for example, if you are afraid of spiders you might be giv
  • 14 Jun 2017
    And…we’re back!
    Posted by Alan and Megan Barker at 08:54 on Jun 14th, 2017
    It’s coming up to a year since we were last in Nepal, and that was only a quick visit to move our things from Surkhet to Pokhara in preparation for our return. That return has been a long time coming and here we are now, in Kathmandu and moving on to Pokhara soon. Here’s some observations from
  • 6 Sep 2015
    Touching yet humbling
    Posted by Alan and Megan Barker at 08:56 on Sep 6th, 2015
    A few months ago as we passed through Kathmandu to go to the UK we visited a church there that we enjoy going to. It is known particularly for its ministry to people with disabilities. The time came for the chorus singing and we did not have a book with us. The lady in front of me took out her choru
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  • 16 Mar 2017
    Introducing Alan Barker
    Posted by Alan and Megan Barker at 16:26 on Mar 16th, 2017
  • 16 Mar 2017
    Introducing Megan Barker
    Posted by Alan and Megan Barker at 16:26 on Mar 16th, 2017
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Creating dependency?
2th Aug 2017

We have now been back in Nepal for 8 weeks and are feeling more at home again now. Life, language...

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Flooding
19th Jul 2017

Yes, Nepal does have serious issues with floods and landslides at the moment, but I am thinking of a different...

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And…we’re back!
14th Jun 2017

It’s coming up to a year since we were last in Nepal, and that was only a quick visit to...

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