Meet the Team

Directors

Founder of the Trust.

In Marilyn’s early years as a Christian she heard a retired missionary lady speak about her 40 years’ work with the family of Pastor Arvind Thomas in Northern India. Florence Adams had dedicated her life to the Lord’s calling on her life but due to bad health had returned to the UK, where she would travel and share her work with various groups of people. Marilyn became closely involved with her and supported her in achieving these aims.

Marilyn accepted Arvind’s invitation to visit him and his work in India in the summer of 1996, for five weeks.

Having visited India on numerous occasions since that time, she knew that the work needed to be more accountable in the UK by forming a Charitable Trust.  This was set up and the initial Trustees were appointed in 2002 with the charity adopting the name Bethel Full Gospel Church [India-UK] Trust.

This original Trust grew and developed in ways that Marilyn had not imagined when it was started.  More trustees were added, project managers came on board to help run projects and the Trust developed from supporting one original partner to the present-day number of 10.

The Trust’s name was changed in 2006 to Vision for Asia.

God has laid on Marilyn’s heart a love for Asia and its people that she says will never leave her.


Sue followed with interest, and became involved in, the work of Vision for Asia after meeting Marilyn Collins. She was invited to join as a trustee in 2006 and helped with the child sponsorship programme, taking on the role of Treasurer In 2013.

Sue loves the people of Asia and enjoys using her God-given skills for the benefit of God’s work in Asia. She is married and has two sons.


In was in 1986 that John knew that he was being called to serve God’s people in India. Propelled by a powerful vision of that country, he first travelled there in 1995 and has subsequently made many more trips. He has also travelled to Nepal on ministry numerous times as well.

John has always been passionate about the Indian Subcontinent and continues to nurture and develop relationships with mission partners there as Overseas Mission Director. He also organises and leads ministry trips for interested supporters to South Asia and beyond.


Nicky studied Theology at St John’s College, Nottingham, gaining a good grounding for her Christian walk. She later went on to become a Registered General Nurse.

Although Nicky did not accept the role of project manager at first, she later agreed to take up this responsibility in September 2016. After her visit to India in November 2017 she was appointed a Trustee the following year.

She is passionate in her belief that every child should have the opportunity to receive an education, enhancing opportunities for employment and future security.

Nicky networks the Christian and secular communities to gain child sponsorship and finance and raising the profile of Vision for Asia.


Mary became involved with Vision for Asia after her husband helped set up the Trust in 2002. She helped the Trustees organise and run an Indian Day, following which she was invited to become a Trustee in 2004.

Mary developed an interest in the people of India through attending other conferences and saw this as her opportunity to become more involved.


Finance and Admin

Anne Strobel Joined our team in November 2015 to be available to help/take responsibility for the charities accounts if the treasurer is unable to continue.


Independent Examiner of Accounts

Magnus first joined with us in October 2012 when it was agreed we should look at changes to our Charitable status. He is now retained as our independent financial examiner of accounts.


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  • We work on various projects throughout the year to help improve lives through humanitarian aid after an emergency, providing vocational training, providing water pumps and much more.
Take a look at our range of projects currently active: https://www.visionforasia.org/projects/
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  • Our lives can often feel rushed and overwhelmed. With constant responsibilities and needs that press for our attention, there might be very little time we routinely set aside for rest and renewal. If you can spare a minute this Sunday to pray for all those we support and who support us we'd greatly appreciate your thoughts for those we could not do our incredible support without.
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  • Incessant rains have once again created havoc in Kerala, which has caused many deaths, left hundreds of people stranded and thousands more homeless. Relief work will be undertaken as soon as these villages become accessible by our partner and his church who live in Kerala.
If you can assist in this relief work your money will be spent on providing much needed food. Please use the donations page on our website www.visionforasia.org … Thank you!
  • If you're looking for a way to aid us from your home, donations of any size help our work and your payers for our partners putting the essential work be put into action. 
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  • We’re lucky our supporters help our partners doing their incredible work to improve lives in Asia with amazing donations. Another vital support they provide are their prayers for our partners, which any of you can provide for free. They pray God will provide for their needs, and he does.
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  • Did you know on average, a British person lets eight litres of water flow down the sink while they clean their teeth whilst 1.1 billion people globally have no access to clean water? Take a look at what a massive difference a simple water pump makes to a village in Asia with donations from people like you from as little as £5 per month.
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  • We're so proud of the work we do within Asia and how we got started; we'd love to inspire you to get involved. 
Take a look at the journey which brought us to the point of setting up this charity. If it raises any questions we'd love to hear from you.
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  • Are you wondering what we are fundraising for and what the money is used for? Take a look at our blog discussing the fantastic work our team undertake to transform the lives of those who still don't have easy access to a life essential; water.
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  • Have you been contemplating helping Vision for Asia but not sure what you could do? Our volunteers are often very creative with their fundraising, from cycle rides to tea parties and from games night to jumble sales, there’s an activity out there for you to fundraise. Take a look at some of our ideas for inspiration. #volunteer #giveanhour #fundraising #fundraisingideas #visionforasia #chairtyfundraising #timeisprecious #cycleride #teaparty #hightea #gamesnight #fundraisinginspiration #charitycycleride #charitybikeride #bakesale #charitybakesale
  • Have you followed the journey, Nicola Ross, our Child Education Project Manager went on her first trip to India? Take a look at part 1 of her blog reflecting on the incredible journey to her first stop in Kolkata - the City of Joy. #travelindia #travelasia #volunteer #projectindia #childeducation #amazingtravel #newworld #discoversomethingnew #learnsomethingnew #waterproject #waterprojects #thinkwater #water
  • Did you know on average, a British person lets eight litres of water flow down the sink while they clean their teeth whilst 1.1 billion people globally have no access to clean water? Take a look at what a massive difference a simple water pump makes to a village in Asia with donations from people like you from as little as £5 per month. (Link in the comments)
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  • Jesus said, 'The poor you will always have with you.' #joinus #feedthepoor #compassion