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Born again Christian Easter Sunday 1954, believing that Every word of God is pure. Prov.30: 5.
A retired Master Mariner, for most of his life Robin rubbed shoulders with journalism, Christian practices and doctrine. His father was a journalist with India's largest newspaper and his son sits at an editors' desk in New York. He was born in Lahore, Pakistan, in 1930 and lived for a while in an annex to the home used by Rudyard Kipling on the Mall in Lahore. As a boy he roamed the same bazaars of Annarkali as had Kipling. He attended an Anglican primary school and dutifully dressed in cassock and surplus, sang in the Cathedral choir; later he was packed off to Bishop Cotton Boarding School in Simla. Attendance at chapel was a daily requirement and grace was said in Latin before each meal. The first time was the last time he closed his eyes while grace was being said, when he opened his eyes all the sliced bread had disappeared off the table. After India was granted Independence, he travelled to England and worked for a time with the British Broadcasting Corporation. . He migrated to New Zealand and while attending church on Easter Sunday evening, 1954; entered into the 'born again' experience. When the invitation to receive Christ was given, Robin stood up but immediately sat down again. He had entered into what he could only describe as a condition of thick or utter darkness. The weight of the darkness had pressed him back down into his seat. The church was silent. He was unable to be counselled and returned home. No one was able to explain the weight and vision of darkness he had received. Robin was schooled to take the helm of a large evangelical non-denominational congregation, but he loved the sea and did not enter into the ministry of the church. Later as a Master Mariner he was fortunate to have many quite hours to read and meditate on the word of God. After retirement in Australia, he worked with a well known evangelist organizing out-reaches to children in over 50 towns and villages. Hundreds of children responded to the call of the gospel and many Kids Clubs are operating in country New South Wales today. Many years later while watching TV, Robin saw a programme being broadcast to the world and immediately understood the vision he had received so long ago. He knew the work that God had called him to do. His book, CD