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The Nolens - Kenya

David and Brittney Nolen are working with World Medical Mission, a division of Samaritan's Purse, to serve in Kijabe Kenya at AIC Kijabe Hospital.  Kijabe Hospital is a mission hospital that was founded just over 100 years ago and was established to provide spiritual and physical care to the poor and needy.  The hospital has now grown into a large teaching institution that is training the future generations of Christian physicians in Kenya and the region of East Africa.

Their goal while serving in Kijabe is to provide spiritual and physical care to patients with ENT and facial reconstructive needs and help train and disciple the surgical residents at the hospital.  They are also exploring opportunities with local Christians to serve in a near by town that has many women and children who are vulnerable from the lack of resources available to them.

Contact: David Nolen
https://thenolens.wordpress.com

Ways to Serve:
- There are many opportunities for short term service in Kijabe.  The hospital has many short term volunteers that come here for various periods of time to care for patients.
- There are many other ministries in the area - Naomi's Village, an orphanage, Moffett Bible College, and RVA boarding school that needs more volunteers.
- There is a great need for work to be done in the near by area call Maai Mahiu, and we are exploring ways to serve there and hopefully have teams come out and serve.  If you are interested in helping in Kijabe, please contact David.

Ways to Pray:
- Please pray for God's guidance and wisdom as we lay the foundation for our ministry here.  Proverbs 16:9 says "The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps". Even though we have come here with several "goals" in mind, we want to be open to what God wants to accomplish and be willing to be flexible with where he guides us while we are here.
- We ask for prayer in opening the hearts and minds of the patients that we see here, especially Somali Muslim patients that come to the hospital.  There is great opportunity to minister to them; but unfortunately, most are not receptive to the gospel.  Please pray also that God will give wisdom in diagnosing and treating patients and wisdom and understanding in how to work in a new culture.  We also need guidance and wisdom in knowing how to grow the ENT department.
- Please pray that God will bless and protect our marriage as we are newly weds and just starting our life together.  We would also appreciate prayer for physical and spiritual protection.