The Nolens have been missionaries in Kijabe, Kenya, since 2015. They both grew up in Houston, Texas, with a love for people, community, and Mexican food. The Lord prepared both of their hearts individually for long-term mission work over the years, as they travelled to several different countries for service trips.David has been helping to establish an ENT clinic in Kijabe as well as develop multi-disciplinary teams to help treat patients with various facial defects. Brittney has started a sewing workshop in Kijabe for women who were forced into dire circumstances during the 2007-08 election crisis. Through skill development and discipleship, these women are slowly uncovering their true identity in Christ and earning a dignified living so they can provide for their families and communities.David went to medical school and then specialized in ENT and facial plastics to focus on treating patients with various facial deformities such as cleft lip and palate, facial tumors, and traumatic facial injuries.After his fellowship, David was accepted into Samaritan's Purse Post-Residency Program, which equips Christian physicians with hospital placement and support so they can get their feet wet in medical missions, which led the Nolen family to Kijabe.Brittney's professional background is in apparel design and manufacturing, and her ministry background is in working with women in, or rescued from, the sex trafficking industry. She has also worked with women with HIV/AIDS and the homeless population. She has always desired to integrate her professional background with her ministry background.Together David and Brittney desire to see God's kingdom come to Kijabe (and to the world) as it is in heaven and they are so grateful that God has allowed them to play a tiny role in His work there!Please visit www.thenolens.wordpress.com if you would like to learn more about their ministries.
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