Erik and Amanda live in Kijabe, Kenya with their 4 children. Erik is a pediatric surgeon on AIC Kijabe Hospital where he provides healthcare to children and trains surgeons in their residency program. Erik and Amanda began the process of going many years ago, and after graduating from medical school, they decided that God was calling them to use their skills in North Africa. The Church at Brook Hills had the privilege to commission them from our faith family in 2011. Their family has the privilege of sharing the gospel to strengthen the local church in Kenya and to share the love of Christ with those who have significant physical needs. Kijabe Hospital is a referral center for the entire region of East Africa and there are truly dozens of tribes, and tongues that walk through the door. Erik and his team at the hospital have an opportunity to share the gospel with the nations.
Ways to pray:
- The Hansen's are very busy with their jobs, school, and ministry. Pray for times of rest for their family as they serve together in Kenya.
- With the desperate need for physicians and surgeons in this part of the world, training others in medicine is vital to Erik's work. Pray for God to make Erik steadfast as he trains others and pours his life out for the sake of the men and women around him who will serve their communities and share the gospel with their patients.
- Praise God for how He is working in and through this family. Pray for God to continue to use their family for the spread of the gospel throughout Kenya and East Africa.