Alumnus heads to Nepal to serve as general surgeon

January 25, 2017 | Focus On Education | Volume 21 Issue 3
Christine M. Rier | Rockway Mennonite Collegiate
Kitchener, Ont.

Nicholaus “Nick” Bauman (nee Erb), a Rockway Mennonite Collegiate graduate (Class of ’97) and general surgeon, and his spouse, Becky Bauman, are heading to Kathmandu, Nepal, the largest Himalayan state in Asia. For the next two years, Nick will serve as a general surgeon at Tansen Hospital, teaching post-graduate students.

The hospital is partnered with the United Mission to Nepal, which is the “accepting organization” for Nick’s service. The Mission is a Christian international non-governmental organization that aims “to minister to the needs of the people of Nepal in the name and Spirit of Christ, and to make Christ known by word and life, thereby strengthening the universal church in its total ministry.”

The Presbyterian Church of Canada is helping Nick and Becky with logistics and providing pastoral, prayer and financial support. “It’s been a great partnership,” Nick reports.

Laura Moolenbeek (Class of ’16) will be joining Nick and Becky for six weeks to help care for their three young children while the couple receive orientation and language training.

Once the family is settled, Becky hopes to take up work as an occupational therapist.

Like many Rockway alumni, Nick is ready and willing to build bridges with people near and far as a means to a more-peaceful world. Join with our prayers for Nick and his family during their journey, and let us give thanks for their important mission work.

—Corrected Jan 26, 2017

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