Africa
Inland Mission

Joan Mackenzie

Sent from Bishopbriggs Free Church of Scotland

Joan works alongside rural hospital and clinic staff in Chad to improve maternity care and to reach out to the unreached with the gospel.

Chad became independent from France in 1960. Since then, its politics have been characterised by violence, coups and insurgencies. It is a secular state with freedom of religion. Muslims are dominant in government, trade and the army, although they are only just the majority religion (approx 53%).

Chad is among the worst countries in the world for maternal mortality rates, standing at about 12 in every 1000, with a neonatal mortality rate of 114 in 1000. Figures like that, alongside all that Joan has seen over the last few years in Chad, led her to start work with a new health project in 2014. She works alongside a Chadian midwife to train village women who will in turn teach other women. This is all through a Chadian hospital that Joan has been involved with for three years. The goal of the teaching is to improve the health and well-being of women and babies during pregnancy, childbirth and beyond through health education and encouraging women to attend antenatal clinics.

This ministry is a practical means of sharing the love of Jesus Christ. Joan will give good and compassionate care to Chadian women and education and support for Chadian health workers. Alongside this she will continue to pray and actively seek opportunities to share the gospel with unreached people as the Lord leads and to encourage and build up Christians in their faith and witness to the unreached.

Could you partner with Joan in this work?

Partner with Joan Mackenzie

Joan works in general health education and maternal and infant care in N’Djamena, Chad.

If you would like to partner with Joan in your prayers, gifts and practical support, please download and complete this form and return to Freepost RTJH-JRZE-XXKX Africa Inland Mission, Halifax Place, Nottingham NG1 1QN.

For any queries, please email: financeadmin.eu@aimint.org

 

 

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