Mat & Katy Linley
with Phoebe; Jonah and Barnaby
Katy works as a doctor at the Good News Hospital in Mandritsara, Madgascar.
The Linleys are working in partnership with AIM at the Good News Hospital in Mandritsara.
The hospital is a project of the Association of Bible Baptist Churches of Madagascar, with a vision to show God’s love and to bring the gospel to the people of this region, predominantly the Tsimihety people group. The hospital itself is a church planting project, seeking to establish new churches in Mandritsara town, in every town and village within the Mandritsara district, and in several district capitals between the east and west coasts of Madagascar (the main catchment area for the hospital). As well as the hospital and community health work, the project incorporates village evangelism, a gospel radio station, a French-speaking Primary School and a School of Nursing and Midwifery.
Phoebe (Oct 2005), Jonah (Aug 2007) and Barnaby (Sep 2011) attend l’Ecole Bonne Nouvelle (the Good News School) in Mandritsara.
Working together with the local Baptist church pastor, Mat is involved in discipleship training and Bible teaching for leaders of around 70 village church groups that have started through contacts made with the hospital and the local church. He also leads the multi-agency missionary team in Mandritsara and is a member of the project management committee and Board. Katy, a GP, is Head of Medicine in the hospital.
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Mat and Katy, with Phoebe, Jonah and Barnaby, are serving at the Good News Hospital in Mandritsara, northern Madagascar.
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Latest prayer points
- 5 May 2017
“The hospital’s eye team will travel to Bealanana this coming week, spending the week conducting ophthalmic consultations and performing cataract surgeries. As a project, we have a vision for outreach to neighbouring district capitals, with a view to churches being established in these towns and cities. Our eye team regularly visit Bealanana and Mananara on the east coast to provide a much-needed ophthalmic service, and at the same time take all opportunities to explain the hope that we have in Jesus.” Please pray for this week’s trip, and the eye team’s regular trips. Pray that their medical work will open up many opportunities to witness to Christ, and that they will take those opportunities boldly.
- 10 February 2017
“People are very worried that there has been no proper rain yet. Although the land around Mandritsara has turned slightly green, there has not been enough rain to plant crops. For most people, water is in short supply and involves either digging holes into the dry river-bed to scoop out filthy water or buying water by the jerry can from pumps which run erratically, often only during the night. Our colleagues are often tired from having to collect water at night. Each employee is allowed to collect two jerry cans of water each day from the hospital borehole which provides some relief. However, a short circuit last week caused a fire destroying the borehole control panel. Please pray for Sarindra, head of our Maintenance department, as he seeks a solution. Normally by this time maize, peanuts and rice would have been planted. Even if it does rain now, it is too late to plant maize but there is still time to plant rice. If the harvest is not good, there will be implications on all aspects of life. People are fearful of crime rates rising, students not being able to attend school, sick people not coming to the hospital when necessary. The lack of rain is a problem over much of Madagascar, although the drought-ridden south has now had flooding.” Please pray for rain for Madagascar, and that those working in the hospital would still be able to serve well despite the difficulties with getting water.
- 7 October 2016
“Mat and Shawn [one of the Antakarana TIMO team members visiting Mandritsara on a Month Out] recently attended the annual regional meeting for the Baptist churches in this area… It was a wonderful occasion, sharing fellowship with more than 700 Christians, many of whom had walked for several days to attend. These larger gatherings are often times when people get baptised, as they declare publically that they have turned away from their previous way of life (in most cases, worshipping ancestral spirits), and declare that they are now followers of Jesus. 37 people were baptised during the meeting!” Praise God for the encouragement of meeting with so many other Christians and for those who were baptised. Please pray that God would grow their faith and keep them close to him.