Mat and Katy are based in Kijabe, Kenya. Mat is AIM Southern Region’s Regional Administrative Officer (RAO), and Katy works part-time as a Family Medicine Consultant at the AIC Kijabe Hospital.
The Linleys began serving with AIM in February 2009, 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, Jonah and Barnaby attended l’Ecole Bonne Nouvelle (the Good News School) in Mandritsara.
Working together with the local Baptist church pastor, Mat was involved in discipleship training and Bible teaching for leaders of around 70 village church groups that had started through contacts made with the hospital and the local church. He also led the multi-agency missionary team in Mandritsara and is a member of the project management committee and Board. Katy, a GP, was Head of Medicine in the hospital.
In November 2020 the Linleys moved to Kijabe, Kenya, to take up new roles with AIM’s Southern Region and the AIC Kijabe Hospital.
As RAO, Mat works closely with the Regional Director in supporting AIM’s work across several countries in Southern Africa – Namibia, Lesotho, Mozambique, Madagascar and other Indian Ocean islands. The role includes developing new projects, overseeing special initiatives (such as the mobilisation of Malagasy missionaries) and overseeing AIM’s response to crisis and conflict in the Southern Africa region.
In her role at Kijabe Hospital Katy is also involved in training Kenyan doctors and sharing the vision to reach others through medical ministry.
Phoebe, Jonah and Barney attend Rift Valley Academy (RVA), AIM’s boarding school for missionary children. The school is located next door to Kijabe Hospital, so the children can attend the school as day students.
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