Mat and Katy Linley

with Phoebe, Jonah and Barnaby

Sent from Sutton Bonington Baptist Church, Nottinghamshire

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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Latest Prayer News

Mat and Katy Linley are based in Kijabe, Kenya. Mat is AIM Southern Region’s Regional Administrative Officer and Katy works as a Family Medicine Consultant at AIC Kijabe Hospital. The Linley family are currently in the UK for a few weeks for the Christmas holidays and Katy will be working as a GP during this time in order to retain her UK medical licence. Please pray that God would sustain Katy as she works and that she would serve her patients well. 

Mat Linley and Tshepang Basupi from AIM Southern Region are nearing the end of a two-week trip to visit AIM missionaries in central Mozambique. Please pray that their visit will have encouraged AIM’s workers in the region in their ministries in theological education, outreach, discipleship, and mobilisation, and please pray for safe travel for Mat and Tshepang as they return to Kenya. 

Mat and Katy Linley are based in Kenya, where Katy serves as a Family Medicine Consultant at the AIC Kijabe Hospital. She is currently preparing for the start of a new Family Health course that she is leading. There are seven clinical officers due to start the course, and it is hoped that some of this first cohort of trainees may be able to run the course in the future. Please pray that the course will run well, and that trainees will be equipped with greater skills to serve their patients. 

Mat Linley and Chris Power work in AIM Southern Region’s office. The Covid-19 pandemic is making it very difficult to send missionaries to new assignments in the region, so please pray for wisdom for Mat and Chris in making alternative arrangements and knowing when and how to place new missionaries. 

Praise God that the Linley family have fully recovered from having Covid-19 last month! Katy has been asked to lead a Diploma course in Family Medicine for Clinical Officers (similar to GPs) which is intended to begin this autumn. Please pray for Katy and others running the course as they prepare to begin teaching in the autumn, and pray that the Clinical Officers will grow in both professional skills and in compassion and love for those they serve in healthcare.


Kenya gained independence from Britain in 1963. Since then British tourism has been a key element of Kenya’s economy, however, unemployment, poverty and crime remain high. Whilst the majority religion is Christianity, Kenya’s ethnic diversity and vast countryside means there are still many unreached with the gospel. LEARN MORE

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