Mat & Katy Linley
with with Phoebe, Jonah and Barnaby
Katy works as a doctor at the Good News Hospital in Mandritsara, Madgascar.
Before their Home Assignment, the Linleys were working in partnership with AIM at the Good News Hospital in Mandritsara.
Madagascar The world’s fourth biggest island boasting flora and fauna that exist nowhere else on earth. 92% of the population exist on less than £2 per day. 41% of the population identify with Christianity, 7% with Islam, the majority follow Traditional African Religions.
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 attend 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.
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The Linleys are currently in the UK on Home Assignment. In summer 2020 they will begin new assignments based in Kenya.
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Latest prayer points
- 8 November 2019
The Linleys are currently in the UK for Home Assignment and Study Leave. “We have been exploring a move to Kenya in August 2020, and this has now been approved by AIM. Mat will be joining the AIM Southern Region office team, which supports AIM’s work in Namibia, Lesotho, Mozambique, and several Indian Ocean islands including Madagascar. We hope to live in Kijabe, a town about an hour and a half out of Nairobi, where AIM run Rift Valley Academy, a school which we think will be a good fit for the children. Katy is hoping to work part-time as a volunteer doctor at Kijabe Hospital, which is next door to the school, doing a combination of clinical practice and training.” Please pray for the Linleys over the coming months as plans become concrete and they prepare to move to Kenya.
- 3 May 2019
The Linley family are currently in the UK after having finished working in Madagascar. “We trust that God has something else prepared for us that will become clear in coming months. We’re currently exploring possibilities serving elsewhere in Africa with AIM, but may be back in the UK for about 12 months, during which time we hope to catch up with family, friends and supporting churches. Katy is also planning to take exams and work towards being re-licensed to practice as a GP in the UK.” Please pray that God would clearly guide them into where he wants them to serve next.
- 27 July 2018
“We are very thankful for the new young doctor, Tefy who is working alongside Katy. He is doing really well. Work here can be brutal however, with lots of difficult and tragic cases. On Friday for example, four babies died. Yesterday, another baby died (tetanus) as well as an 18-year-old girl (malaria) and an older man (septicemia). We often see terminal disease in young people. All this suffering can be hard to adjust to for a new doctor and even for those of us who are more ‘used to it’ we must find the balance between clinical detachment and emotional over-involvement as we seek to serve with compassion. Please pray for compassion and Christ-likeness for all of our staff as we serve the people of this area.”