Mat & Katy Linley
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.
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 (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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Katy is a doctor at Mandritsara hospital, Madagascar and Mat works in church planting.
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Latest prayer points
- 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.”
- 11 May 2018
“Rivalde is 8 years old and a student at the Ecole Bonne Nouvelle (Good News School), in the class above Barney. His father, Velomila, worked as a security guard at the school but in the last few weeks became very ill and died. In the local culture, mourners visit and stay with the family from the moment a person dies until the body is buried. Many gathered upon the death of Velomila, and his wife and the people around her were crying, when Rivalde, this 8-year old boy, addressed them: “Don’t cry for father. He suffered much because of the sickness in his head. Jesus has come to take him with him. He accepted that. He is now together with God, with Jesus.” The people stopped crying and then he led those gathered there in a song of thankfulness to God.”
- 2 February 2018
“Part of the vision of the Good News Hospital project is for a church in every town and village in the Mandritsara district (an area approx. half the size of Wales). We are currently involved with around 50-55 church groups in the district, all of which are in the northern half. We are therefore looking to reach out more to the south during 2018, where there are fewer believers, and would value your prayers, that the light of Christ would dawn across these lands.”