Transforming lives on four continents

Andrea and Mark Hotchkin

Andrea and Mark Hotchkin

Who: Andrea and Mark Hotchkin

Where: Chad

How long: 1993-2003, 2010 onwards

Principal ministries: Health

Andrea and Mark are surgeons who previously worked for ten years with BMS in Guinea, West Africa. They then completed six years work in the NHS during which Mark pursued further specialist training in emergency medicine and Andrea in obstetrics and gynaecology.


They moved to N'Djamena, the capital of Chad, in 2010, where they bring good news to the poor by working in a new hospital and sharing the experience of life in Jesus. The French language and mainly Muslim culture are similar to their previous experience.


However there are many differences such as the hot and arid climate and the need to learn Arabic as the principal language for everyday use.


They have two children, Ruth and Rebecca. Rebecca attends a French-speaking high school in the middle of the city and Ruth attends university in the UK. 


Andrea and Mark enjoy music, reading, hill walking, camping, going to the theatre and concerts.


To visit their blog, Chad Chatter, click here.


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Key dates

Andrea and Mark will be on home assignment in the UK and available to request for mission worker visits from 12 to 24 August and from 1 to 15 September 2017.

Churches wishing to request a visit should please click on the link to BMS Speakers in the BMS Speakers box on the left hand side of this page and then select Request a mission worker visit.

Please submit your request by 6 March 2017.

Latest activity

8th February 2017
New Letter "February 2017" added
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27th January 2017
New Blog entry "Days of honey and onions" added
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27th January 2017
New Blog entry "A taste of Amtiman" added
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9th January 2017
New Blog entry "A taste of Amtiman" added
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9th December 2016
New Letter "November 2016" added
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12th November 2016
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5th October 2016
New Blog entry "New Language" added
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7th September 2016
New Video "Another update from Andrea" added
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7th September 2016
New Video "Another update from Mark" added
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21st August 2016
New Blog entry "Pictures at an exhibition?" added
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