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Andrea and Mark Hotchkin
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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 time 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 brought good news to the poor by working in a new hospital and sharing the experience of life in Jesus. The French language and predominantly 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. In 2017 they moved to another part of Chad to continue their work there. They have two children, Ruth and Rebecca. Andrea and Mark enjoy music, reading, hill walking, camping, going to the theatre and concerts.
  • 19 May 2017
    A Theological Gardeners Question Time
    Posted by Andrea and Mark Hotchkin at 21:03 on May 19th, 2017
    And now this week's letter question to the panel is from Mr and Mrs Hotchkin, in Chad, which is, if I'm not mistaken, somewhere down south.  ''In hopefully a wise move, we are in the process of acquiring a new home with a west facing rocky hillside garden at an elevation of 3000
  • 18 Mar 2017
    Cool Camping
    Posted by Andrea and Mark Hotchkin at 15:44 on Mar 18th, 2017
      Words can have more than one meaning, so cool camping may not mean what you think it does. But lets first take an example in Tudaga, Kûdi, it   can mean dog or drum (falling tone), and with a slight change (rising tone) bed or cloud. No doubt this can lead to confusion, but be
  • 2 Mar 2017
    This is not a holiday………..
    Posted by Andrea and Mark Hotchkin at 21:09 on Mar 2nd, 2017
     ……………. but if it were it would be the holiday of a lifetime.So here we are in the Tibesti mountains that we had first seen from an Air France flight to Ndjamena in 2009 with a spectacular sunset. Could we ever make a visit we wondered, as we looked at the beautiful sunset with long s
  • 27 Jan 2017
    Days of honey and onions
    Posted by Andrea and Mark Hotchkin at 21:15 on Jan 27th, 2017
    Cows hoping to get a lift on the way to AmtimanTravelling in Chad can be tiring, long dusty roads in the baking heat and slowing for villages, sometimes there's a school, you can tell by the yard with a flag and collection of temporary shelters of rushes or perhaps they have a school building. Some
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  • 16 Mar 2017
    An update from Andrea
    Posted by Andrea and Mark Hotchkin at 16:52 on Mar 16th, 2017
  • 16 Mar 2017
    An update from Mark
    Posted by Andrea and Mark Hotchkin at 16:51 on Mar 16th, 2017
  • Andrea and Mark will be on home assignment in the UK from 12 to 24 August and from 1 to 15 September 2017.

    Please note their programme is now fully booked.

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A Theological Gardeners Question Time
19th May 2017

And now this week's letter question to the panel is from Mr and Mrs Hotchkin, in Chad, which is, if I'm not...

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Cool Camping
18th Mar 2017

  Words can have more than one meaning, so cool camping may not mean what you think it does. But...

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An update from Andrea
16th Mar 2017
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An update from Mark
16th Mar 2017
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