LIN – (originaly named: Norsk Lukasmisjon) was established and registered in Norway according to the need of health care promotion program for Pingtung Christian Hospital (PTCH). LIN then acted as a platform for PTCH to bridge up with theDiakonhjemmet University College and Diakonhjemmet Hospital in Oslo, Norway. A house was bought in the suburb of Oslo (Lommedalen) that was used as for boarding and lodging for staff from PTCH attending different courses/programs to upgrade their capasities and competences with regard to diaconal, holistic care and ministry at Diakonhjemmet hospital and Diakonhjemmet University College.
In the following three consecutive years, LIN served as a hub to link up PTCH staff to Norway to attend the Diaconal Training Program accordingly. Totally there were more 15 staffs been comming to Norway for refreshing and learning.
From 2001 till now, LIN has played a vital role in leading of the Diaconal Development for PTCH staff. Diaconia Capacity Buildingwas launched.
LIN also has assisted PTCH in improving their capasity in relation to their overseas mission ministries in Burma, Kyrgyzstan and Laos.
In April 2008, PTCH expressed a wish to increase its international relations and competence with regard to international health issues and development work. LIN agreed to cooperate with PTCH in reaching its objectives, and we signed a Memorandum of Understanding. To smoothen cooperation, and secure a successful result in achieving our objectives, PTCH and LIN developed a common VISION, VALUE BASE and STRATEGY DOCUMENT related to overseas mission.