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 acted as a platform for PTCH to bridge up with the training institute in Norway. A house was bought in the suburb of Oslo (Lommedalen) for boarding and lodging of PTCH staff members who came to attend courses and programs to upgrade their capacities and competences in diaconal and holistic care. Over the next three years, LIN hosted more than 15 staff members from PTCH  attending the Diaconal Training Program at Diakonhjemmet Hospital and Diakonhjemmet University College in Oslo, Norway.

From 2001 to date, LIN has played a vital role in leading of the diaconal development for PTCH staff. LIN also has assisted PTCH in improving their capacity 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. Specifically, PTCH wished to continue supporting development work in Malawi that was first established by the PTCH-led medical mission in Mzuzu Central Hospital from 2002-2007. LIN agreed to cooperate with PTCH in reaching its objectives, and the two bodies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).  LIN agreed to cooperate with PTCH in reaching its objectives, and we signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). PTCH and LIN developed a common VISION, VALUE BASE and STRATEGY DOCUMENT related to its overseas missions.

Read more about LIN’s cooperation with PTCH, here.