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Geoff and Celia Linkleter
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Geoff and Celia Linkleter

Background

Geoff was brought up by wonderful Christian parents and was ‘forced’ through Sunday School and church. However, it didn’t entirely put him off and, as a young teenager, he made a personal commitment to Christ through the witness of a group of Christian friends. Geoff studied mechanical engineering at university and joined a local engineering company where he worked on turbo-machinery for power generation. He has had the opportunity to travel to many developing countries and, as a result of the needs he has seen, has had a long-term commitment to mission.

Celia became a Christian through sitting next to the daughter of a missionary in primary school. After studying photography and linguistics, her interest in mission led her to spend three years in China. When Celia returned to the UK, she began working with Friends International in international student ministry in Newcastle. One of her roles involved helping to run the Globe Cafe, a meeting place for international students. She met Geoff in 2003 when he joined the volunteer team.

Our MAF journey

Following their marriage, they were encouraged to look again at how they were serving God and, in particular, how they could fill the missionary role that is dear to both of them. Geoff had been a long-term MAF supporter thanks to a family friend who was a regular passenger in the 1990s. At this point, they became aware of MAF’s need for engineers to look after the fleet of light aircraft. After much prayer and encouragement, they were accepted to join the work to demonstrate the love of God by keeping MAF’s planes flying in support of relief, development and evangelism. Their daughter Miriam was born in 2007.

Following three-year training in aircraft maintenance with Missionary Maintenance Services in Coshocton, Ohio, Geoff and Celia joined the MAF team in Uganda.

Join the Linkleters’ support team

Geoff and Celia rely on a team of partners who agree to pray for them and to provide the financial support which enables them to serve with MAF.

Would you prayerfully consider joining their support team?

Would you prayerfully consider joining their support team?
Role:

Aircraft Engineer / Quality Manager Maintenance

Location:

Uganda

Favourite Bible verse:

‘After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb…. And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.”’
- Revelation 7:9-10

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