Outreach teams living among African people groups
A ministry initiative of Africa Inland Mission (AIM), TIMO is a two-year mission program designed to accomplish three objectives: To equip new missionaries with a foundation for a lifetime of ministry, to share Jesus Christ with Africa’s least-reached peoples, and to see Christ-centered churches established among them.
Teams consist of 6-12 new missionaries and their seasoned leader. The team lives among an African people group, seeking to learn their culture and language in order to build genuine relationships. TIMO teams go deep. Into places that few outsiders ever go. They strive to live simply, and through the friendships and trust they build, they seek to share Christ.
Articles, Videos, and Photo Essays
Dig deeper into the ministry of TIMO through these stories from a variety of sources.
Learn about the traditional Ethiopian Orthodox Church.
Adam and Lora Willard tell us more about their TIMO team’s ministry to the Antakarana people on the Madagascar island of Nosy Mitsio.
A TIMO team disciples aspiring Tanzanian teachers, equipping them for a life of mission-minded work.
What we’re attempting to do here among the Antakarana people is very much the same as building something new.
There is an intensity to the group of eighteen Tanzanian youth gathered in the open air banda in Engedi that night. Again and again, the question comes up in their discussion — how can we share the gospel in hard places?
“God is doing things within peoples’ hearts, and our job is just to be available when the Holy Spirit is moving.”
“TIMO Embedded” Videos
Raw and unpolished, by people living the story themselves, “TIMO Embedded” is an ever-growing series of short videos that together give a broader picture of the life, faith, and adventure that is TIMO.
TIMO’s Namibia team sees their homes for the first time and dives into language learning.
The team leaders for the upcoming TIMO team in Niger have spent the last year preparing for their teammates to arrive.
The men of the Lesotho Shepherds Extreme TIMO Team reflect on one year in the mountains.
The Sakalava TIMO team from Madagascar talks about the debriefing process and celebrates a new church plant on their small island.