TIMO Stories

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.

TIMO – Equipping People for Missions

TIMO – Equipping People for Missions

TIMO is created for those who feel called to go to the mission field and want to be fully equipped for the task. This 2-3 year training program is designed to prepare people for long-term ministry.

Did You Bring a Story?

Did You Bring a Story?

Story by Rebekah Saylor Photos by Jordan Andre and Mark Eekhoff   Serving as part of AIM's Training in Ministry Outreach (TIMO) team among the Zigua people of Tanzania, Rebekah Saylor is working to translate a series of Scripture-based stories into the Zigua...

Firm Foundations

Firm Foundations

What we’re attempting to do here among the Antakarana people is very much the same as building something new.

“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.

Namibia Team Arrival

TIMO’s Namibia team sees their homes for the first time and dives into language learning.

Niger Team Preparation

The team leaders for the upcoming TIMO team in Niger have spent the last year preparing for their teammates to arrive.

Sakalava Team Debrief

The Sakalava TIMO team from Madagascar talks about the debriefing process and celebrates a new church plant on their small island.