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.

Lesotho Field Report

Lesotho Field Report

A missionary serving on a TIMO team among the highland shepherd community in Lesotho shares some candid answers to our questions.

Reach This Far

Reach This Far

Meet the outreach team working with the Lopit unreached people group.

“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.

Chad Team’s Debrief

The Northern Chad TIMO team talks about the debriefing process. Part of the TIMO “Embedded” video series

Building Team Housing Continues

Paul Tanner introduces a new member of the TIMO leadership team, and continues to build housing in Tsumkwe, Namibia. Part of the TIMO “Embedded” series

Preparing for a Namibia Team

Paul and Nate almost get in over their heads on a Hazard Assessment trip. Part of the TIMO “Embedded” series

Lesotho Arrival

Members of an “extreme team” of young men arrive to work among the highland shepherds of Lesotho. Part of the TIMO “Embedded” video series