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.
“God is doing things within peoples’ hearts, and our job is just to be available when the Holy Spirit is moving.”
A missionary serving on a TIMO team among the highland shepherd community in Lesotho shares some candid answers to our questions.
At the end of the Samburu TIMO team’s two-year term, they gathered together in Nairobi to share their stories.
Glimpses of TIMO life in the mountains of Lesotho
Meet the outreach team working with the Lopit unreached people group.
What does it take to be a TIMO Leader?
“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.
The Northern Chad TIMO team talks about the debriefing process. Part of the TIMO “Embedded” video series
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
Paul and Nate almost get in over their heads on a Hazard Assessment trip. Part of the TIMO “Embedded” series
Members of an “extreme team” of young men arrive to work among the highland shepherds of Lesotho. Part of the TIMO “Embedded” video series