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.

Nosy Be Christmas Gathering

The Sakalava TIMO team hosted a Christmas Gathering in 2014. It was the first time they formally spoke about Jesus.

The Sakalava People

An interview with Rosina, a TIMO team leader for AIM’s outreach to the Sakalava of Madagascar

“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.

Building Team Housing

Preparing for a TIMO team in rural Namibia requires building adequate housing for the new team members. Part of the TIMO “Embedded” series