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.
The Sakalava TIMO team hosted a Christmas Gathering in 2014. It was the first time they formally spoke about Jesus.
We need strong, adventurous men to reach the Basotho shepherds of Lesotho.
An interview with Rosina, a TIMO team leader for AIM’s outreach to the Sakalava of Madagascar
TIMO: a two year foundation for a lifetime of ministry
So maybe these are the best moments. Moments like now, when I can reflect upon where we once were and where we are now. When I can honestly say, I love these people.
“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.
Preparing for a TIMO team in rural Namibia requires building adequate housing for the new team members. Part of the TIMO “Embedded” series
Lesotho scouting trip for the future shepherd’s Extreme Team. Part of the TIMO “Embedded” series
Team members discuss the highs and lows of their first year on the field. Part of the TIMO “Embedded” series
Paul and his team ensure that new team housing has access to water. Part of the TIMO “Embedded” series