Tim has had a busy month so far! He spent this week in northern Michigan doing a series of meetings in several churches, the week before he was in South Carolina and today he boarded a plane to head for Togo, West Africa.
He is on his way to the Bible School to begin plans for the new curriculum distribution center that will service that area of Africa. This will save time and money as containers of curriculum for the Bible schools in that region will be shipped directly to that location thus eliminating the need for shipment charges for small containers and saving the schools time wasted as they wait weeks for shipments to arrive.
Thanks to all of our ministry partners who make it possible for us to continue our efforts to train up national pastors and leaders to reach their communities with the Good News.
Many people do not realize how big the continent of Africa truly is; in fact, it is often called a “country” rather than a continent. In regards to our missions endeavors, we have made huge strides over the past decades in spreading the gospel throughout its almost 50 nations/countries. There is still much work to do in order to reach the unsaved people living in Africa; there are 867 unreached people groups representing 25 million people who have not heard the good news of Jesus yet.
We are privileged to be a part of the missionary family who have dedicated ourselves to finishing the task before us for an increasingly redeemed and transformed Africa.
Tim went to Africa the first time in 1979; 40 years ago. He went with his younger sister, Becky, to work with their older sister and her husband, Murriell and Bob McCulley who were missionaries in Tanzania. They traveled to several churches over the next six weeks holding Sunday school seminars and children’s services. After doing pastoral work for over 15 years, we felt God calling us to become missionaries to Tanzania. We were approved as AGWM Africa missionaries in 1995; we are continuing that journey to this day almost 25 years later.
What an incredible journey we have been on; we have never regretted answering that call from God. As with all journeys, there have been mountain tops and deep valleys, but God has been faithful. We have been privileged to see and be a part of what God is doing in Africa. We are still on that journey and we pray that we will finish well the race that was set before us.
This picture is of Tim, Murriell, and “Bill the Bear” who Tim used to do ventriloquism with while he was in Tanzania in 1979.