The specifics of Tim and Annie’s call to missions changed, but the calling itself never altered.

They began their church planting role in East Africa and later moved to the U.S. to lead a church. Now, they spend their time in West Africa resourcing, equipping and supporting missionaries as member care consultants with the International Mission Board. In this role, they provide pastoral care and counseling to contribute to missionaries’ spiritual, emotional and mental wellbeing.

Even though God had made it clear that He wanted them in the U.S. for a few years, Annie said, the couple had little doubt about God’s direction when they received a call asking if they would consider returning to the field. There was an overwhelming need for member care to keep missionaries healthy overseas.

Tim described how he and Annie serve other missionaries. “We spend time with them, encourage them if they’re in a crisis situation, we pray with them and we try to get them some resources to work through what they’re dealing with.”

The Cooperative Program takes the Gospel to the nations and the neighborhoods. Your financial support through the Cooperative Program helps missionaries travel near and far distances within their area to share the Gospel with those who need to hear it.

Pray that God would comfort those experiencing mental health issues and would show them that he offers peace that passes understanding.