In 2005, Tim, at 23 years of age and with suitcase in hand, pursued his dreams and moved from Australia to New York City to work at Times Square Church as the Short-term Mission Coordinator. Eight years later and after dozens of mission trips spanning seven continents, he now finds himself embarking on quite a different adventure – a journey to the mountains of Northern Iraq. This time his wife of 5 years, Sarah, will be by his side, along with their daughter, Elliana; son, Charlie; and the new addition Lilian (born in March, 2014). I think it’s safe to say he will need a few more suitcases!
Both Sarah and Tim have missions running through their veins. As a young girl, Sarah’s family served with YWAM in Europe and then after graduating from Bible College, she moved to South Africa for 2 years to work with Doctors for Life, caring for orphans impacted by the Sub-Saharan AIDS crisis. Meanwhile, Tim’s parents were serving as missionaries to the largely unreached Sunda people of Indonesia where he was born in Bandung. Now together as a family, God has called them to live and work amongst the Kurds, a people who for centuries have experienced great suffering and have known very little witness of the Gospel.