Tim and Sarah Buxton

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.

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