Letters & Photos
from tarkwa, ghana - west
Timothy enjoys a chocolate chip cookie Naomi made for
Samuel to carry in to him. Samuel now joins
Timothy as a missionary in Ghana.
Timothy and his favourite little girl in the Northern
Timothy's Miracle (written by Timothy's mama and
followed by a copy of a letter to the Shield of Faith
mission written by Timothy)
A letter from Timothy's ma after he was home from the
hospital in the US - August 19, 2010
* A new tract for Ghana -
I Will Build My Church
Timothy - January 29, 2010
* Samuel arrives in Accra January 22, 2010
What is the LORD doing in Ghana?
a missionary update letter
from Timothy - January 17, 2010
Letter: November 17, 2009
Letter: August 1, 2009
A note sent on May 12, 2009 (printed below)
The second trip to the Northern Region -- Wa and Sawla
March 27-May 8, 2009 (Photos
A letter following the trip to the Northern Region
- march 18, 2009
A letter of praise for/from malaria
- march 10, 2009
An update - February 27, 2009
Hello Eskimos! December 25th, 2008
Open Doors for Preaching - October 9, 2008
Update from Ghana - October 1, 2008
received this letter from Timothy a week before he
returned to the States: May 12, 2009]
Greetings to all the saints!
We have returned from the north, praise God! Instead of
giving a long update i am going to be lazy and just wait
a week for when i come home.. if you wouldn't mind?
In short, we had a wonderful time! The Lord really
undertook for us and did a great work. We are very
pleases with the 7 that finished the course. More
details and stories later;)
As far as my health is concerned, I am alive!! I'm still
pretty tired from the typhoid. Yesterday i woke up
actually feeling like i had slept! So i gingerly went
outside and did a little yard work.. found out when i
woke up this morning, i shouldn't have done that=)
So back to resting today! I finish my meds today, then
shortly before my departure i will get another blood
test to see if it's cleared up.
Thank you for all of your prayers. Looking forward with
tremendous excitement to seeing you all next week!
God bless you all--especially the newest Chapman arrival
He is coming soon! --tim
P.s. Little someting to chew on! At the close of
his book, "Will the real heretics please stand up?"
"So what does this all mean for us? For me it meant that
i needed to face up to the early Christians! Perhaps
that is something we all need to do. For the most part
we bible-believing christians simply ignore the early
Christians. We rarely talk about them in our churches
and we disregard their writings.
Our stance reminds me of the position of the Pharisees
took towards John the Baptist. When the Pharisees tried
to trap Jesus by asking him where his authority came
from, he responded by asking them where John had
received his authority. The pharisees huddled, saying
among themselves "if we say from 'from heaven' he will
say to us, 'then why did you not believe him?' but if we
say "from men," we fear the multitude, for all count
John as a prophet." So they ended up answering Jesus "we
do not know!" (Matthew 21:25-27.)
Our approach to early Christians is very similar. We
can't say their beliefs and lifestyles were correct,
because then we would have to acknowledge that our
lifestyles and many of our beliefs are not. On the other
hand we really don't want to accuse them of being
heretics, because we can't deny their unconquerable
faith and genuine christian love. Furthermore, if we say
they were heretics, we would have to admit our New
Testament cannon was assembled by heretics. So like the
Pharisees, we refuse to take a position. We simply
ignore the early Christians, as if we can somehow make
them disappear by paying no attention to them. But
ignoring them doesn't change the historical truths to
which they bear witness."
Very challenging book i would recommend everyone take
the time to thoughtfully read it.
July Baptism's in Ghana... Timothy's great blessing to
baptize these believers. A new letter has been attached to
this page of photos! (july 20, 2008)
Timothy has written another
Definition of a Christian
update July 08
The second training school has just completed studies and
Timothy had the honour of baptizing a few of the students.
Pictures to follow. Below are a couple of recent photos...
fun with machetes.
||July 7, 2008
Timothy had an unfortunate run in with a machete and cut
his thumb pretty deep. Seems once again the blood
loss triggered a fainting spell and Timothy passed out.
Things are looking better now, he says...
letter - June 13th 2008
Harvest in the Volta May 20, 2008
Timothy's doing well after a fall that resulted in a wound
requiring stitches. Thank you for your prayers and support
on his behalf. *Update - March 2,
Timothy wrote, in part,
Just wanted to thank you all for
your prayers and support! My brief stint with malaria is
over and the Lord has restored me back to 105%, praise the Lord.
pray as we have begun to go out into the city on Saturdays
preaching the gospel, the people have been very open and
interested. Thank the Lord our work around the place is
coming to a finish and gradually we will be able to go out and
evangelize more and more."
And then he said: "Hate is a strong word--but when it
comes to malaria it's just not strong enough! ;)"
Update 2/28: We'd like to ask you
to pray for Timothy, for health and strength as he has malaria -
though he says is is already improving with strong malaria
medicine. Thank you for your prayers, for your concern and
support. All are very much appreciated.]]
Timothy's letter - April 10, 2008 - An update and photos
26, 2008 - A day in pictures (a few more added March 5,
February 17, 2008 - a letter about politics, ron paul,
heaven and hell
January 22, 2008 - james lucas
Timothy's boyhood journal pages - from May 2000
this really is His Vision
1AM - too tired to sleep"
Ever the clever Timothy... totally relating to the
[nearly two years later, Timothy tells us he was
absolutely unable to sleep very much in his first weeks
in Africa. Everything was so new and different,
from the weather, to the food, lodging, language and
locale. He did hundreds of hours of tedious work at
first to get himself acclimated to the culture and life
as a missionary there in Ghana.]
Yeah, pretty much Ghanaian ;) "
Timothy's room - in progress. It will eventually
'boys dorm' when the mission's school is underway.
Timothy made friends quickly and learned where to shop
and what to buy. Now, two years later, he's very
accustomed to the area.
The big move into our new place! In Africa you
don't ride *in* the moving van, you ride *on* it ;) "
Typical walking path"
A picture of a house just behind ours, where a real
family lives and will be sleeping tonight. No running
electricity, no indoor plumbing, barely any food and
money and you can hardly call that a roof. You see these
all over Ghana especially in the smaller villages..."
The internet cafe is quite a long walk.. I
out with socks and shoes and arrived like this!"
Straight up: African "
Timothy is carrying water on his head. It's
actually a large bag of smaller bags of water for
drinking and cooking and rinsing dishes. The other
water they use is from a well and they get it in
buckets. It's for "showering" and washing.
My good friend fellow and soldier
in the painting battle!"
This is their new home and facility for His Vision Mission
the missionary training & Bible school in Tarkwa, Ghana
Timothy says: “The power went out the other night.”
(Timothy's letters will now be posted
Monday, January 21, 2008
(pictures of the apartment that is being
built for the missionaries... this is where Timothy will live )
locked out of the kitchen. Timothy prays for water.
(I told him it looks very nice. He says, yes, it does... and
then he says, looks can be deceiving.)
( and this room is being completed - where the students will attend
A local man prepares their meals at his home. And a dinner
guest... "they're everywhere!"
Timothy says you can get a passport photo in 2 minutes and he got a
driver's license, too.
(I had to include this photo he sent: "Unto Your Hands Jesus" reads
on the back of the car in front of them. Timothy said he
Timothy said the streets were filled with people and pandemonium
when the Ghana team
won the first match of the African Cup of Nations - football (soccer
type) tournament game!
Timothy was practically knocked over as he took pictures and became
sort of a spectacle himself...
as the only blond in that crowd - and taking pictures!!
Timothy and the Lucas's arriving in Tarkwa, Ghana... A long, hot
ride in an extremely packed little car.
These were the earliest notes we received when Timothy first
arrived in Ghana.........
Monday, January 14, 2008
Timothy says he
...is warming to a little Guinness Malta action..
It’s sorta refreshing if you like a thick molasses oatmeal flavor ;)
I'm wondering: Will
beverage of choice
Sunday, January 13, 2008
How are you doing? Things are going
well here.. Sorry for so few letters, we are in the
process of getting our housing situation all figured out, and
with that is the internet situation as well!
Anyway, this is the second time I have typed this =) We
are here at the internet cafe we finally found. We were
here for a few minutes and the power to the city shut off for a
bit. We were about ready to go home but just in time it
came back on!
have running water for only a few hours of the day. I have
been getting used to taking showers out of a bucket with a cup.
Nice cold refreshing showers--no hot water, which is fine!
The other day we hadn't had water all day, and we were all
wanting to take showers and flush the toilet. So I decided
I would just walk down a ways to the well and get a bucket or
two of water. I had just gotten back to the house and--of
course--the water came on=) (We are staying in a third
hope you are all doing well! I love you very much and miss you
as well. I'll write more later!! --tim "
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Arrived safely here in
Tarkwa yesterday, praise the Lord. Just have a minute here so
this will be short, sorry!
Turns out they don't
speak as much English as expected! So my new friend
Fredrickson, aka Fee, (because he was born on Friday... by the way,
what was the day of the week I was born on?)
The city isn't as I
thought either! But it's good nonetheless and I love it
I will tell you more
later but must go for now. Love you very much!! Tell the
family I love them and miss them as well. --tim "
Goodbye to Timothy at the Portland International Airport in the USA