"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose."  - Jim Elliot

Success without significance will never satisfy

 An involvement in a Global work will enrich your life in ways that you will never experience until you step out. There are many ways that you can be involved by investing your time, your skills, finances and/or counsel.  By investing in the life of another you benefit from an eternal dividend.  Try and match that elsewhere.

"Suburbanites" would best describe how Tim & Barbara grew up in the 'burbs" of Kansas City. After 10 years of bi-vocational ministry, Tim & Barbara began making formal plans to move to Kinshasa, Congo in 1986. They bring a strong business background to the mix of responsibilities that make up the life of a cross-cultural church planter and it has served them well. 


In 1993 the Downs family moved to Bouaké, Ivory Coast and began a new work. As the work in these two countries continues, they are now planting a new church in Brugge, Belgium. Now, with 40 years of ministry experience, 30 spent overseas, God has equipped them to GoGlobally.

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For an overview of the work, take a moment to watch this video