Both Tim and Andrea were raised in Christian families and have benefited from the influence and teaching of faithful believers in their lives. They met during the second half of their training with New Tribes Mission and were married in March of 2001. They completed their training in 2002 and moved to Asia-Pacific November, 2003.
During Tim’s high school years he took many short-term trips overseas with the youth group at CFC it was there he saw a need of so many who live outside the reach of the gospel. Andrea was burdened with world evangelism as a teenager and began praying that God would use her to share His message with those who did not know Him. Both Tim and Andrea are convinced that there is salvation in no other name but Jesus Christ.
Tim & Andrea have had opportunities to do survey work, looking for areas where would be directing new teams and have also spent time in several villages helping to support different works.
Since 2008 Tim and Andrea have lived in a tribal village in Asia Pacific and have now raised their family in the same village. Dina their oldest joined their family when she was 3 weeks old and was adopted from a village 6 hours from where they currently live and serve. Abby then joined their family 16 months later and the girls have enjoyed being so close in age. Never a dull moment. In the last 3 years, the Lord has added 2 precious boys to their family. Titus was born in 2016, and Torin in 2018. What a joy it’s been to see God give such beautiful and unique children to them.
There are 2 other families that make up the church planting team in their language group. One family is focused mainly on translating scripture into the tribal language, and the other family is mainly doing teaching and lesson making along with Tim.
They’ve seen the Lord bring light to dark eyes and life where there was spiritual death!!! What a joy to see God building His Church. It has NOT been a quick process and has had many challenges, but God is working. They’ve had several people asked to be baptized and the teaching continues in a variety of phases. What a blessing to be a part of it this process.
With around 13,000 people in the language group where the Ullum’s work there is still so much to be done. So many to still hear and understand God’s Truths.
Please pray with the Ullum’s and the team that God would raise up people who are hungry for His Word in their language and who are willing to help be part of the translation process. So many of the man hours require the native speakers to check and recheck throughout the project and there is a real need for more help.
Also pray that God will draw many to Himself and that His Truth would be spreading more and more!