Democratic Republic of Congo
Evangelical Covenant Missionaries
Tim and Helen Smith
Focus and vision: Tim works in discipleship and Christian formation and Helen works with women and children in Christian education and programming.
Connection with Christchurch: Christchurch has been supporting Tim & Helen for over two decades. Pastor Mark and Tim went to school together at North Park Theological Seminary.
Prayer and other needs: Continued financial support, peace in the DRC during upcoming transition of power.
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To get involved: Support checks made out to the Evangelical Covenant Church (memo: “Timothy and Helen Smith Support”) may be mailed to 8303 W Higgins Road, Chicago, Illinois, 60631.
History: Tim and Helen met in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo) in 1978 while they were serving as short term missionaries with the Evangelical Covenant Department of World Mission. They were married August 4, 1979. They have 3 children: Rebekah, Deborah, and Tim Jr. (who went to be with the Lord in July 2003.) They served in Zaire again from 1984 until 1997 when the war forced the evacuation of all personnel. In 1999 the Smiths and Covenant World Mission agreed to partner with the Buenas Noticias Churches of Spain in church planting in Equatorial Guinea, Africa. The Smiths returned to the DRC in 2010.
Affiliation/sponsorship: Evangelical Covenant Church Missionaries