Tim & Christa Simmons2023-10-06T13:51:29-05:00




Tim Birthday 12/19
Christa Birthday 07/08
Tim & Christa Wedding Anniversary 12/14
Ethan Birthday 10/17
Evan Birthday 08/08

Tim’s Testimony

I grew up in a Christian home, and my dad is a pastor. When I was three, my mom showed me how to go to Heaven, and I prayed to trust in Jesus for Heaven.  I can remember going out soul winning and inviting people to church on a weekly basis with my dad from a young age.

When I was 15, I went with my dad to a pastors’ conference. During a Wednesday evening service on March 22, 2006, I surrendered to go into full-time ministry. I surrendered to do whatever the Lord wanted me to do with my life. I wasn’t sure what it would be, but I decided to be yielded to whatever He wanted me to do. In the fall of that same year, the Christian school I went to was having a missions conference. The Holy Spirit got a hold of my heart at the conference, and I surrendered to go to the mission field.

I started at Hyles-Anderson College in the fall of 2010 and finished with a missions degree in 2014. In the first week of my sophomore year, Pastor Rick Finley came and preached a salvation message. I had been struggling with doubts about my salvation. That night I trusted in Christ and got the assurance of my salvation on September 1, 2011.

I met Christa the first week of college on a bus route. We dated throughout our college time, and in December of my senior year, we were married. Ethan was born the following October, and Evan Was born in August of 2016.

After getting counsel, I decided not to go right into deputation from college.  I did an internship at First Baptist Church with FBMI and Keith Cowling, which I completed in May of 2017. As I was nearing the completion of the internship, I started praying about where we should go as missionaries. The Lord directed my heart specifically to the need in Uruguay. After my family took a three-week trip there in the fall of 2017, the Lord’s leading was confirmed in our hearts.

Christa’s Testimony

I grew up in a Christian home. I am the third of seven children. I was the first child born after my parents accepted Christ as their personal Saviour. For that, I am named after their faith in Christ—Christa Faith. I was three when I first heard the Gospel. Honestly I don’t remember much except that when my father came home from work that day, I ran up to him and jumped in his arms saying, “Daddy! I got saved today!” I don’t remember praying or any of the other details, although my mom does, as she was there.

I do know I became a soul winner at the age of five, when my mom would take me out on the streets and hand out tracts and give the Gospel clearly to other people. My parents had our whole family become part of the Bus Ministry; my father faithfully drove the bus to pick kids up for church.

However, at the age of eleven, our lives changed drastically. My mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease with no cure. My mom was told that soon she wouldn’t be able to operate as a normal person and would most likely be put in a nursing home, as the demands of life would be too much to handle, especially with little kids in the house. My siblings and I no longer could be homeschooled, as every little thing could trigger an attack and leave her bedridden. We were put into a new school, where we had to learn a new way to live and act. As hard as that was, being put into a place where I wasn’t completely liked or accepted was harder still. It was a lot to put on the mind of a young eleven-year-old girl.

I also became a teacher for our Bus Ministry, as the teacher I was helping came down with cancer. Our program director on our bus left, and my father said it was now my job. At eleven, I was now in charge of the five-year-old department and a program director for our bus! Not only had my life changed in my family and my schooling, but now I was teaching and leading others! I remember crying at night after tough days and asking God if He really cared. I struggled with wondering if God really cared and if He was real, then why wasn’t He helping me?

I began to doubt everything I was taught. I wouldn’t say it out loud to anyone, as I was someone people were starting to see as a leader. It became something I would internally debate and question . . . until one Wednesday evening service. My pastor started preaching a Bible study on the parable of the ten virgins. Five were ready when the bridegroom came, and five were not. I don’t remember anything else during that sermon except that all of my doubts were suddenly exposed. I felt the conviction of the Holy Spirit saying, “Are you ready? If Jesus came right now, would you be accepted?” As soon as the invitation time came, I went to my mother and told her I needed to be saved. Taking her Bible, she once again gave me the Gospel, and I settled my salvation!

I can’t say all of our problems disappeared. In fact, I was soon given even more responsibilities, and it was several years later before we could find out what actually triggered my mother’s MS attacks. I can’t say life was easy, but I can say I saw God work so many miracles. God became so very real to me personally. Ministry and church work became my desire. I knew God wanted me to give my life to serve Him. I knew He would one day send me away to another country as a missionary. Everything became focusing on how I could one day serve in a different field, a different country. It is something I have continued all these years later, and it’s my greatest honor to serve such a wonderful God!

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Tim and Christa Simmons Prayer Letter: Good News from a Far Country

Tim and Christa Simmons Prayer Letter: Good News from a Far Country“As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.” (Proverbs 25:25) We were especially blessed and refreshed in May with Christa’s parents visiting us from the U.S. They had originally planned to come in April, but my mother-in-law, Cindy Kelly, had to be in the hospital due to pneumonia and a mass on her lungs. We praise the Lord that she is recovering well, although she’s still not fully recovered. We enjoyed showing them around our city, as well as spending a day along the coast. We were able to show them how it is to live here, as well as explain what we’ve learned about reaching the Uruguayan people. My in-laws were able to bring 10 suitcases with them. They brought some much-needed items for our family, as well as items for our church. We now have a large number of tracts, Chick tracts, and John & Romans, as well as some Bibles and songbooks. We also received the items that some of you purchased off of our Amazon wish list. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for your help! We also want to say a special thanks to our home church, as well as my brother-in-law Sean, for helping make this trip possible.

First Ladies’ Meeting

We held our first Ladies’ Meeting in our home the Friday before Mother’s Day. Christa worked hard to prepare a Bible lesson for the ladies, as well as games and activities that they would enjoy. We are thankful for the four ladies who came to be a part of it! Christa also went to the Ladies’ Meeting at the church we were helping in previously. Christa played the piano and helped in other ways as well.

Witnessing Opportunities

A Venezuelan lady named Yamilsa reached out to us over Facebook requesting some help. She then came to church and has been coming faithfully. She has a Catholic background. At first it sounded like she was saved, but now it seems like there are a variety of unbiblical ideas that she has, including not believing that she’s a sinner. Please pray for her salvation! I also met Erick going door to door. His wife and children had just left him, and he was struggling with drugs and depression. He has come to church. Another man who has gone through a similar experience and I tried to encourage him. Please pray for him to have victory over drugs, as well as the restoration of his marriage. I met a man at the park while Christa was hosting the ladies. He didn’t get saved, but I had a good conversation with him about why we are here in Uruguay. He seems to believe in reincarnation. He told me that he at least wants to help us with our project of giving winter items to the homeless. Christa had several good conversations with her taxi drivers. During one such conversation, a man who has a Catholic background but no longer goes to church mentioned that since he is a good person and believes in God, he will no longer concern himself with Heaven. He didn’t believe that Heaven was important enough to concern himself with further discussion. Please pray for us as we continue to minister and witness to the Uruguayan community.

Thank you for continuing to give and pray! We love you all so much.

Your missionaries to Uruguay,

Tim, Christa, Ethan, Evan, Emmalynn, and Elizabeth Simmons

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