Tim and Christa Simmons2020-10-05T16:16:42-05:00

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Tim Birthday 12/19
Christa Birthday 7/8
Tim & Christa Wedding Anniversary 12/14
Ethan Birthday 10/17
Evan Birthday 8/8

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!

Faith Baptist Church

8519 S. 13th St. Oak Creek, Wisconsin 53154



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(419) 370-8207
Tim Simmons
8519 S. 13th St.
Oak Creek, Wisconsin 53154




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Tim Simmons Prayer Letter: New Supporters!

Tim Simmons Prayer Letter: New Supporters!I can’t believe fall is already here! The year 2020 has been an interesting one—that’s probably the understatement of the year! Thank you for taking the time to read our prayer letter and pray for our family.

New Supporters!

Praise the Lord for three new supporting churches since our last prayer letter! Back in June when Christa was nearing the due date for Emmalynn, I went to Victory Hill Baptist Church in Steger, Illinois, by myself to present our ministry. I’m thankful that they took us on for support! Christa’s first meeting after the birth was at Central Valley Baptist Church in Manteca, California. We had a wonderful time at their Missions Conference, and we are thankful for their support! The last week of September, we had the privilege to be a part of the Missions Conference at Bible Baptist Church in Terre Haute, Indiana. It is a church with a great heart for missions! Praise the Lord that they also took us on for support! God has been so good to us! Please join us in prayer that we’ll reach 75% of our support in the next month.

God’s Provision After Cancellations!

We had four meetings canceled in September—three due to COVID-19. I prayed for the Lord to provide meetings to fill those openings with the right meeting. One church in Washington let us come on short notice on an open Wednesday I had. I had the opportunity to present and preach at a drive-in service there. We were scheduled to be a part of a Missions Sunday on September 20. The pastor called and said his family had caught COVID-19, so they needed to reschedule our meeting. Please pray for the Ralstin family in Reno, Nevada. Just several days prior to that, a church in Illinois invited us to their Missions Month on the same date, and we needed to be back in the Midwest anyway. I was able to let them know that we now had that day open! I love how God works things out! We ended up having nine meetings in September, and five were either Missions Conferences or Missions Month meetings.

Flights to Uruguay

Our goal is to move to Uruguay around April or May 2021. The Uruguayan Embassy in Chicago told me that due to COVID-19, Uruguay is only allowing flights in from the U.S. for Uruguayan citizens, and they don’t know when they will allow all flights back in. Please pray that Uruguay will reopen for flights from the U.S. for non-citizens by early 2021. Also, please continue to pray for us as we look for housing there and work on our paperwork.

Your missionaries to Uruguay,

Tim, Christa, Ethan, Evan, and Emmalynn Simmons

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