For Tim’s family and friends this time of year is a time of remembering. Tim’s birthday was in May, and it was also the month of the tragedy which took his life while he was travelling in Australia. For us, it is a month always tinged with sadness. But May 2019 is particularly significant because this year marks the twentieth anniversary of the Trust’s founding and therefore, while it is a time to reflect, it is also a time to celebrate the practical work achieved by bursary-holders throughout the last two decades.
In the wake of Tim's death, there was an outpouring of generosity from his friends and those who knew him. The founding of the trust has enabled us to translate that financial generosity into practical action which has helped the lives of hundreds - perhaps thousands - of people around the globe. Nothing would have pleased Tim more than the thought that others had been enabled to travel for God's purpose through a trust named after him.
Losing a loved one is hellish. Bereavement can have the power to destroy lives and create a sense of hopelessness in those left behind. In our instance, thankfully, we were granted an opportunity to do something worthwhile in the aftermath. The work of the Trust has given us purpose, and we are looking forward to the next twenty years when we can continue to remember Tim positively, and to honour the God whom he served.
So that we can publish the exciting news stories that we get sent from bursary holders whom we support financially, we have included a testimonial blog. This has got their reports and photos which document the work they have achieved all over the world. Have a read and search the archive to give you an idea of the projects which we feel able to support.
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One of the best things about the Timios Trust is seeing the variety of projects undertaken by our amazing bursary holders. The list of places visited by people supported by Timios continues to grow but we want to help even more volunteers. So if you know of someone in your church or community who is planning a trip which we may be able to support, do encourage them to apply.
And why not consider giving a donation in order to allow us to continue supporting those who want to improve the lives of others? We rely on small and regular gifts. Unlike very large charities which by nature have high costs, we put all of the money we're given towards bursaries so you know any donation is directly funding travel bursaries. If you want to discuss a donation please free to send us an email - contact us here.
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