"That our highest calling and pursuit in this
organization is first and foremost for the glory of
GOD; this governs all which we seek to do."
-The Constitution of The Indigenous Mission, Liberia
In September, 2017, The Indigenous Mission (TIM) was formed and registered as a "Non-Governmental Organization" (NGO) with the Liberian government to meet government registration requirements for a non-profit in order to obtain the necessary licenses and permits for our new school; Grace Christian Academy.
The Indigenous Mission (TIM) is a faith-mission to the Gola people of Western Liberia. Lucas & Lois Richard are non-denominational commended missionaries serving in Liberia, West Africa through Christian Missions in Many Lands, Inc. In partnership with Alfred & Musu Varney, Indigenous Liberian Missionaries, we founded TIM with the focus & goal of preaching the Gospel, making disciples, & identifying, equipping, & sending native Liberian Christians to serve The LORD among their own people. Liberians reaching Liberians with The Gospel of JESUS CHRIST! We also practically serve the local community through Medical Missions, our Mission School, Grace Christian Academy, as well as through agriculture & other means...providing for the needs of the people and equipping them to produce their own food via sustainable agricultural practices. TIM exists to Glorify GOD through the ministry of The Gospel, practical ministries of mercy, and equipping faithful Christians who can teach others also (2 Timothy 2:2)!
Through TIM, we are laboring to encourage the believers in the mostly-Muslim Gola Konneh District of Liberia, specifically in the village of Tahn. TIM endeavors to work with and through Tahn Bible Church (the local assembly), supporting its ministries to build up the church, reach out to the community, and plant more Bible based - New Testament - patterned churches. Ultimately TIM's intent is not to be a "para-church" organization, but to encourage the important Biblical roles of the local, autonomous, elder-led churches among the tribes and villages in our area.
In the meantime TIM, by the grace & leading of GOD, will continue to conduct the following ministries through the local church:
Helping the poor, widows, orphans, and displaced peoples
Providing education for rural-Liberia's most vulnerable kids