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Missionary Spotlight – Tim Welcher

Tim probably does not remember me from way back when, but I first knew Tim before he was a missionary, back when he was on Ken del Villar’s ministry team in Maryland (though I’m not sure we formally met back then). I was just getting involved in Awana back then when he became a missionary and as Ken was moving up in Awana. I did meet Tim and his wife Cheryl this past summer at the Children’s Ministry Expo in Lexington, KY which is where Tim is the missionary. I was very impressed with how Tim interacted with one of the clubbers from my club who had moved there. It showed his passion to reach children for Christ.

As I always do, I asked Tim some questions and below are his responses. My prayer is that this will help you get to know him, his family and ministry a little bit better:

How long have you been an Awana Missionary? Almost 14 years

What area do you serve? Kentucky

# of churches under your care: 330 +/-

Fun Facts: Favorite food, favorite sport, something interesting people don’t know about you, etc…(whatever info you want to share):

I love to eat so most food is my favorite.  I spent 20 years in the military.

Why are you an Awana Missionary?

Because children and youth need Christ

Share something God is doing in your ministry:

Growing the number of clubs so more children and youth (and adults) come to hear and learn about Jesus.

What advice would you give to a local Awana Commander or Leader?

Don’t let Satan discourage you.  Start a “Why I Serve” file and put the notes, pictures etc you get from the kids and leaders.  Look at them when you are discouraged and ready to quit.

How can we specifically pray for you over the next month?

Need more people to help in the ministry on the ministry team

Ministry website(s): www.awana-ky.org

Any other comments or thoughts you would like to share…

I love my job!


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  1. Hi Commander Bill!
    was just looking for Tim’s current phone number and found this article – now 5 years old so not a help with the current info.

    Just wanted to say Hi.

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