Paul & Laurel's History


I was raised as a missionary kid in Germany since the age of 8. My parents, Paul and Sandy Timblin, have been missionaries there since 1977. I was lead to the Lord by my father during family devotions when I was five years old. Growing up in a godly and loving home gave me a strong foundation for my walk with Christ. At a Word of Life camp in Munich, Germany, when I was twelve, I dedicated my life to the Lord for missions. It was during that conference that a missionary pilot from Africa spoke and gave his testimony. I had always wanted to fly, and I felt the Lord leading me into missionary aviation. Later that same year I met Col. James Irving, of Apollo 15, who also encouraged me in this direction.

I then went on to attend Word of Life Bible Institute in N.Y. for one year. While there I was introduced to the aviation program at Piedmont Bible College (Now Piedmont Baptist College) in Winston-Salem, N.C. and felt the Lord leading me to enroll in that aviation program. I graduated from P.B.C. in 1996, having met and married my wife while obtaining my flight training.


I was born and raised in Liberia W. Africa to missionaries Chick and Joan Watkins. My Father has always been the example of a servant of Christ to me, and had a great impact on my life. I was led to the Lord at the age of 8 by my Dad, then at the age of 9, followed my salvation with Believers Baptism. I had the privilege of being raised always hearing of the Lord and learning more of Him each day. It seems like I always knew I was going to be a missionary but it was not until my senior year of high-school that I openly dedicated my life to the Lord for full-time missionary service.

I then proceeded to attend Piedmont Bible College in Winston-Salem, N.C. for three years of Bible, receiving a Christian Workers Diploma upon graduation in 1992. I met my husband Paul while at Piedmont, was married in 1992 and have since worked, with him, toward our mutual goal for the Lord, of full-time missions. I praise the Lord for the work HE has done in my life to lead me to this point!

I also attended Forsyth Technical College where I received my Associates degree in Nursing in 1994. I have experience working as a Burn Nurse at Baptist Hospital in NC.

We now have 5 children: Bethany, Matthew, Gabriel, Miriam and Jesse-Ana.  And for any of you wondering, we are not planning on Laurel birthing any more.  However, if you wish to give us a baby, Laurel will gladly take it!


You can be a part of Paul and Laurel's work. They can be helped by your prayers and interest and financial support if you are led to help in that way. They would deeply appreciate your involvement in their lives.

Their mailing address is 3161 W. Ave Isabel, Tucson AZ, 85746. Their email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..Their support address is: UIM Business and Service Center, PO Box 6429, Glendale, AZ, 85312.

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