Our Missional Year

You probably already know us, but we are Jordan and Cassie Timpy, a husband-and-wife professional photo and video team. We both have backgrounds in photojournalism and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s world-renowned School of Journalism and Mass Communication. We are visual storytellers who have been working in the DC metro area, but we recently feel called to donate our skills for a greater purpose, and so we have decided to take a leap of faith this year.

That said, we are dedicating the majority of 2015 to use our gifts to serve organizations, projects and people that we believe in around the world by documenting their work and providing them with high quality photos and professionally-produced videos. We aren’t going to make a salary— our goal is to give our services in return for travel expenses, food and basic lodging. We have a background in nonprofit work like this and have produced countless videos for fundraising efforts that are still being used years later.

We will be traveling from one mission to the next in order to keep travel costs to a minimum. We will be serving causes around the world from mid-February through the end of November 2015. Please watch the above video, which we created to let people know about where we are heading, but more importantly, the reason why we’re doing this.

If you’re interested in the specific causes we will be serving, below is a detailed itinerary and information about each organization. If compelled, feel free to donate to their causes.

February 14-25 — INDIA
Back2Back Ministries 

Back2Back Ministries is an international Christian non-profit organization that is dedicated to being a voice for orphans. They exist to love and care for orphans and vulnerable children, by meeting their spiritual, physical, educational, emotional and social needs that they might overcome their life circumstances and break free from the cycle of generational poverty.

February 25-March 7 — INDIA 

Reverend Sunil pastors as local church among the tribal people of Northern India. He and his wife, Mary, have 20 orphan boys that they have adopted. Their son, Anmol Ketchup, followed his father’s footsteps to become a pastor. Anmol and his wife, Sarah, have adopted 20 girl orphans, between the ages of 5 and 14. Their new daughters in Christ were saved from the grim future of sex trafficking. Anmol is also a sports minister in the region. He has recently been hired by Fellowship of Christian Athletes to develop sports ministry.

March 7-18 — NEPAL
Equipping Saints for Ministry

Equipping Saints For Ministry (ES4M) is an evangelical, interdenominational missions organization that focuses on helping indigenous pastors and missionaries to be fully equipped with a mature knowledge of God’s word for the purpose of fulfilling the mission for the glory of God.

March 18-APRIL 2 — NEPAL & INDIA
Free the Slaves

Free the Slaves is dedicated to ending slavery worldwide. They believe it’s an ambitious and realizable goal and everyone has a role to play: governments, businesses, international aid organizations, consumers and YOU. Slavery flourishes when people cannot meet their basic needs, and lack economic opportunity, education, healthcare and honest government.  Free the Slaves uses a holistic approach in their efforts to eradicate slavery forever.

Build the Village

Build the Village establishes village hubs built around a community church and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. With the church being central to the village community other programs are established – a community high school, a health care facility, a theological program for educating potential pastors and elders, a community library to help bring the world in print to an isolated people, orphan homes and support programs. Many of the activities are facilitated through the Christian Community Church of Kenya.

Free the Slaves (again!)

Read this blog post Free the Slaves wrote about us and our partnership with them this year! Free the Slaves is dedicated to ending slavery worldwide.

NY Anti-Trafficking Network

The New York Anti-Trafficking Network (NYATN) was the first in New York to promote the rights of survivors of human trafficking. They bring together the voices of those with first-hand experience of the injustices of human trafficking, who work consistently to meet the needs of trafficked persons, and who advocate for a more rights-based and responsive policy towards trafficked persons. NYATN consists of a diverse group of service providers and advocates in New York, dedicated to ending human trafficking and coordinating resources for trafficked persons. Their membership includes over 90 organizations and individuals advocating on behalf of survivors of trafficking and other forms of violence. Since 2002, they’ve provided direct services to survivors of human trafficking, and have fostered policy, legislation, education, and advocacy on a wide range of issues relating to trafficking in persons.

The Bowery Mission

Founded in 1879, The Bowery Mission’s purpose and goal have been to provide help and hope to the homeless and impoverished in New York for 130 years. The Bowery Mission is called to minister in New York City to men, women, and children caught in the cycles of poverty, hopelessness and dependencies of many kinds, and to see their lives transformed to hope, joy, lasting productivity and eternal life through the power of Jesus Christ.

Military Missions Network

Military Missions Network (MMN) is a group of evangelical churches, chaplains, and ministries collaborating for a greater synergy in outreach and ministry to military worldwide. Parties connected through this network have embraced a shared commitment to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ and a mutual love for those living in the military culture. Relationships and partnerships between particular churches, chaplains and ministries linked through this network are based on voluntary associations, common convictions, mutual benefits, and shared goals. All such relationships and partnerships are initiated by individual parties. They ignite a vision for touching the world through collaboration in missional military ministry, link military with ministries, equip and mobilize military believers.


Ayuda is the only non-profit provider in the DC metro area that provides a wide range of immigration and family law assistance, as well as social services support, for all immigrants — including men, women and children — from anywhere in the world. This comprehensive and open approach gives all immigrants a single resource to go to. Their specialized services for immigrant children and for immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking are truly unique in the area.

JUNE 14-26 — GHANA
Free the Slaves (again!)

Read this blog post Free the Slaves wrote about us and our partnership with them this year! Free the Slaves is dedicated to ending slavery worldwide.

AMOS Health and Hope

AMOS is a Christian non-profit organization that exists to improve the health of impoverished communities by working alongside them in health, education and development. People and partnerships are at the heart of how AMOS works. They strive to help communities build up their capacity to identify their priority needs by training local leaders in rural communities to be health promoters and supplying them with medical resources.

Jesús Rodriguez 

Jesús is a church planter in his hometown, Mexico City, and was sent out by two churches in the DC metro area, including our home church Transit Church.

More info to come.


iEmpathize works to eradicate child exploitation and engage culture in creative solutions by empowering the kids, sectors, and regions most affected by the issue. An apathetic society is a safe haven for victimizers where they can hide, plan and expand their criminal activity.  Sympathy is feeling badly for the suffering of others. Sympathy seems like a better response but falls short of engaging the problem. It is passive, allowing separation to exist between the bystander and the victimized. Empathy closes this gap by diving into the suffering of others. It is active, compelling the empathizer toward action. Simply put, the difference between sympathy and empathy is entering in. Imagine the difference in law enforcement, legislators, leaders, influencers, and every day citizens in an apathetic society versus an empathetic one. Empathy is the essence of iEmpathize.

Contact us if you know of any great organizations out there!