Hailing from Anniston, Alabama, Bobby and Tamitha went to Quito, Ecuador, as associate missionaries in 2007. Since 2010, they have been serving as career missionaries to Latin America. The Lynches direct the Latin American Center for Research, Resources, and Statistics (CLIRE), where they train ministers, revitalize existing churches, and plant new churches.
With Tabitha’s extensive training and experience in children’s ministry, she and Bobby have organized Project M:25 that offers care and ministry to at-risk children within Ecuador. The project provides nutrition, education, and enrichment programs, along with training and equipping people who work with at-risk children throughout Latin America.
Bobby is the director of the master’s degree program at the South American Ministerial Seminary (SEMISUD), which partners with Lee University.
The Lynches ministry has not been without major challenges. In 2016, a strong earthquake struck the coast of Ecuador, killing more than 600 people and traumatized thousands. “Give Care” was initiated by Project M:25, Lee University, and SEMISUD to offer not only immediate disaster care, but also extend long-term follow-up attention for the children who suffered trauma from the devastating earthquake.
The This Little Light of Mine project envisioned by Judy Griffis, wife of World Missions Director David M. Griffis, is partnering with Project M:25’s current water project which will provide clean, safe drinking water for children, as well as families. A beautiful outreach, it will change the world of those affected by also giving them Living Water. TLLOM helps children in the U.S. to affect children overseas by giving assistance in tangible ways, along with teaching children how to become missions-minded adults.