Maher, Tom & Linda


Meet the Mahers


Tom (originally from Aurora, IL) and Linda (originally from Benton, PA) Maher came as singles to the staff of TMI in 1978. They were married November 22, 1980, and are blessed with four children: Tom, Kalah, Zach, and Daniel.  

Tom works in the Computer Department and spends his days writing software, taking care of all those little issues that come with computers —a.k.a being at the beck and call of staffers who shout, “Send the Geek Squad”.

Linda divides her time serving in the AIDS Orphans and Street Children and Motorcycle Sunday School Mission programs out of the Director’s Office, teaching in the Bible, Missionary & Work (BMW) Training Center, coordinating the Preteen Program and writing. Linda also serves as Secretary on the board of Youth Evangelism Association. Together Tom and Linda coordinate the Teen Missions base in Cameroon, Africa. It was here that Tom was made a prince of the tribe of Nswonga. They travel to Cameroon twice a year and in the summer to help run the annual Boot Camp and other projects. Tom & Linda also serve on the governing board of Teen Missions.

Prayer Requests

  • That we would have a passion for our Lord, the Bible, and our ministry
  • That we would live obedient and victorious lives that would bear MUCH fruit
  • Good health and safety as we travel


The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Go your way behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves.  

—Luke 10:2-3

  • Tom – June 6
  • Linda – August 5
  • Tom – December 27
  • Kalah – May 7
  • Zachary – August 9
  • Daniel – December 15


  • November 22, 1980


Missionary News

  • Tom & Linda Maher Newsletter (Winter 2018) February 2, 2018 Dear Friends and FTMs, HAPPY NEW YEAR! It’s hard to believe that another year has passed by and another is facing us. Our WORD of the year for 2017 was HOPE. We saw the Lord encourage us and give a peace of the hope of Christ in us and working through us. We had seasons of great joy and seasons of total dependence on the Lord as our hope to carry us through the situations at hand. We also had many ...
  • Tom & Linda Maher Newsletter (Fall 2017) December 4, 2017 " For to this end we toil and strive because we have our hope set on the living God, Who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe." I Timothy 4:10   Dear Friends, Thank you for your faithful prayers for us these past five months! We have been on quite the African Adventure! We do love our missionary life! We had times of both ups and downs, some creature adventures, witnessed beautiful sunrises and sunsets, had the joy of ...
  • Tom & Linda Maher Newsletter (Spring 2017) May 11, 2017 Tom & Linda Maher  For to this end we toil and strive because we have our hope set on the living God, Who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe. I Timothy 4:10 I love Spring! I have fond memories of picking bouquets of fragrant lilacs, lily of the valley and daffodils (my favorite because they are yellow). I remember the days of coloring Easter eggs with my siblings and attending the "big" community Easter Egg Hunt at the town park ...
  • Maher, Tom & Linda Newsletter (Winter 2017) February 8, 2017 MAHER NEWS "Show hospitality to one another without grumbling, As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace." (ESV) 1 Peter 4:9, 10                          Dear Friends, This year I feel as if I turned that calendar page from 2016 to 2017 quicker than in previous years. I am not sure why time seems to fly by. I guess it is just one ...
  • Maher, Tom & Linda Newsletter (Fall 2016) November 9, 2016 Maher News Maher PL Fall 2016 "Show hospitality to one another without grumbling, As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace."(ESV) 1 Peter 4: 9, 10. We have returned to America after 102 days in Africa. We praise the Lord for health, safety, protection, strength and daily joy! It is a privilege to serve the Lord and we are grateful for each opportunity that comes our way. I found this quote by ...
  • Maher, Tom & Linda Newsletter (Spring 2016) May 17, 2016 Dear Friends,“Fight for us, O God, that we do not drift numb and blind and foolish into vain and empty excitements. Life is too short, too precious, too painful to waste on worldly bubbles that burst. Heaven is too great, hell is too horrible, eternity is too long that we should putter around on the porch of eternity.” ― John PiperThe last few months have been filled with both sorrow and joy. The quote I started with is a prayer ...
  • Maher, Tom & Linda Newsletter (Winter 2016) February 19, 2016 Dear Friends,Happy New Year!2015 came and went in what seems the blink of an eye. We rejoice that the year brought us two precious grandsons, Jude and Link, new adventures in Honduras, Zimbabwe and Rwanda, safety during travel, good health and daily times of refreshing in God's Word. Our word of the year for 2015 was REFUGE and God was that strong and mighty tower for us throughout the year.The word of the year for 2016 is SERVE. The verse ...
  • Maher, Tom & Linda Newsletter (Fall 2015) November 17, 2015 "But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord God my refuge that I may tell of all Thy works." Psalm 73:28Dear Friends,We have returned to America after three months in Africa, ministering in the countries of Zimbabwe, South Africa and Cameroon. We are thankful for safety across the many miles, good health and wisdom! We memorized 2 Peter 1:3-11 during this trip. What a challenge and blessing to know that His divine ...
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