Meet the team
The Call the Midwife team is based in the UK and Tanzania.
Though thousands of miles apart, they are united by a desire to improve the quality of life for the Maasai people in Tanzania
Rebecca and Timothy
Rebecca and Timothy live in the Maasai village where Call the Midwife focuses its work.
Timothy established the first village church under the shade of a tree. The congregation has grown under his leadership and the church now meets in a lovely multi-purpose building.
Rebecca wanted to continue her education after passing her year four exams (quite an achievement in the Tanzania school system) but her father could not afford it. Instead, he recommended that she marry Timothy, who had loved her for years.
At their wedding breakfast, Timothy promised that he would allow Rebecca to continue her studies if they ever had the opportunity. Call the Midwife's sponsorship made it possible for Rebecca to train as a nurse and midwife. She has never been busier, or happier.
They have three boys, though their journey through parenthood has not been without deep sadness. Rebecca was still working in her 39th week of pregnancy when she gave birth to stillborn twins. Her life would also have been lost that day if it were not for her midwifery training and her husband's quick thinking to borrow money for a life-giving blood donation from her friends in the village
PASTOR JACOB and his wife Judith live in a derelict building that was once a school. They have two children who are small for their age because of a poor diet.
They love and serve the church tirelessly. They do not receive and income as the congregation is very poor.