Mike & Michal Hudson
In 1995, Mike experienced an injury that left him a C7 quad. As he recovered, he realized how little support there is for encouraging those with similar injuries to reclaim their previously active lifestyles. Over the years, his God-given vision to do just that began to grow.
In 2014, God provided him with a partner both in life and in his vision in Michal, a successful credit union executive. She encouraged him to leave his "day job" and pursue his dream of starting a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering the disabled to rediscover their love of the outdoors, and Rediscovering Outdoor Activities and Recreation (ROAR) was founded in July 2014.
Otto & Elisabeth Kis
Otto and Elisabeth Kis grew up in the same village of Sarmasag, Romania, and attended the same church, and were married while he was at the Hungarian Baptist Seminary. There God placed in his heart the desire to be a church planter. Otto and Elisabeth were called as church planters in Sacele by the Hungarian Baptist Church in Brasov. Teleios Ministry was a partner in the church planting from the very beginning as Floyd had taught Otto at the seminary and Elisabeth had acted as Bonnie's translator in 1999.
From the beginning, Otto and Elisabeth found a "hidden" community – people with disabilities. Otto began to serve their practical needs and share the love of Jesus Christ with them. Slowly Otto brought them out of their hiding into a community of faith, and the Hope Group was born. He and Elisabeth have worked tirelessly to blend a community of faith, a church, for all people in Sacele.
Otto and Elisabeth have two children, Benjamin and Rhodé. Benjamin and Otto love fishing. Rhodé has excelled in creative arts winning several national competitions. Elisabeth is a trained nurse and an excellent cook.
Charles & Grace Mbuga
Charles and Grace met Floyd and Bonnie and became aware of Teleios Ministry long before the Lord called them to be partners. Without their knowing the couple, Bernard took Floyd and Bonnie to visit them in the hospital after the birth of their second son, Mishael. At the time, Charles and Grace were leading a youth program which would later expand its vision to include the whole family as a way of creating stability in the lives of the youth.
Despite this, however, it was not until nearly a decade later that Charles was called to a be a partner in Teleios Ministry. At the time, he was working as the CFO of a business. After a short consultancy, Charles helped to found Teleios partner organization Life Change Investments (LCI), a Kenyan venture capital business which seeks to support and train small businessmen in Kenya in the development and day-to-day running of a Christ-centered business in the marketplace.
Grace has recently begun to see the culmination of her own vision and is now leading the Women's Empowerment Program full time in order to support the vocational and spiritual development of un- and underemployed women in Nyeri County.
Grace and Charles have two teenage sons, Nathan and Mishael. They are currently constructing a new house in order to move to Nyeri County where LCI and the Women's Empowerment Program are based.
Robert & Lucy Muteithia
Robert was born in the Nyeri District of Kenya, where he came to know the Lord and was baptized when he was thirteen years old. He attended the Tambaya Secondary School, then graduated from both Kenya Baptist Theological College (Church Music) and RICCATTI Business College (Community Development).
Robert currently serves as the Managing Director of LEFTI, is one-third partner of LCI, and is the pastor of Shalom Baptist Church. He is passionate about serving the less fortunate in the community through assisting them in becoming self-sufficient. Through farming chicken, goats, and kitchen gardens, this is being accomplished in the lives of those in Nyeri and bordering LaKipia Counties. He is a firm believer in practicing servant leadership and mentors others to lead in this way. He’s always busy!
Lucy is a bookkeeper and aids in maintaining the books and budgets for LEFTI and LCI. She’s just as busy as Robert is between being an encourager to him, a support to his ministry, and chasing around a very active three-year-old!
Robert and Lucy met in 2006 at their home church of Thangathi Baptist, and were married in 2012. Their son, Floyd, was born in 2016.
Mpeli & Neema Mwaisumbe
Mpeli and Neema Mwaisumbe have been married for 24 years and are a true ministry team. Together they share the dream of Daily Bread Life Ministry: The children's homes, ACTS Fellowship Tanzania, Bread of Life Secondary School, and sustainability through business development. Together they lead, manage, and work hard in helping others to discover and develop the life that God has planned.
They have four children: Betha (who is married), Maka (leads Masoko Safari and Tours and attends college), Sam (a budding entrepreneur and beginning college), and Kim (4 years old), but who can list all their children, youth, and young adults who call them Baba and Mama?
Bernard & Mary Mwangi
Bernard was born and grew up in the Kiang’ondu Village of rural Nyeri County in Kenya. He received an Associate of Arts degree in 1990, and a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and a minor in psychology in 1991 from Williams Baptist College in Arkansas. He went on to earn a Master of Divinity from the International Leadership University in Kenya in 1996, and has attended doctoral seminars at the Morling College in Sydney, Australia (2002) and Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, KY (2010). He served as Principal of the Kenyan Baptist Theological College before becoming a partner in Teleios.
God has used Bernard to plant two churches in the outskirts of Nairobi: Banana Hill and Koinonia (Ruaka). He is the founder and leads Life Empowerment for Transformation International (LEFTI) and is a partner in Life Change Investments (LCI). Mary founded and leads Happy Day Academy, a nursery through primary school.
They were married in 1991, have two daughters, Shirley (1993) married to Timothy and Carol (1996), and are proud grandparents.
Attila & Adel Toth
Stephen & Ann Warutumo
Stephen was born and raised in the Bellevue community of Nyeri County. When he was seven years old, he began attending Bellevue Baptist Church which was also in its early years. Ann was born and raised in Kiang'ondo Village on the opposite side of Nyeri County. They met at a Nyeri Baptist Youth Leadership Training seminar in April 2001, and were married on November 11, 2006. They are parents to three beautiful children: Peace (2008), Favour (2011), and Patience (2017).
God has called them as a couple to minister to both the church of Bellevue and to its community. They work together to grow and disciple those within the church and reach out in innovative ways in ministry to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His transformative power. Their common vision is to love Bellevue in practical ways so that lives are changed for the better.
Stephen mentors young men called by God to be pastors and in this process has planted several churches and established mission points, which are then turned over to the young pastors in God’s time. Seeing the need for young pastors to have more education, Stephen established a Bible Training School for Pastors. He is the leader of the fellowship of pastors in the Kieni West sub-county of Nyeri. His forward-thinking ideas has brought many innovations into these churches. He and Ann are very talented musically and have made several music videos.
Ann’s ministry includes being the chairperson of the church committee which works with LEFTI to administer the OVC program in the Bellevue area. She is involved in the church through the children’s Sunday School and women’s mission work and actively assisting Stephen in pastoral duties. Ann was instrumental in starting a fellowship group among wives of the Kieni West Pastors. At the request of these women, with Ann in a leadership position, a Pastors’ Wives Leadership Training School has been established.
Stephen and Ann’s home is always open to those in need. Throughout the years of their marriage, as God has given opportunity, they provide shelter to the homeless, clothe the needy and feed the hungry.
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