|Vision, Reality And Trust|
Teleios was founded on October 16, 2000, with a vision to change the way missions is done. Trust is our foundational operating principle. We are committed to investing in the God-given dreams of other people in order to bring them to a sustaining, viable, lasting ministry to the glory of God without strings attached.
We believe that the indigenous person's dream has to remain indigenous. Since 2000, partners have brought all kinds of resources to bear but have not altered the dream, purpose, or ability of the dream to become a sustainable reality apart from the partnership. The center of every partnership is the Lord, and the greatest resource is prayer. We enter in order to exit.
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Romania - (Photo Gallery)
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." - 2 Corinthians 5:17
In the seven years that God has been working through Teleios and its different partners for various projects throughout Romania, it has been exciting to see so many changes in the attitudes of the people we have been called to serve. Truly, "old things", such as prejudices, habits and traditions, have begun to pass away as the Lord has prepared the hearts and minds of our Romanian/Hungarian brothers and sisters for His way so "all things" will become new.
Kenya - (Photo Gallery)
"But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." - Isaiah 40:31
Recognizing the need, but perhaps more importantly the value, of reaching the children in their area, the Koinonia Baptist Church, through much prayer and personal involvement by its members, has patiently cultivated a positive environment that reaches out in many ways to young and old. God has brought together a number of partners through Teleios to help work with church leaders in training, developing resources and participation in Bible School and seminars.
Tanzania - (Photo Gallery)
"Look among the nations and watch - Be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days which you would not believe, though it were told of you." - Habakkuk 1:5
A government department of education requests permission to use a Christian-based school model for any future such projects - now that was astounding! God has truly been at work in the hearts of many Teleios partners who have been led to focus their time, energy and resources to the Kidete Nursery School and the Children's Home. There are also a number of new "business as mission" initiatives currently in discussion stages. All of these efforts are proving that God does, indeed, work in all things to those who love Him and seek to do His will.
"But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. - John 4:23-24
God calls us to be faithful to His will for our lives and strive to follow His teachings each day. Acknowledging, too, that we are required to use the gifts and talents He's blessed us with opens the door to a variety of opportunities to turn dreams into realities in our own communities.
"Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know." - Jeremiah 33:3
A unique opportunity came in the form of a former industrial plant to a small group of Believers in this South Carolina community. Trusting that the Lord had a purpose for this brought the group to Teleios. The future of this building and its purpose is still in God's timing, but there has been a movement of His Spirit toward developing community ministries through its use.