Teddy Lema

Teddy Lema Toronto


Tewodros (Teddy) Lema was born and raised in an Ethiopian Orthodox family by his grandparents until the age of 12. In 1996, he moved to Toronto, Canada to be with his mother and siblings. Despite attending a Pentecostal church with his mother for over five years, he refused to accept Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior. He thought that accepting Jesus as Savior would be betraying his grandparents, who faithfully raised him in the Ethiopian Orthodox tradition. After many years of attending Bible studies with the church’s youth group, one day his heart was changed after reading Exodus 20:4. He came to believe and understand that Jesus was the only way, the truth, and the life. Teddy and Dvora both serve as missionaries in the Toronto branch. They have been married for close to 10 years. They have three children, who are also their best friends: Mielli, Tuvel, and Elroee.