Bill and Carla Simokaitis became Christians in 1981 and have been active in church since that time. Together, they started an outreach program in the St. Louis area which served the homeless for six years. They are also co-founders of Beyond the City Limits, Inc., a ministry to women and men infected with HIV and Aids.
In 2001, Bill and Carla visited Kenya for the first time. Since then, they have served in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Burundi, teaching families how to grow in Christ and offering an extended hand to help families get out of poverty.