Deodatus Kyara

Divisional Training Associate

“Papa Deo” is one of the original “Fab Five” founding senior staff of Young Life Africa. Gifted in intercession, in connection with an intercessory prayer conference he helped to organize in Arusha, he helped lead a prayer climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2001. The objective of the climb was to pray for Africa, and Deo prayed for young people on this continent in particular. At the summit, he was given a vision from the Lord of fires lighting up all around the continent; that the Lord was going to spread the gospel across Africa to teenagers. Several weeks after returning from the climb, Deo was introduced to Steve Larmey who had just arrived in Addis Ababa to lead Young Life in Africa. At the time of their meeting, Deo recognized that the Lord would use Young Life to fulfill the vision he had on the mountain…a vision that would fuel the early years of the mission.

Since that time, Deo has served in Young Life Africa in a number of different capacities, while always leading in prayer and spiritual direction. Deo now serves the mission as the Training Associate over Spiritual formation and growth.

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