Ernest Njenga – Kenya
Ernest does ministry in Malindi town in the Northern Coast of Kenya. He is savvy, determined and patient. He met the Lord through his grandmother as she would bring him to Sunday school at a young age. At the end of primary school, Ernest’s mother disappeared and he wasn’t able to see her for over a year. At the same time, his grandmother was very sick and so he would put his hope in God for her health to get better. At such a needy moment Ernest accepted Christ in a sermon and committed himself to serve him. For Ernest, meeting the Lord was the realization of how close Jesus is to us; He needed a friend, a caregiver, and above all a forgiver of his iniquities. Jesus relieved Ernest from the load of the burdens he had at the time. Ernest got involved in Young Life when he was in high school when Bosco and Matilda started doing ministry where he was. The love of Christ he saw in these leaders kept drawing him to go to club. He had never felt love like this before, even from his parents. He describes the Young Life leaders having an “aura of love with them.” These leaders were such great role models as he witnessed them sacrifice their lives for teenagers, and it was at that point the desire to volunteer after school with Young Life crept in. He started attending campaigners each week and then took on the role to mobilize his friends to attend club each week. Later, he received the DGL scholarship. After graduating from college, Ernest did Young Life in the neighborhood that he lived in and started it in the school that he was teaching in. God has since graced him to join the Kenyan noble team of area directors from where he serves God. Ernest now serves as an area director in the northern part of the coast at the Kilifi County in Malindi Subcounty. Malindi is a rich ground to do ministry as it has both rural and urban setting. Ernest is forever thankful to God for such a great platform to serve HIm.
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