James Amuriat* – Uganda
James Amuriat is an outgoing, patient and creative area director in Kampala, Uganda. He learned about Young Life through Simon Peter Okiria, his mentor and the one who introduced him to the Lord. James’ Young Life ministry began with the high school and neighborhood ministry in Eastern Uganda at Pallisa Senior Secondary School and Kaucho. Seeing kids having fun and giving their lives to Jesus continuously encouraged James. After joining Kyambog University in 2009, James felt called to start College Ministry and started doing contact work there. He also had 15 college students who were always with him. From there, James moved into other colleges including Uganda Christian University (UCU), Makerere University (MUK), and Kampala International University (KIU), among others. Since then Young Life is now in 16 Colleges in Uganda, including The Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU). James continues to see God move, even through college camps. These campers came together, had fun and many of them accepted Jesus as their Savior. James feels blessed by many energetic and faithful volunteer leaders, including Developing Global Leader students who are doing great work and advancing the kingdom through Young Life College ministry in Uganda.
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