Julio Munguwani – DRC
Julio Banyiji Munguwani is from the Democratic Republic of Congo city of Bukavu. He has four brothers and two sisters; his father is a pastor. Growing up in a Christian family, he realized he needed to make his faith his own and was looking for Jesus because he felt a void inside that he could not fill by himself.
Julio shares: “One day I met one friend who told me how Jesus had transformed his life through Young Life. He brought me to Young Life Club and after one week, we went to the first camp of Young Life in Congo. There I discovered how much Jesus loves me. After two years, I joined Young Life as a volunteer leader and have enjoyed meeting with kids in discipleship groups, training other leaders and expanding Bukavu ministry. My favorite Scripture is Psalm 23 because sometimes I feel that I am alone but when I read that psalm, it strengthens me.” Since being involved in the ministry of Young Life, Julio has seen many miracles. He has seen the lives of thieves, prostitutes, robbers, and witch doctors completely changed. He has also seen many young souls saved in Jesus’ name.
Julio recently transitioned from area director to logistics coordinator for DRC. About his experience as Young Life staff, Julio has said, “To be on Young Life staff is very meaningful for me. It gives me the time to serve God full-time through ministry. It also gives me money to overcome to my family needs.” We are thankful for the love that Julio has for God and how faithful he is in bringing kids around him to know Jesus.
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