Mphatso Mjathu* – Malawi

Area Director

Mphatso grew up in a Christian household and always assumed that since his parents were Christians, he was too. It wasn’t until one Easter afternoon Mphatso saw a production at his church which explained how everyone will be judged someday according to their own lives. Upon hearing this, he realized he had no actual relationship with Jesus and his future would not lead to eternal life. His mom noticed how he was processing this and asked him if he wanted to say yes to Jesus. They prayed together and since that day, Mphatso always has found his way back to Christ. Mphatso first heard about Young Life when a leader at the college noticed Mphatso was wearing a Young Life t-shirt, walked up to him, and asked him if he was a leader too. Confused, Mphatso replied that he didn’t know what Young Life was. The leader explained Young Life and helped Mphatso get connected to the other staff and leaders. He became a leader and later received a Developing Global Leaders scholarship. Today he is the area director in Zomba and Balaka.

*Sponsorship opportunity available


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