Natinael Girma – Ethiopia
Growing up Natinael – “Nati” – lived with his grandmother, as both of his parents were not involved in his life. He was a Christian, but he grew much deeper in his relationship with Jesus during his freshman year of high school when he started going to Young Life.
Nati became deeply involved in Young Life while in high school and matured in his walk with the Lord. He was then invited to participate in the Developing Global Leaders (DGL) program. The DGL program is an opportunity for selected students to gain a university education while they learn from a mentor and serve as a volunteer leader in a local Young Life club. Due to Nati’s completion of the DGL program and his desire to introduce adolescents to the Lord, he is now area director in Yeka, a sub-city in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Pray for Nati as he works to get kids to club and for them to hear the Gospel, despite the difficult political situation that makes kids feel uneasy about gathering in groups.
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