Samuel Gitau – Kenya

Central Region / Regional Director

Samuel (Sam) was once a trouble-making rebel of a teenager who refused to go to school until he met Martin Wamalwa. He became one of Martin’s first club kids. He was raised by his grandmother until she passed away leaving him orphaned. Martin quickly stepped into a father figure role for Samuel and prayed for him constantly. Samuel gave his life to Jesus at a Young Life camp and was completely transformed. Further, through both discipline and friendship, Martin eventually convinced Sam to go back to school and much to his delight, Sam not only excelled but also earned the very best marks on his report cards. He did so well on his national exam that he was ranked in the top 100 students in Kenya. He was sponsored as a DGL student and went to university where he worked hard in his studies and upon graduation; he got a job in banking. Even though his job at the bank paid well, Sam felt a strong calling to work for Young Life. God’s provision in Sam’s life is evident. Sam went from being a rebellious teenage Young Life kid to now leading an entire region in Kenya. Sam is now the regional director for the Central Region of Young Life in Kenya.


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