Sonny Afwayi Ombere – Kenya
Sonny is a passionate, Spirit-filled man whose heart is on fire for the Lord. Sonny grew up poor, and much of his childhood was focused on finding food and maintaining shelter. He is the youngest of seven siblings. As a teenager, Sonny struggled with drugs, alcohol and other temptations. But one miraculous day in 1996, his cousin visited him and prayed for him. Here, Sonny experienced the love of God for the first time, and received Christ as his personal savior. His life was changed, and now he serves as area director of Young Life in Kakamega, Kenya, his local community and the second poorest district in Kenya. Sonny’s ministry has grown exponentially and this year over 1,000 kids in Kakamega attended three high school and four neighborhood Young Life clubs, and over 150 kids are headed to Young Life camp this year. He hopes for every town and every kid who is not saved to know Jesus, and to help them grow in their faith. Sonny loves to be busy, for he believes that there is no time to be wasted for the kingdom. Outside of Young Life, Sonny and his wife Mary have three children. He loves to travel and play soccer. We are so thankful for Sonny’s constant pursuit of kids for the kingdom!
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