Thando Zulu – Zimbabwe

Area Director

Creative, reliable, and respectful, Thando is an incredibly valued leader. Thando got involved with Young Life because some of his neighborhood friends attended club. His Young Life leader Mengezi had a big impact on his experience—Thando was intrigued by Mengezi’s friendliness and care towards him and he kept coming to club in order to get to know Mengezi better. Eventually, Mengezi invited Thando to Young Life camp in 2010, and this was where he met the Lord. Thando didn’t know exactly what Young Life camp was and originally wanted to go in order to socialize and have a fun weekend away from home. The Lord had different plans, however. The messages that were shared each night at camp made Thando think deeply about his life and the way he was currently living it. There was an opportunity to say “yes” to Jesus on the last night, and Thando didn’t think twice—he jumped to his feet and said “yes!” Since then, Thando’s journey with Christ has led him to become an area director in Zimbabwe. We are so thankful for his consistent and innovative leadership!

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