My name is Douglas Sabwa Indumwa. I have been pursuing Computer Science at the University of Eldoret till the year 2020, having majored in web applications programming and online systems development.
I have experienced many trying moments in my life, from family issues to social interactions and personal experiences. I have been able to get through all by God’s grace and mercies. These events filled with pain, loss, joy, success, anxiety, betrayal, shame, fear, and guilt have shaped me into a strong, wise, and more focused person.
I grew up in a religious family, went through various church activities such as catechism classes. However, I had no personal relationship with Jesus and thus lived a consistent sinful life filled with lust, pride, and no fear or understanding of God for quite long.
I had a desire to live a life that would use my full potential and please God, but I never found that particular opportunity to fully surrender my life to God, and even when opportunities arose, I would be hesitant and self-righteous.
It was until my 1st year on campus in November 2016 during a Friday evening fellowship when God gave me a chance to rethink my life. I had missed out on that opportunity of being oriented in the campus Christian Union during the 1st week. I just attended fellowships and on one Friday, I acknowledged the altar call and Jesus Christ became LORD over my life.
Due to my little knowledge about Christianity, I thought that everything would immediately change after getting born again. Though my mindset about sin changed, I still struggled with some sins to a point I started doubting my salvation and even considered another altar call.
However, I am grateful to two brothers in the CU who walked with me and guided me in discipleship and the realization of God’s grace.
Through Bible study sessions, church services, discipleship classes, and one-on-one evangelism, FOCUS Kenya conferences, I came to realize that the grace of God was not something I could earn through self-righteousness. All I needed to do was to follow what Jesus commands in the Bible. Reading Scriptures helped me overcome my struggles, and my mindset changed completely. My circle of friends changed, and the CU offered me into a new world of experiencing life under the Love of God.
In 2018, I got a chance to serve in the CU as a ministry leader. I felt insufficient since I had never been a leader before in CU or church. During my service, I grew a lot in various Christian virtues and used my gifts to benefit God’s kingdom. In the same year, God allowed me to serve His people as an interim Executive Committee member. I later became part of the Executive committee as a Boards Chairperson in charge of CU ministries. My personality has improved. I have learned to be more organized and more willing to sacrifice for the benefit of others. I also healed over guilt and got transformed in my mind.
Joining STEM was something I never had in mind, and to my knowledge it was a program for the CU chairpersons. Even though I had plans to be part of a youth ministry after campus, I never imagined of FOCUS STEM. I am grateful for this chance to serve God through campus ministry, to impact and empower, help transform campus students to firmly be rooted in Christ and be sincerer with themselves, and help them be more accountable to genuine channels of help.
I made mistakes that I would wish that no youth ever make them as long as they live, and I have a desire to use this journey for God’s glory. With my knowledge in IT and computing, I will gladly aid in the digital transformation of FOCUS Kenya and its stakeholders to propagate the gospel via digital platforms as stated in its 2021-2025 Strategic plan.
I Kindly ask for your prayers and financial assistance in raising KES 22,000 per month to facilitate my ministry as a STEM Staff. You can send your support via FOCUS Kenya Paybill number 412 412, Account name: STEM SABWA.