Ndulu Sabuni was appointed with Missions Door in August 2022 as a Field Minister serving in Denver, Colorado. God has called Ndulu to use his language skills to translate theological leadership and training materials into Swahili. He is also leading an online cohort in Swahili with CB Matrix.
Ndulu is deeply involved with Come to Jesus Ministries, a multicultural church in Denver where people speak Swahili, English, Kirundi, French, Kinyarwanda, and other tribal languages. He is a songwriter, worship leader, and also preaches. He oversees and directs the church’s choir, Christ’s Ambassadors Choir.
Ndulu was born in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in a place where the rooster’s crow served as the morning alarm clock. Pottery was utilized for water refrigeration. Kerosene and petroleum lamps were used as electricity. The roads were poor and water supplies were unreliable. Today, warfare has led to serious violations of basic human rights. Consequently, the number of orphaned children has risen dramatically in time with HIV infection and war, and poverty is a growing concern. All these issues have serious ramifications for children, young adults, and mature men and women struggling to provide for their families.
Ndulu was raised in a Christian family within an Assemblies of God church. His grandfather, Ndulu Sabuni, was a senior pastor of the church from 1960 to 1995, and both his father and his mother were involved in the church.
In 1996, he experienced the civil war in the Eastern DRC and decided to relocate to Tanzania. He often wonders what life would be like for him if it were not for God’s grace and protection. From 1997 – 2010, Ndulu lived in a refugee camp where he experienced a restless life but could also always be found singing praise. Jesus Christ was everything to him and he had thousands upon thousands of reasons to serve Him.
In 2010, Ndulu moved to the US where he began getting involved in the church and serving God within Come to Jesus Ministries church. He began working for Ecumenical Refugees and Immigration services where he helped thousands of refugees with English interpretation services.
Currently, he works for Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains in the Refugees and Asylees Program. He provides case management and employment services to new refugees in the Denver metro area. He also uses his language skills daily to help refugees communicate with their respective service providers and understand the program better.
Ndulu holds a degree in education and certification for ministry.
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In colorful communities and along scenic highways, diverse people and landscapes span coast to coast
Iconic American traditions include Thanksgiving dinner, jazz music and the Super Bowl. They meld with eclectic examples of multicultural heritage: numerous local Chinatowns, family-owned taquerias and even cowboy boots, which originated among the nomadic Huns of eastern Europe.
The nation's landscape shows just as many contrasts — sandy beaches and rocky coastlines, open plains and vast deserts, rugged mountains and winding canyons, and abundant rivers and lakes.
The ideals of life and liberty that founded the United States have made the country one of the world's most prosperous, though not without dark chapters and present troubles. Crime, discrimination and ethics violations make regular headlines, and many people live below the national poverty level.
Families view education as essential to the pursuit of happiness, if not also a path to wealth and power for the most ambitious. Yet Americans also demonstrate a charitable spirit of generosity toward neighbors and nations in need.
Freedom of religion grants opportunity for all faiths, but Christianity holds particular influence in country's history and daily life.
Your participation with Missions Door supports ministry in the United States among college students, including many international students, in collaboration local churches. It also enables social outreach, church planting and leadership development in a wide variety of communities — among Native Americans and other cultural groups, and in urban and suburban settings where growing and changing demographics create new opportunities for the Gospel.
Aside from the Native American, Native Hawaiian and Native Alaskan populations, nearly all Americans and their ancestors immigrated to the United States.
In a 2013 survey, 56% of Americans said that religion played a "very important role in their lives” — a larger number than any other wealthy nation.
Population: 320 million
Major Religions: 47% Protestant, 23% unaffiliated, 21% Catholic, 6% other
Languages: 82% English, 11% Spanish, various others
Ministry service area:
Colorado, United States