August 21st 2013
Twenty-five years ago UrbanPromise in Camden, NJ was started by a small group of college interns. These young leaders, fresh out of college, were filled with idealism and energy. They built the foundation on which the ministry now stands. UP has always believed in the potential of young adult leaders. This summer, UrbanPromise International has helped launch an internship program in Malawi, allowing college students the opportunity to serve in practical ways in the existing affiliate ministries throughout the country. They teach, they coach, they lead songs, they mentor, they role model...they love Malawi's most vulnerable children in the name of Jesus. Meet Nathan and Innocent (left to right). Innocent works with ProjectTEACH, just graduated from the African Bible College (ABC), and is an avid soccer player. At TEACH, Innocent coaches the under 14 team and teaches Bible at the day camp. Nathan serves at Rays of Hope. Nathan is going into his junior year at ABC and studies communications. At Rays he teaches computers in the morning and teaches Art and Literature at the summer camp. These extraordinary young men embody the spirit of the intern program--they love children, work long hours, and see themselves as part of changing Malawi.