I was born in the Tarime District of the Mara region of Tanzania. My mother raised me in my grandparents’ home after the untimely death of my father, Laurent Sarungi Igogo, who died of heart attack when I was eight years old. I grew up in the surroundings of a farm and cattle grazing.
Later on, I enrolled in the Tabora School for the Deaf that was owned and operated by the Roman Catholic Church. I was brought up and educated in a Catholic environment and became thoroughly familiar with the Catholic dogma and traditions. I was baptized with water sprinkling.
On the Middle School level, I got closely acquainted with the teachings of Catholicism and became even a teacher assistant to my deaf fellow students. I taught them to pray the rosary and to serve in the Catholic ways. On graduation from the school, I moved to Dar es Salaam, the largest city of Tanzania, to attend a technical college. There I met a friend who told me about a church for the deaf that was located in this city and operated by a deaf missionary who used a sign language in preaching and singing.
I came to know about Jesus Christ with the help of a Kenyan deaf missionary, named Daniel Njihia, who came to Tanzania. Before I met him, I sincerely and heartily believed that Jesus Christ’s Salvation can be obtained through good works. However, after I came across one verse in Ephesians 2:8-9 that says that Jesus Christ’s Salvation cannot be obtained through good works, but faith, I realized that I was still a lost soul and unsaved sinner.
Thanks to Daniel Njihia, who led me to Jesus Christ, I accepted Him into my heart as Savior and acknowledged Him as my Lord to obtain an eternal life in heavens (John 3:16). I placed my faith and trust in Him. I thank God for His precious and priceless gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ that I really don’t deserve at all.
Upon Jesus Christ’s call, I surrendered my life to Him and devote myself to full-time ministry.