OUR FOUNDING STORY

Growing up on the streets of Tanzania, Yusuph experienced hopelessness at the deepest levels. Abandoned by his father, Yusuph slept on the streets, couldn’t afford school, and experienced deep depression. Yet, God miraculously saved him from committing suicide and radically transformed his life. Once hopeless and alone, the Gospel provided Yusuph with the only Hope that genuinely transforms. Today, Yusuph’s calling is to share that Hope with the nations.

In September 2017, Yusuph experienced another earth-shattering tragedy—his youngest brother died because of inadequate medical care. Yusuph returned to Tanzania to preach at his brother’s funeral, and while there, the Lord impressed upon his heart that it was time to start a new ministry. Unbeknownst to Yusuph, the Lord was also impressing the same message on Katie’s heart. Upon his return, Katie and Yusuph realized God had spoken to them each individually and confirmed now was the time to launch something new.

Although to human logic, the timing was wrong, God clearly ordained each step of the path. He has done mighty things, and we are expectant of what the Lord will continue to do in years to come. For the Glory of His name! 

Timeline Of Notable Events

2018

Twelve21 Global is Founded

2018
2018

Kome Island residents give us 5 acres to build a primary school

2018
2019

First Twelve21 Mission Trip to Tanzania

2019
2020

Opening of the Kome Island Primary School

2020
2020

Bukabwa village residents give us 7 acres to build a primary school

2020
2021

Opening of the Bukabwa Primary School

2021
2023

Celebrating 5 years of active ministry

2023

Thank you for being part of our story.

Thank you for celebrating God’s faithfulness and goodness.

Thank you for looking ahead with us in joyful expectations.

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