Tuesday, August 14, 2007
I just found out that Immaculee Ilibagiza, a Rwandan holocaust survivor, will be speaking at my church, September 5th. I am excited to hear her story.
Surviving Africa's worst genocide, she speaks about hiding in a tiny bathroom with seven other women for three months. During this time, one million people were killed, including her parents.
It was 1994, she was only 22, a college student, home, just to spend Easter with her family.
Her story is about forgiveness, how she learned to embrace prayer, and begin a profound and lasting relationship with God.
I couldn't bring myself to see the movie, Hotel Rwanda, when it was out. I think after I meet her, I will decide if I can watch it.
If anyone in my area is interested in hearing her story, I'd be happy to have you join me.