Alex Nsengimanawas was only 4 years old when the Rwanda genocide started on April 7, 1994. Militia came to his house, ordered the children outside, and killed their grandmother. The soldiers came back later, and killed their uncle right in front of them. Alex and his siblings ran for a long time, through forests and roadblocks. He ended up in an orphanage.
A year later, Alex got the opportunity to travel with the African Children’s Choir. He first went to Uganda, where he studied English and began reading the Bible. Later he came to the US and, last year, he completed his degree at Bible college in Minnesota.
“I would read the Bible, and I remember… realising that God has a plan for my life, and I started to see the love of Jesus Christ,” Alex said. “But what I didn’t want to accept is that He loved the guy who killed my uncle, and the guy who killed my grandmother… I lived in bondage for many years because of that.” But last March, he travelled to Rwanda to the orphanage where he grew up. There he had the opportunity to meet the man who killed his uncle, who was in prison. He prayed with him, and planted the seeds of hope and love in the man’s heart. As for Rwanda, he says: “I want to highlight what God has done… economic growth, the freedom, and reconciliation between the people who killed and the victims,” he said.
Source: Christian Post; Operation Christmas Child
BIBLE STUDY: Ephesians 2:14-18
PRAISE: God, the Gospel does bring peace, reconciliation and development. Pray for Rwanda.