Rwanda genocide survivor and Operation Christmas Child shoebox recipient Alex Nsengimana to visit OOTBWC June 29
June 15, 2014
As a child growing up in Rwanda, Alex Nsengimana routinely faced horrors unfathomable to most. He lost his mother to HIV/AIDS while still young, and then watched the murders of his uncle and grandmother during the Rwandan genocide — all before he was 10 years old. When the genocide began in 1994, Alex and his siblings were forced to run for their lives. They found refuge and safety at a local orphanage, a place they called home for the next several years.
The story of Rwanda does not end with the nearly one million horrific murders that occurred during the genocide of 1994. God is transforming it into a powerful tale of forgiveness.
“Nsengimana” means “I pray to God” in Kinyarwanda, and Alex has certainly lived up to the name. In his 25 years, God has guided his steps along a remarkable journey that included miraculous escapes from death during the genocide. It also includes receiving a shoebox gift through Operation Christmas Child—a gift that helped bring him to a strong faith in Jesus and led to the desire to return to Rwanda to plant a church and minister to the people who killed his family.
Meet Alex and hear more of his amazing story of forgiveness at OOTBWC Sunday July 29th at any of our three services: 8:45, 10:00 and 11:15