Sunday, July 01, 2007

Immaculée update

Immaculée has an amazing story. You can watch a short presentation of it tonight on 60 Minutes.

Immaculée Ilibagiza was born in Rwanda and studied Electronic and Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Rwanda. Her life transformed dramatically in 1994 during the Rwanda genocide when she and seven other women huddled silently together in a cramped bathroom of a local pastor’s house for 91 days! During this horrific ordeal, Immaculée lost most of her family, but she survived to share the story and her miraculous transition into forgiveness and a profound relationship with God. Four years later, she emigrated from Rwanda to the United States and began working for the United Nations in New York City. She has since established the Left to Tell Charitable Fund to help others heal from the long-term effects of genocide and war.

Here is more info on her and tonight's programming.


Christine said...

glad to see Lisa's got you on the Immaculee bandwagon. Her book just blew my mind. What a model for prayer - and I can honestly say that God has been showing me how to pray that way in my own life a lot more.

My other favorite role model for prayer like that in the last 19 months has been Mother Angelica. Who knew? :-)

Jenny said...

I am also a fan of Immaculee and her story inspires me everyday. I came across this yesterday and thought others should read it.