Left to Tell by Immaculée Ilibagiza
Immaculée Ilibagiza was born in Rwanda and had a great child hood. She would always be outside playing with her friends and spending time with her family. She would play in the beautiful mountains and by the lakes around her house. She studied Electronic and Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Rwanda. Her life changed 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. Immaculée lost most of her family, but she survived. Four years after the Rwandan tragedy, Immaculée immigrated to the United States and began working for the United Nations in New York City. She has established the Left to Tell Charitable Fund to help others heal from the long-term effects of genocide and war.
Overview of the War
“I knew that my heart and mind would always be tempted to feel anger--to find blame and hate. But I resolved that when the negative feelings came upon me, I wouldn't wait for them to grow or fester. I would always turn immediately to the Source of all true power: I would turn to God and let His love and forgiveness protect and save me.”
Faith makes people stronger.