YVONNE | Rwanda

YVONNE | Rwanda

“I never imagined someone besides my parents would love me this much.” Children of prisoners are well acquainted with the unexpected twists and turns life can take. One day, they’re a carefree child, and the next their father or mother is ripped from their...
ORNELLA | Rwanda

ORNELLA | Rwanda

I Forgive Those Who Massacred My Family My name is Ornella, and I am a volunteer for The Prisoner’s Journey® evangelism and discipleship program in a Rwamagana prison in Rwanda. My parents were refugees and my other family members were massacred during the 1994...
DEO | Rwanda

DEO | Rwanda

“I Was Totally Healed” Prison was the last place Pastor Déo Gashagaza wanted to visit. Behind its walls roamed those responsible for the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, those responsible for killing his 45 Tutsi family members, those who still wanted to kill him. “I heard...
ELINA | Rwanda

ELINA | Rwanda

“I Decided to Forgive”  Elina is a survivor. She escaped death during the Rwandan Genocide in 1994, but many of her family members did not. The emotional pain was so great that prison was the last place she wanted to visit—she couldn’t envision herself in the presence...