A survivor of the genocide that claimed up to a million lives in Rwanda has a special place in his heart for Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Christmas Child.
April 7 is the 20th anniversary of the deadly conflict. Alex Nsengimana was a child then, who never knew his father and his mother died from aids. During the war, he saw his grandmother and uncle killed and then fled.
“While we were running, my life was spared in a very special way,” he recalls. “While I was running I slipped in a cow pie and actually a bullet missed my head, and I always remember that.”
He also remembers quite well ending up in an orphanage, as did about 400,000 other children, because no family was left to care for him.
“But because of the sheer numbers of children coming in the orphanage, we didn’t really have that much love,” he says.
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