“What has happened to me is nothing compared to what others have gone through.” This is a common expression, one that we use to gain – and offer – perspective. But when a young man who watched his family be murdered says it, well, I think we all sit a little straighter in our chairs to hear his heart.
When asked what he would like to say to America, here’s what Alex Nsengimana had to say:
“Don’t think poor guy. See God’s power in my life. See all that He brought me through. See all the little details to save my life.” –Alex Nsengimana
A Cow Patty, For Example
After his family was murdered just a meter in front of his childhood eyes, he heard shots ring out. And he slipped. On a cow patty.
“Had the cow patty not been there, I wouldn’t be here.”
Let’s all say: Thank God for cow patties!
Alex would also like to say:
“More children need to hear the gospel. Keep sending love, passing on that love in the form of a shoebox. Keep packing shoeboxes. Keep packing more shoeboxes.’
“People are afraid of sending materialism. It is not materialism you are sending. The box is a tool to come to know Christ.” –Alex Nsengimana
Next time we meet at the watering hole, we’ll hear from Alex about forgiveness. Was it instantaneous or a process?
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