Thankful for the Freedom We Have in This Country

 Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza is the most inspirational book I have read this year, hands down. I saw it on Amazon and thought, Hmm that sounds like an interesting story so I ordered it from the library. When it came in my husband saw it and wanted to read it so he read it first, and he said it was great and that I should read it.

I was really busy at the time but thought I'd give it a few pages. The pages FLEW BY!! This is the story of a young 21 year old Tutsi girl living in Rwanda in 1994. It was a bad time to be a Tutsi in Rwanda because certain factions were calling for genocide of the Tutsis, of completely eradicating them from the country.

Fortunately for Immaculee a pastor of a church hid her and 6 other young women in his house in a tiny bathroom. They stayed hidden for 91 days while the killers kept hunting for them and searching the house and grounds. A large cupboard kept the door of the bathroom hidden from sight.

Immaculee talks about her relationship with God and how she found Him during those 91 days. She also wrote a sequel to "Left to Tell" called "Led by Faith"which continues her story after the war and how she moves to the United States.

This Thanksgiving I am thankful for the freedom we have in this country.

Best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.

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  1. 2 years ago Immaculee came to speak at my church. She is an amazing women, it was a honor to meet her.

  2. Wow, I would love to read this, I must put it on my to read shelf!


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