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Tell Of His Power

Preaching from the Grave

My older sister’s well-marked Bible helped me survive the Rwandan Genocide.

By Dr. Phodidas Ndamyumugabe and Joy Inyele

Prologue: This story is a reminder that God still answers prayers and walks with His people even amid the worst of situations. It is a summary of a larger story from the book Preaching from the Grave, which shares how God protected His own during one of the most widespread slaughters of all time—the Rwandan Genocide of 1994. During this horrific time, one man refused to deceive others to save his life and remained transparent in his worship of the true God. He chose to honor God by faithfulness to biblical principles through the most extreme circumstances.

Prepared for the Crisis

Being the youngest of eight siblings, I was the center of my family’s affections. Of all of us, one of my sisters seemed to love God most. She had read her Bible from cover to cover and underlined all her favorite verses. When she got married, she announced

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About the authors

Dr. Phodidas Ndamyumugabe is a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. He currently teaches in the theology department at Weimar College in California where he lives with his family. As an evangelist and church planter, Dr. Phodidas’ main interest is preparing people for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Joy Inyele works as an editorial assistant for Last Generation magazine.