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Oliver and Laurence Ngabonziza
I was born in a catholic family in 1981. I loved my mother so much but she passed away in 1995, her absence affected me whereby I started to change my behavior. I beat up my sisters and became nasty, spoke rudely to my friends and I hated God who allowed her death. My life was empty.
When I was 19 years old, I met an old friend who was a Christian. He invited me to attend a service during which a preacher shared a sermon from Matthew 11:28 and it said that “come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”. He showed that the wages of sin is death (Roman 6:23), but if you receive Jesus you receive the eternal life. I decided to receive Jesus as Lord and Savior in my heart that day.
I received peace, hope of life and the rest. Now I am child of God and Jesus gave me eternal life. I one day long to be with Him, my life now has direction and my focus is eternity as I draw this example from Hebrews 11:14 that says that “For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland.”
In 2016 I got opportunity to go to the Word of Life Africa Bible Institute in Uganda where I got to know about the Word of Life ministry. When I was in secondary school one of my teachers taught a song about being a fisher of men and that ignited a desire to become a fisher of men as taught in Matthew 4:19. After my studies at Bible Institute I got a chance to become a missionary of Word of Life Rwanda to realize my dream of being a fisher of men.
My life verse is John 1:12 it says that “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”