My Father, Maker of the Trees
In 1994, 16-year-old Eric Irivuzumugabe climbed a cypress tree and remained there for 15 days without food or water. He wasn't trying to win a bet with his friends - he was attempting to save his life. Eric is a...
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In 1994, 16-year-old Eric Irivuzumugabe climbed a cypress tree and remained there for 15 days without food or water. He wasn't trying to win a bet with his friends - he was attempting to save his life. Eric is a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide that claimed the lives of 800,000 people in just 100 days. In the midst of indescribable loss, and without a job, a home, or an education, Eric was determined to start a new life for himself and his two surviving brothers.
My Father, Maker of the Trees is the story not only of his physical survival, it is the story of his spiritual rebirth and the role he is playing in the healing and redemption of his land and people. His incredible account will show readers the reality of evil in the world as well as the power of hope. Eric's message of God's relentless love through our darkest circumstances will encourage and inspire
Eric's message of God's relentless love through our darkest circumstances will both encourage and inspire you. "Through Eric's story you will hear about the beauty of my beloved country, Rwanda. His story shows how God's love and presence can overcome suffering and evil in our world." - Immacule Ilibagiza, author of New York Times bestseller, "Left to Tell".
This story of horror and tragedy is also a story of healing and hope. It teaches us there is still a large role for Christians to play in helping Rwandan orphans. Read this book and catch a glimpse of the heart of God." - Dean Hirsch, president, World Vision International.
Tracey D. Lawrence is a freelance writer and founder of Scribe Ink, where she serves ministries, higher education, and writing, teaching, and curriculum needs, specializing in online learning environments. She has written for Chuck Colson's BreakPoint, the Wilberforce Forum, Promise Keepers, FutureLead, Gary Smalley, and others.
Eric Irivuzumugabe is the founder of Humura Ministries, an organization that supports orphans of genocide, through which he ministers to hundreds of fatherless children in need of hope. He is a member of Evangelical Restoration Church, the largest church in Rwanda, where he currently resides. He is the author of My Father, Maker of the Trees: How I Survived the Rwandan Genocide.