Starting in 1981, Christ sent his mother to six girls and one boy in Kibeho, Rwanda with
similar messages (Soul Magazine, Jan-Feb. '87, p. 28). The children are Alphonsine Mumureka
(born 1965), Anathalie Mukamazimpaka (born (1965), Marie-Clare Mukangango (born 1961),
Stephanie Mukamurenzi (born 1968),Vestine Salina (born 1958), Emmanuel Segatashya (born 1967),
and Agnus Kamagaju (born 1960). Alphonsine was the first to see Mary who said: "I am the
mother of the Word." Mary said she came to Rwanda to prepare for her son's return. "The
world is coming to an end. Mary said: If I come to Kibeho, it does not mean that I am
concerned only for Kibeho, or for Rwanda, or for the whole of Africa. I am concerned and
am turning to the whole world." (The Internet).
Rwanda is Africa's most Catholic country. Of the country's eight million people, approximately 65% are Catholics. On April 6, 1994, President Habyarimana's plane was shot down near Kigali, Rwanda's capital city. Immediately thereafter came one of the most devastating massacres in human history. In the months following the assassination, an estimated eight hundred thousand to one million Rwandans, nearly one-seventh of the country's entire population, were slaughtered by guns, machetes, hammers, and spears.
Ernest Rutaganda is the forth child of a Christian family in Cuyangugu, Rwanda. He received messages in his sleep. At 3 AM on day in 1983, he saw Jesus and Mary. Five years later, he saw Jesus again (1988) during a pilgrimage in Kibeho where Jesus and Mary were appearing to other visionaries. For refusing to obey government orders to stop holding prayer meetings in his home, where people came in great numbers daily from 1988 to 1990, Rutaganda was imprisoned for six months (March 12 to December 12, 1990) in Kigali, Rwanda's capital.
Jesus visited Ernest in prison and advised him to leave Rwanda immediately upon release, or he will be killed. When Rutaganda was released, he hesitated and was arrested and taken with others to a desolated spot to be killed. A guard recognized that Rutaganda was recently freed from prison and let him go. During one vision of the future, which lasted eight hours, the visionaries saw horrible images of tragedy: massacre, decapitated bodies, and many bodies thrown into the rivers. They saw that if Rwanda did not return to God, there would be "a river of blood and many abandoned, decapitated corpses". The Rwandan holocaust came a few years later. Christ told one of the visionaries: "Too many people treat their neighbors dishonestly. The world is full of hatred. You will know my Second Coming is at hand when you see the outbreak of religious wars. Then, know that I am on the Way" (The Internet).
In 1991, Ernest was told that there would be a massacre of Tutsit. This happened a year later in 1994. Other predictions are that if people do not pray, a country in North America, one in Europe, and one in Asia will provoke World War III. The famine after the war will encourage many to follow the Antichrist. It is important to reconcile oneself with God right now.
Recently, the Oprah Show interviewed Lisa Ling, who showed a documentary about the massacre in Rwanda and another massacre in The Congo: almost a million killed in Rwanda in 1994 and more than 3,500,000 killed in the Congo since 1997, with no end in sight. Lisa made no mention of the apparitions. Suffering without end for human beings caught in a maelstrom of hatred and destruction. But they were warned; we were warned, and our Media still ignores the warnings.
In late July 2005, one of the main American TV networks aired a documentary about Rwanda. The documentary covered the political background that led to the hostility between the Tutsit and Hutu peoples in Rwanda, the rebellions, the coups and counter coups, the assassination of President Habyarimana, and the ensuing genocide. I was surprised that the documentary did not mention the apparitions in spite of the fact that the apparitions would have lent a more universal appeal to the documentary. The messages given the children at Rwanda were not merely meant for black Africans, they were meant for all of us. The God who created all of us has been warning all of us to repent. We have been warned to give up our lives of defiance or face the consequences. Unchecked sin can and will race through the world inspiring unprincipled persons to commit atrocious acts against those deemed weaker and unable to defend themselves. Because we do not listen, all of us are faced with these warnings right now.
There are also two movies about the genocide: "Hotel Rwanda" and "Sometimes in April." Both are excellent well-done movies that show the suffering the Rwandan people experienced during the genocide. "Sometimes in April" was especially poignant because two of the main stars portrayed brothers who were on the opposite sides during the genocide. Surprisingly, neither movie mentioned the apparitions. "Hotel Rwanda" was a true-life story of a man who tried to save as many people as possible. He managed a hotel in Kigali, the capital city, where Rutaganda was imprisoned. It's hard to believe that he did not know about the apparitions.