received the following near-death experience by email from a
friend of Emanuel. When I read it, I found it too incredible to believe.
I email his friend and asked for some kind of verification that this
experience was true. He mailed me the photos that I have displayed on this
web page. I am still not convinced yet that his experience has not been
but I profile it for you to decide. When reading these kind of
reports, it is good to keep in mind an important fact. Jody Long, a
researcher with NDERF, stated it perfectly. She said, "One
of the near-death experience truths is that each person integrates their
near-death experience into their own pre-existing belief system." I
believe that Emanuel's experience
may fit this bill. His experience is certainly fascinating as you will
Tuwagirairmana lived as a Christian in Rwanda but was not faithful in his walk with God. During the Rwanda genocide of 1994, he was seriously injured and, together with ten other people,
hid in a school. The wounds on his body grew worse and one morning his friends realized he had died. They could not bury him as it was very dangerous to move out of the school. They hid in Kabwai School in Gitarama town, about 45km from the capital Kigali. They wrapped his body in a bed cover and by now his body was smelling and fluids were coming out of it. This situation lasted for seven days!
Emanuel had a near-death experience and was taken to heaven. He says he did not know how he got out of his body; but, suddenly he just saw a man at a gate. The man told him that he was an angel and that they were standing at the gate to heaven.
He realized he was putting on a heavenly body which was far more beautiful than the
body. He was then taken through a beautiful and sweet-smelling flower garden. There, he met Christ who presented himself to
Emanuel in two forms: first, with a body of scars, and second, with a perfect body.
Jesus brought Emanuel back to Rwanda in the very house where his dead body was. They stood up in the
room and no one could see them. Jesus showed Emanuel
his dead body. It looked terrible. Jesus told him that one day after his visit in heaven,
he will go back in that body.
Emanuel could hear the conversation of people in the room where his body was. They were
saying, "Oh, the saved man has died!"
Jesus took Emanuel back to heaven and showed him a beautiful city.
Emanuel said this was a very beautiful city with houses he has never seen anywhere in the world. There was a lake there and he was told he could not go across it.
He was surprised to see, across the lake, some of his friends who had died in Rwanda including a Muslim.
Emanuel was surprised he did not see some devout Christians with whom he had been serving God with. He asked Christ how a Muslim could be in heaven. Jesus told him that as this Muslim was dying, he called upon the name of Jesus, and Jesus saved him from hell. Then
Emanuel asked him why a certain devout Christian lady
who had served God with him in Rwanda was not in heaven. Jesus replied it was because of her refusal to forgive those who had refused to visit her in
the hospital when she was sick.
Emanuel mentioned another name and Jesus told him that the reason that person was not in heaven was that he stole money which Christians had contributed to assist the sick.
Emanuel then saw a very brilliant light across the lake. Jesus told
Emanuel he could not approach the throne of God since his time to leave the
Earth had not yet come.
Emanuel was then shown hell which he said was very filthy. Those in hell are made to work like slaves all the time.
Jesus then gave
Emanuel something which looked like a big tablet of chocolate and told him to eat it. It tasted like chocolate! After he had eaten it, Jesus told him that he had eaten the whole Bible and that when he return to
Earth, he would be able to memorize all the verses without opening the Bible. A friend of
testifies that this is true. The man has all scriptures in his head.
After seven days since his death on Earth, Jesus told Emanuel it was time for him to return to his body on
Earth. Jesus assigned him to go and testify to what he had seen and to ask people to repent and turn away from sin. Jesus gave him three guardian angels to protect him always.
Emanuel felt like refusing to leave heaven, but Jesus just touched him with a fingertip.
Emanuel then found himself entering his earthly
body which was full of maggots. He says he used his hand to get maggots out of his mouth.
His friends could not believe their eyes when they saw Emanuel's rotten body shaking and the straps getting loose. Although most of the other ten were very sick, they crawled and ran out of the school room shouting they had seen a ghost. They returned after hearing
Emanuel's voice pleading for them to return.
One of Emanuel's arms had a part that had been eaten a lot by maggots which was causing the arm to almost
fall off. He was then taken to a hospital in Kigali. God told Emanuel
not to worry and not to accept the doctors proposed surgery whereby his arm would be cut off.
In God's supernatural working ways, God appeared in a vision to a doctor in Australia. God instructed the doctor to go to Rwanda to look for
and to take all the necessary tools which would enable the doctor to perform an operation to
Emanuel's arm still attached to his body. God gave the doctor all the details about
Emanuel including the hospital in Kigali including his photo! This doctor flew to Rwanda and located
After healing, Emanuel started his ministry of testifying to what he saw in heaven. Everywhere
Emanuel goes, there are miracles. For example, in Rwanda he prayed and a very powerful witch, feared all over Rwanda, lost all of his powers! In Tanzania,
Emanuel was imprisoned for preaching to and converting Muslims. While in prison, he prayed and a powerful wind destroyed the prison. Prison officials set him free the following morning! Right now,
Emanuel ministers in Kenya and South Africa. He travels to different countries to share his testimony with others.
Emanuel Tuwagaimana currently resides in
Eldoret, Kenya, Africa
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