Emanuel Tuwagirairmana's Near-Death Experience
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
embellished, 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.org, 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 see.
Emanuel 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 was putting on a heavenly body which was far more beautiful
than the earthly 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Emanuel 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 Emanuel 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 Emanuel.
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
Emanuel Tuwagaimana currently resides
in Eldoret, Kenya, Africa