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 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.
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
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 Emanuel testifies
that this is true. The man has all scriptures in
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.
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
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
Tuwagaimana currently resides in Eldoret, Kenya,