Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The Story Behind Our Friends - Activists - Community Heroes!

Many years ago, these two amazing friends went into hiding with their five children, barely escaping a genocide where nearly 1,000,000 of their countrymen were murdered in 100 days.  Because both William and Ebralie were of mixed race (Hutu and Tutzi tribes), they experienced extreme discrimination, hatred and cruelty from people of both tribes.  All of William's relatives on his mother's side, 76 in total, were killed. His brother, sister-in-law and their two children, along with his sister and her four children, were all killed on the same day.  Their family went into hiding and eventually made it out of Rwanda.  

In 1999, after a long bureaucratic process, the Mwizerwa's were granted political asylum in the United States.  William is fluent in five languages, majored in Christian Communications, has a degree in Elementary Education and a degree in Conflict Resolution.  They have led numerous workshops on Peace Building and Reconciliation, even under the threat of personal injury and death threats.  Coming to the United States was an answer to prayer for the Mwizerwas, but leaving all their possessions behind, being unemployed, black immigrants with five young children did not make life easy for them.

We met William and Ebralie in 2003 and joined forces with them in a ministry that focused on helping other refugees.  At that time, we were helping William in his efforts to support and relocate the "Lost Boys" of Sudan in middle Tennessee.  Over the years, we have continued to follow them, and at times support their ongoing work with refugees in the United States.  Their organization is "Legacy Mission Villiage" (LMV), which is also a 501(c)3 non-profit.  Right now, their needs are even greater as a result of COVID-19.  They are asking for financial support for basic items such as food, clothing, diapers and everyday needs.
Please join us in this INCREDIBLE effort to support William and Ebralie's mission to help other refugees and some of the poorest of the poor in the United States.

As always, 100% of your donation received by Dream of a Better World will go directly to this project... and, in this case, LMV's mission in support of their COVID-19 response.

THANK YOU AGAIN!  Carly, Jack, Hannah and Everyone at Dream of a Better World!


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