Immaculée Ilibagiza, who survived the Rwandan Genocide in 1994, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Orange County Leadership Prayer Breakfast on October 20 at The Barn at Villa Venezia in Middletown.
In 1994, Ilibagiza, then a college student, survived the Rwandan Genocide by hiding, along with seven other Tutsi women in a small bathroom in the home of a local pastor. After 91 days, Ilibagiza emerged to find that most of her family had been murdered. In 1998, she immigrated to the United States and has since written multiple books in which she shares her experiences and tells of the rediscovery of her faith and her refusal to succumb to anger and resentment.
Ilibagiza’s first book, Left to Tell; Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust, has been translated into 15 languages worldwide and made into a documentary.
Sponsors of the event will receive six seats at the breakfast for a tax-deductible donation of $350.00. The Orange County Leadership Prayer Breakfast committee will use the remaining seats at the table to invite elected and appointed Orange County municipal officials, community and business leaders, and the public. If you would like to sponsor a table at the breakfast, please visit prayerbreakfastoc.org.
You can also send an e-mail requesting a registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845-393-4805. You can also visit facebook.com/ocprayerbreakfast. This event is being held at no cost to county taxpayers.