A book about Faith and Overcoming from the Rwandan Genocide
The Story of Immaculée Hedden as told by Richard Hedden
The Meaning of Uhumuliza
Uhumuliza is a Rwandan word, which means comforter. One day when Immaculée was speaking to God in prayer and asking why she had been through so much suffering, God spoke to her and said: look at the prophets of old in the bible, have you seen their suffering? Yes, I have seen your suffering but I am going to change your name, you shall have the name Uhumuliza. Through your life story I will bring comfort and restore hope to many.
Comforter, one of the names of the Holy Spirit, means ‘the one called in alongside to help.’ To comfort also means to make strong, to invigorate. It is God who makes us strong and invigorates us through the Uhumuliza, we are simply His channels of grace.