Eugenie Mukayiranga has been a dedicated Christian and evangelist for forty years. She has been a credentialed Minister in the Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada since October 2011. Originally from Africa, she spent eight years in Europe before moving to Canada in 1997. Eugenie was born and raised in Rwanda, a land infamously know for its 1994 genocide. This tragic event so deeply affected her that it caused her to question the meaning of life for a great period of time. Despite growing up in a peaceful and loving home, Eugenie always knew that an ethnic divide existed between the Hutu and Tutsi people.
She did not however expect this unresolved discord between two tribes to lead to one of the greatest horrors of the 20th century. Being a sociologist by training, she understood in concept that man could reach unthinkable states of depravity. Nonetheless, this knowledge did not help her forgive those responsible for the terrible crimes committed in her homeland. Witnessing the willful extermination of so many innocent people left a deep and lasting sorrow in her soul.
Then in 2001, she had an encounter with angels that helped her to read the entire Bible in an instant. Since that fateful encounter, she has come to understand that there is a kind of pain in life that only God, the Creator of the human race, can heal.
Today, Eugenie volunteers as a community group leader at the Centre Street Church in North East Calgary, Alberta. She encourages people everywhere to pay close attention to and live by the principles of the Bible in order to rise above the biggest trial of all: Judgment Day. Eugenie now lives in Calgary, Alberta, with her husband and four children. In the Hopeland is her first book.