How the grace of God changed my life and it inspired me to become a blessing to others

Tino
Posted November 23, 2018 from Democratic Republic of the Congo

When someone ask me to define the grace of God, my answer is my life, because It living testimony of God's grace.

My name is Nsimire Ruchogeza Augustine (Tino), I'm Congolese, 24 years old, married, and I'm architect and this is my story :

My story is a challenge and an inspiration at the same time, I was born in family of 6 children :2 boys and 5 girls, I'm the second born, my parents worked, our lifestyle were a normal one. Everything started at my birth, I was born with an illness of (asthmatic bronchitis) that was the reason of me being a fragile girl, even the strong wind could disturb me, it wasn't easy at period because I made my mum suffer a lot she couldn't go to work cause we spend couple of months in the hospital but as time passed I was cured.

 My childhood i passed almost alone, I didn't play even enjoy school time as normal girls of my age because of my sickness, and during that period I was suffering of imagination trouble, and that causing me to have some illusion inside, it traumatized me alot and as I was alone it makes it even harder but with time as I grow up and with the help of prayers it finished then everything was okay until my university time.

I went to India (New Delhi) for my undergraduate studies, arrived in India things become worst, that was the painful time of my life and so the best one indeed because a miracle happened at the end, I started again to be sick but that time around was bad, I couldn't do a month without going to hospital, funniest thing I was knowing by almost every hospital in my town because of my sickness, first of all it comes with estomac problems and despite taking drugs it couldn't change but rather it became more and more critical, after some cup of months suffering they discover it was ulcer that causes all the damage more than I vomited blood and I had terribly lost my weight. Then after I was diagnosed of nerves problems, I couldn't be focus on my studies and every time I tried I had blood running from my nostrils. We did everything we could, my parents supported my full traitement and hospitals bills but nothing changed, I experienced a life without hope and there is nothing bad in life than to be hopeless, I cried every single day and prayed but no sign of recovery until God helps me and all my prayers were answered and I was totally cured only by the grace of almighty God and from that day I understood what my purpose was in this world and I promised to myself that from that day I will living for those who are in the same situation I was years back before being healed by my savor Jesus Christ, because I lived loneliness, rejection, humiliation,  all kind of unwanted things and I know and understand them better than anyone on how the feel, then I put everything I had at the service of others whose the creation of foundation of "BUENE HOPE FOUNDATION" (it is a non profit organization that come to help of orphans, widows, invalids(person of physical challenges) and elderly) and the objective of it is to give those people hope and offer them a better future. Actually, we already establish 2 branches of the foundation in D R Congo ( BUKAVU and GOMA) we have help and impact many families and take charge of many orphans, the best gift we can give to them is a bright future. 

Now we are planning before the end of this year  to  make friends bound with multiple invalids here in Kampala and open up another branch of Buene Hope Foundation. That was my story.

We can't change the whole world but with kindness  we can change someone's world, join us and let create a better future for them. 

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jlanghus
Nov 24, 2018
Nov 24, 2018

Hi Tino,

Welcome to World Pulse:-) Thanks so much for sharing your sad, but also inspiring story of how you came to realize your passion and mission in life. I wish you wouldn't have had to suffer so much, but it has definitely given you irrepressible drive and purpose. I'm looking forward to hearing more about what your foundation does. Let us know what your website and social media page(s) are so we can follow them, and good luck on your expansion plans.

You may also consider submitting your story for the current call for stories, "What Gives You Hope?" This is the link, if you're interested: https://www.worldpulse.com/en/voices-rising/story-awards/89062

Hope you have a great day, dear!

Tino
Nov 28, 2018
Nov 28, 2018

Dear JLANGHUS,
Good eveining, I'm very happy to hear for your words, I will let you know about the foundation and everything very soon, the pleasure is mine to be one of the strongest sisters in the world, thank you so much
Tino

jlanghus
Nov 29, 2018
Nov 29, 2018

Hello dear:-)

Awesome. Looking forward to it!

You're welcome:-)

Hope you have a great day!

Tino
Dec 08, 2018
Dec 08, 2018
jlanghus
Dec 09, 2018
Dec 09, 2018

Hi there:-)

No worries:-) Write when you can.

Thanks for sharing your Instagram and Facebook pages.

You can write another post, or several posts, about your accomplishments, so others can hear about them as well, and gain inspiration from them. You can also private message me, if you would like to reach out.

Hope you're having a great day!

Tamarack Verrall
Nov 25, 2018
Nov 25, 2018

Dear Tino,

What a time you have had! I was amazed to read that despite such a difficult and long term illness you kept going, determined to study and be able to find ways to help others. What a beautiful heart you have. I believe what you describe, that having endured so much, you have a profound ability to understand what others are going through. Not everyone chooses t help others. It is your kind and loving spirit. I love your closing message. I wish you all the best with everything you do. Welcome to WorldPulse!

In sisterhood,
Tam

Tino
Nov 28, 2018
Nov 28, 2018

Sister TAMARACK,
Good eveining, thanks for the beautiful words you said about me, it's very big pleasure and honor to be a part of this wonderful family,
Tino

Hello, Tino,

Hugs to you, dear sister, for all that you've been through. I too can attest that the life I live today is because of the grace of God.

You have a powerful story and I'm amazed at how it turned around for you. I had asthma, too, but during my teenage years, we were too poor to afford being confined in a hospital. I could say though that it's painful in the chest while having the difficulty of breathing. It's grace that I get to see another day.

This resonates with me, "We can't change the whole world with kindness, but we can change someone's world". Beautiful!

Thank you for sharing!

Tino
Mar 03
Mar 03

Hello Sister,
Thank you for your words my dear. I feel sad that you have pass through difficulties, be protected and still inspire people around you.
Regqrds

Juliet Acom
Feb 26
Feb 26

Hi Tino,

You are truly a phenomenal woman! I am inspired by your story - beating all odds to become a shoulder for others to lean on.
I do hope we can link up when you get to Kampala.
I wish you all the very best in this venture.
God bless you!

Tino
Mar 03
Mar 03

Hello sweetio,
Thanks your dear, I still out of town, I do believe in this next month I will be in Kampala.
Be blessed my sister

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