Tombstones and Banana Trees
“My story changed beyond all recognition. Everything that was made ugly by pain and anger was turned to beauty by one simple, revolutionary thing; forgiveness. ”
Tombstones And Banana Trees is the story of Medad Birungi. Medad's body is scarred with the abuses of a haunting childhood--poverty, rejection, abandonment. Growing up with a violent father in Uganda in the 1960s, Medad faced physical and emotional pain that few of us can imagine. Yet today he speaks of forgiveness that all of us can experience.
Once a boy who begged to die by the side of the road, once a teenager angry enough to kill, once a man broken and searching, today Medad is a testimony to God ’s transforming power.
Reverend Medad Birungi is now a Bible teacher, university lecturer, pastor and the founder of World Shine Ministries, an organisation that seeks to evangelise, disciple and intercede in prayer in Uganda and all around the world. Medad is married with five children and lives in Uganda.