Carl Wilkens visits Kettle Falls

Activist, author, humanitarian Carl Wilkens was the only American to remain in Kigaili Rwanda throughout the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. Thousands of expatriates evacuated and the United Nations pulled out most of it's troops. Venturing out each day into streets crackling with mortars and gunfire, Wilkens worked his way through roadblocks of angry, bloodstained soldiers and civilians armed with machetes and assault rifles in order to bring food, water and medicine to groups of orphans trapped around the city. Working together with Rwandan colleagues, they helped save the lives of hundreds. He now speaks in schools and universities around the world about Rwanda’s examples of courage, resilience and reconciliation.

Wilson's film will be shown at 7 p.m. inside the KFMS.