Voice of Central Africa DR Congo
Debra Lynn Heagy with Laurent Muvunyi
- 5.5 x 8.5
- RELIGION - Religion, Politics & State
- HISTORY - Africa Central
My name is Debra Lynn Heagy. My family moved to various places in the United States and Europe. My dad, Lt. Col. Carleton L. Johnson was in the Air Force and had many interesting assignments in various parts of the world. My mother, Sharon Rose Seagrave met my father in Indiana and they were married in 1955. My brother Michael L. Johnson is an Anesthesiologist. I graduated from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.
I am married to CDR Rex W. Heagy who graduated from the Naval Academy in 1982. We have been married twenty-six years. We have a daughter named Jennifer L. Heagy who works in nursing at an extended care facility. We have lived in Kettering, Ohio for twenty-three years and have been involved with missionary work, church and community activities. My father passed away in 2003 with brain cancer. This is my first book I have written.
Laurent Muvunyi has worked with me long hours in finding the people that experienced genocide. Also, working with translation of the testimonies. He was born in the Congo. Laurent graduated with a Community Development and Project Management Degree from the University of Congo in 2004. Laurent met Nicole in Burundi during his first year of college.
In 2006, he went to Republic of Haiti to help with projects called Mobilization of Life with HIV/AIDS, founded by World Relief International for one month at Port Prince. In 2006, moved back to Portland, Maine and was married in 2008. Laurent and Nicole moved to Ohio in 2009, and he was elected Chairman of Rwanda Rural Development Association. Currently, Laurent works for Montgomery County Board of Mental Disabilities. Laurent and Nicole have three children who were born in Ohio.