Do you know the story of Leah Sharibu? Do you know why a song has just been released in her honor?
Do you know about her boldness, her faith and her courage? If not, then please allow me to share her story with you.
As reported on an official U.S. government website, “On February 19, 2018, the Boko Haram faction ISIS-WA attacked the Government Girls Science and Technical School in Dapchi, Yobe State, Nigeria. ISIS-WA abducted 110 girls, five of whom were reported killed in the abduction. In March, ISIS-WA returned 104 girls to their families, all the students they had abducted from the school except for Leah Sharibu. ISIS-WA reportedly kept Leah Sharibu because she refused to comply with their demands and convert to Islam.”
She was just 14 years old. (I write these words with tears in my eyes.)
Can you imagine the fear and intimidation she suffered? She and the other girls were violently kidnapped by merciless terrorists. Some of her fellow students died during the raid. All the Christians were ordered to convert to Islam or die. She refused to comply.
And so, to this day, now more than three long years later, she remains captive, in the words of the terrorists, a “slave for life.” And to date, none of the Nigerian government’s efforts to rescue have availed in the least.
A friend of mine, herself an American missionary helping to educate the poorest of the poor in Nigeria, sent me this this email on Monday, with a link to a new video made in Leah’s honor: “A tribute to Leah Shaburu who just spent her 18th birthday as a sacrificial lamb in the hands of Boko Haram. She reportedly has given birth to her second child. She needs rescue.”
Take a moment to watch the video for yourself, then share it with your friends.
May we not forget Leah’s name!
Click here to read more.
SOURCE: Charisma News