By Faith McDonnell
Sudanese Christian wife and mother Meriam Ibrahim Yahya, 27, who was sentenced to death by hanging for refusing to give up her Christian faith, is no longer in prison. But she is still in danger in Sudan.
On Friday (July 4) we celebrated our Independence Day and thanked God for the freedom we enjoy and those who made it possible. But we must not forget our sister Meriam Yahya Ibrahim. We must continue to fight for Meriam’s freedom and defend her right to come to the United States with her South Sudanese American citizen husband, Daniel Wani, and their two little children.
Last month, IRD and 45 other organizations banded together in a campaign called Rescue Meriam. We co-sponsored two demonstrations to call attention to Meriam’s plight. The first, on June 12, was at The White House. The second, on June 13, was at the Embassy of Sudan.
Our sister Meriam’s road has been an extremely rough one, with many uphill climbs and unexpected turns, but the Lord has been with her through it all.