Sudan ‘to free’ Christian Sudanese Woman, Meriam Ibrahim
Speaking of remaining defiant, and to understand what it really means to hold on to your faith, Christianity and what you believe in, the BBC reported Saturday that Sudanese officials announced that Meriam Ibrahim, 27, who gave birth to a baby girl, Maya, earlier this week, is to be freed.
According to sources, Abdullah Alzareg, who is an under-secretary at the Foreign Ministry, said Sudan guaranteed religious freedom and has vowed to protect the young mother.
Meriam’s 100 lashes and death sentence was expected to be carried out two years after birth of her baby for marrying a Christian US citizen, Daniel Wani and for practicing Christianity.
Earlier on, an Islamic Sharia Judge had given her the opportunity to renounce Christ and become a Muslim, but she remained defiant in her faith, rejected to the offer, choosing to face death by hanging instead.
She said in an earlier report, “If they want to execute me then they should go ahead and do it because I’m not going to change my faith.”
“I refuse to change. I am not giving up Christianity just so that I can live. I know I could stay alive by becoming a Muslim and I would be able to look after our family, but I need to be true to myself.,” she added.
Sudan had been facing much international condemnation and pressure from UK and other world leaders over the death sentence.
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EMB continue to pray for this family and trust God that all things will work well in their favor in the end.
“For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes..” ~ Romans 1:16 NLT
I am continually inspired by the faith and trust of those enduring extreme pressure for their faith in Christ. The strength and endurance Meriam has demonstrated can only come from the divine power of God for her faithfulness. We thank and praise Him!
Oh absolutely! We praise God also for your voice and your commitment to stand firm in your fight of faith for those who continue to come under persecution for our Lord’s sake. You are valuable to the Kingdom of God and may He continue to surround you, Meriam, and everyone else with His guardian angels and cover you under His precious blood. Glory to God!
Praying for my dear sister and all our other persecuted brothers and sisters. I pray to have a faith unwavering like theirs! Thank you so much for sharing! ~Blessings~
Thank you for connecting Rebecca and for the expression of your faith by your comment. I am in agreement with you that your faith will be strong and unwavering and that God will strengthen you to do great exploits in His Kingdom. May He continue to richly bless you! Thanks for following also.