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Meriam, the courageous Sudanese women who refused to deny her Christian faith, finally arrived in the United States with her family on 31 July.

Meriam, who had been sentenced to death and refused to renounce her faith, was finally freed by a Sudanese court, and with her American husband and her children, made a stop off in Rome, Italy.

When in Rome, Ibrahim told La Repubblica, “My husband…lost his job because of my event. Now we will go to New Hampshire where my brother-in-law Gabriel lives. They will help us. We will be all together as a true family.”

Meanwhile, Faiza Abdalla (37), a Christian woman arrested on 2 April in similar circumstances, remains in prison accused of adultery (for marrying a South Sudanese Christian) and apostasy (because of her Muslim name).

Some years ago, Faiza’s husband fled to South Sudan to escape persecution. Alone, without connections, Faiza is at risk of being forgotten and abandoned by the West. Faiza’s parents, who converted from Islam before she was born, are also at risk.

Sources: International Christian Concern, Assist News Service, Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin

Prayer Points

  • Thank the Lord for the wonderful answer to prayer for Meriam and her family. Pray she will soon feel at home in the US.
  • Pray for Faiza, that her case may be known by the world and that she likewise will be released.
  • Pray the Lord will use Meriam’s and Faiza’s situations to bring about change in Sudan and an opportunity for religious freedom.