On February 19, 2018 Leah Sharibu was abducted by an extremist Islamic group called the Boko Haram (the Islamic State in West Africa) with more than 100 of her classmates at Dapchi School in Nigeria. Two months after the abduction, all of the girls were released except for Leah Sharibu. According to a classmate Leah was not released because she refused to deny Christ and convert to Islam.
Leah sent a quick note to her mother with one of her classmates when she realized that she would not be released. In the note she wrote, “I know it is not easy missing me, but I want to assure you that I am fine where I am…I am confident that one day I shall see your face. If not here, then there at the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Leah has spent her 15th and 16th birthday in captivity. Each day Leah is held captive by jihadist militant terrorists. It is time for Leah to come home.
TAF is participating in a prayer vigil with the LEAH Foundation in Washington, D.C. on October 26th, 2019 at 1pm in front of the U.S. Capitol, and we are asking for you to attend or consider hosting an event in your area. This is just one week before the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.
For more information visit www.pray4leah.org