Many of you have been praying for Leah Sharibu especially since the prayer vigil for her last October. If you are new to her story, Leah was abducted with more than 100 of her classmates on February 19, 2018 by an extremist Islamic group called the Boko Haram (ISIS in West Africa). One month after the abduction all of the girls were released except for Leah Sharibu. Leah was not released because she refused to deny Christ and convert to Islam.
Here’s how you can help:
1. Call and/or email Senator Cruz and USCIRF Commissioner Tony Perkins (U.S. Center for International Religious Freedom). As you may recall Senator Cruz took the lead on a bicameral bipartisan letter to the Nigerian President Buhari calling for Leah’s release last October. He also partnered with USCIRF to “adopt” Leah as a Prisoner of Conscience.
Here’s a sample of what you can send:
Dear (Senator Cruz or Commissioner Perkins),
Thank you for your support and help rescuing Leah Sharibu from Boko Haram in Nigeria. As you may be aware there are credible reports that Leah’s whereabouts are now known in Nigeria https://bit.ly/2NLsXQ7 .
I urge you to work with the Nigerian government to bring Leah home now while her whereabouts are known.
Senator Ted Cruz’s Office
Phone: (202) 224-5922
Commissioner Tony Perkins’ Office
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (202) 523-3240
2. Share this on social media, and encourage your friends and family to contact these leaders as well.
3. PRAY. Consider fasting and praying once a week for Leah’s release, and ask your church to pray for Leah’s release.
God is on the move. It’s time for Leah to come home.