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Published On: Thu, Sep 18th, 2014

Meriam Ibrahim praises God for standing by side during arrest and ordeal

The pregnant mother in Sudan made headlines when she was arrested and jailed for converting to Christianity. Now Meriam Ibrahim reflects on the ordeal and praises God, saying she “knew that God would help me.”
 
Ibrahim was granted asylum in the United States in August after spending months in the Sudanese prison (and sentenced to death) for marrying a Christian man. In fact, she gave birth to her daughter while in prison and supporters rallied to pressure government officials to release the woman.
 
Meriam Ibrahim and family

Meriam Ibrahim and family

“The situation was difficult but I was sure that God would stand by my side. I relied only on my faith and I knew that God would stand by me at any time, in any situation,” Ibrahim said. 

 
She recounts the trial briefly, recalling how she told the Sudanese high court during her apostacy trail that “I was never a Muslim…I was raised a Christian from the start.”
 
“I knew that God would help me, that God knew that I was a victim of injustice. It is my right to be able to practise the religion I choose,” Meriam told Fox News in a new interview.
 
Meriam lives safely in New Hampshire with her husband, a U.S. citizen, and two young children. She says that she still needs prayer as she adjusts to the new life. Ibrahim also thanked Christians around the world for the support and prayers on her behalf.

“Faith means life. If you don’t have faith, you’re not alive.”

Check out the top stories on The Dispatch covering Meriam’s ordeal and journey HERE

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