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‘I escaped from Boko Haram’: Nigerian believer Esther tells her story to U.S. President Trump

July 18, 2019 by Global Christian Relief in Advocacy

The stories of persecuted believers around the world—Christians you have prayed for and supported—came front and center in Washington D.C., as thousands of Christians gathered this week for the second annual Ministerial to Advance Religious Liberty, the largest religious liberty gathering in the world.

This week, a handful of persecuted believers met with President Trump, including Esther from Nigeria, a former captive of Boko Haram, who we’ve prayed for numerous times in the past. (Be sure to watch the full video with President Trump to hear from other persecuted Christians you’ve prayed for, including Helen from Eritrea and Miriam from Sudan.)


During this important week in Washington, D.C., Global Christian Relief CEO David Curry met with Vice President Pence to share research and stories focusing on the persecution of Christians in more than 60 countries.

“Vice President Pence shared his appreciation for all we’re doing to support religious freedom and persecuted Christians,” Curry said about his time with the Vice President, adding that it’s very clear Pence is “very knowledgeable about all we are doing.”

Photo credit: The White House; all photographs from the U.S. government are in the public domain.