Mercy (22) was abducted when Boko Haram invaded her town of Gwoza in 2014. For five weeks she was held in a militant camp, where she was forcibly Islamised and married, and witnessed a lot of cruelty. When the government liberated the town, Mercy was injured.
Open Doors is supporting Mercy in various ways, but as she shelters in a displaced peoples camp her future is uncertain. She believes her father was killed in the attack on her town, and her mother died many years before because of illness. But despite the pain of her past and the uncertainty of her future, Mercy has put her hope in God.
“I may have no one left to care for me, but I have a bigger God who is able to change my situation… I thank God for giving me a second chance. Many lost their lives after being forced into Islam, but I am alive today. I have seen God’s mercy at work.”
Could you send Mercy a card to give her message of reassurance?
Here are some simple letter-writing guidelines to help you as you write.
Please put all your letters and cards in one envelope and send to Open Doors UK, PO Box 6, Witney, OX29 6WG.
We support people who are beaten, tortured,
imprisoned, falsely accused, and hated simply for following Jesus.