By Dan Etheridge

Esther courageously refused to deny her faith when she was abducted by Boko Haram as a teenager. She was forced to marry one of the militants and faced horrific abuse at his hands. Soon she became pregnant.

Esther finally escaped and was able to return to her village, but her community mocked her for being a ‘Boko Haram woman’. Even her own relatives called her daughter ‘Boko’ instead of Rebecca.

There are thousands of women like Esther, who are doubly at risk of persecution, both because of their gender and because of their faith in Jesus. We, the global church, cannot allow the persecution facing our sisters to go unseen and ignored. You can help to bring them hope, healing and support for as long as they need it.

  • Every £9 could provide a monthly food pack to keep a Nigerian widow and her family alive*.
  • Every £26 could provide persecution survival training for a woman in India, training her in a biblical response to persecution and helping her to understand her legal rights*.
  • You can also use this form to send in any money you have raised from fundraising events.
  • Not able to give? Could you raise money using one of our free money boxes?

*Any excess funds from this appeal will be used to support persecuted Christians in other countries where there is urgent need.

The Author
Dan works part time with Open Doors, mainly sorting out the comms stuff for youth and students. In his other life he's a freelance writer and graphic designer who likes collecting records and sitting on beaches looking at waves.

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