September 20, 2016 by Janelle P in Africa

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Esther, one of the 47 women that were abducted by Boko Haram from the Chibok State Secondary School in 2014, recently escaped. While it is not known as to how she escaped, her arrival is an answer to many prayers.

After her escape, she shared the horrific details of her abduction and was sent to a displacement camp in Yola, Adamawa for safety. While she was away, her parents remained at home, but later fled due to constant attacks from Boko Haram.

Eventually, Esther was taken to another country and promised by a family that they would take care of her and pay for her education. Unfortunately, those promises went unfulfilled. Due to economic difficulties, the family had to ask Esther to leave and search for her own family. This is very hard to do for a single girl of her age, but also because of Esther’s situation.

Thankfully, upon hearing her story, an elderly women took Esther in. Esther was overcome with thankfulness, yet as tears streamed down her face, her heart ached for her parents and at the hardships she’d experienced. She was feeling total abandonment.

Thank God that Esther has escaped, found a home and is connected with an Open Doors partner. In this time, be praying that she will be comforted by the Lord. Also pray that He will connect her with her family soon.