Sixty days ago, Meriam Ibrahim, a Christian who would not give up her faith was in a Sudanese prison sentenced to 100 lashes and death for apostasy. Imprisoned with Ibrahim was her son Dani and newborn baby girl, Maya.
No doubt, it has been a long ten months for the family but this morning Ibrahim and family are free and beginning their new life in the United States after arriving last evening to a New Hampshire airport.
Friends, a nun and members of the Sudanese New Hampshire community waited to welcome the Ibrahim family home in the cargo bay area.
Meriam Ibrahim smiled and hugged her supporters as she landed in Manchester, New Hampshire and told a friend: ‘Don’t cry, I’m here now’.
Friend Maria Ajang said: ‘She was so happy. She said: ‘I’m so happy to see you guys here’.
‘I was crying and she told me don’t cry, I’m here’.
Her husband Daniel Wani sobbed uncontrollably and said: ‘It’s good to be home.
‘There’s a sense of relief.
‘I want to thank everyone who helped get us home’….
For the Ibrahim family, may the road ahead be smooth and forever blessed.
I did not think it would ever happen.
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