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Monday, June 16, 2014

Save Mariam Yahia Ibrahim

Today is not a joyful post… It is sad and tragic about a fellow mother who is suffering the unthinkable. I was ill after reading about her story, but feel I must share so we can stand up for her life, her 20 month old and her newly born child.

This isn’t a good post for kids, I try to tell the story un-graphically…but it is still very disturbing.

Mariam Yahia Ibrahim

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Imagine giving birth while in chains. Being ripped away from your husband. Told that you must nurse your child for two years… and then be hanged. Your life has no value, but you must be kept alive because nursing is best for the child.

I kept imagining this must be a lie. That an overzealous conspiracy theory person was trying to write a scary story to scare the world. I googled and searched over and over again trying to find something to tell this was a lie.

It’s not… Mariam Yahia Ibrahim is Christian woman who is going to be flogged 100 times tomorrow for not renouncing her Christian Faith. The entire story is on Amnesty International UK

A Mom in the Making is a place for joy and encouragement for mothers. As a mom, I could not sleep last night after hearing her story. Suddenly all the problems in my life seems small and inconsequential.

There are several petitions to save her life… At first I ignored them feeling someone else would sign them. And the whole situation just made me uncomfortable.

Then I realized what if I was her? I hope I would have the courage and faith to suffer all that she has. I would hope that mothers around the world would storm the gates of heaven with prayer and authorities with outrage to save my life.

There is a petition at Amnesty International UK

Amnesty International Petition

There is a direct petition to President Obama

Above all pray. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” - Edmund Burke


  1. I have already signed the petition and been praying...had last week heard she was going to be released! seems that was a lie to keep us from 'bugging' the Sudanese government. We need to join together & keep praying & petitioning!! Thanks so much for being courageous enough to blog about an 'uncomfortable' topic for many.
    Rachael @

    1. Thank you Rachel... I was really nervous about writing it. But I could get story off my heart.

      I just got to check out your blog, I can't wait to read more. How long have you been blogging?

  2. I've been praying for this dear Sister in Christ. Words cannot do justice to her injustice. It's important that we see these stories and I applaud you for sharing it. ~Pamela

    1. Thank you Pamela... I wish there weren't these stories to tell.


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