By Heather Clark
Christian News Network
WASHINGTON – A Christian teenager from Nigeria who was denied a visa to the United States ‘multiple times’ is sharing her story of strength in the midst of persecution after her father was murdered by the Muslim terrorist group Boko Haram for refusing to deny his faith in Christ.
Deborah Peters, 15, spoke on Tuesday during a panel discussion hosted by the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., outlining that she chose to tell her story following the kidnapping of nearly 300 school girls in her hometown of Chibok.
“I hope if people hear my story, I think they will understand,” she said, “and they will know more and more of what God said and they will understand what it means to stand strong and have courage.”
Peters explained that the Islamist group Boko Haram had targeted her father, a pastor, because of his Christian faith, and ultimately took his life in December 2011.
“In November, they burned his church, but still, he didn’t give up and built the church again,” she outlined. “So they said okay, they’re gonna kill him.” Click here to continue reading.