A 20-year-old former Guinean Muslim, Grace Koulibaly took to Facebook to raise an alarm over an alleged persecusation after converting Christianity, an incident that made her flee to Nigeria.
The permanent legal resident of the United States who converted to Christianity 3 years ago, said her family recently came back to Guinea for a vacation which she claimed was a plan to force her back to Islam. Grace said her family took away her International passport, green card, social security, all other forms of documents, her phone and all the money she had three days after arriving Guinea.
However after she refused re-converting to Islam, she was told by her family that it’s either it goes their own way or she gets killed. Grace revealed that she is currently hiding somewhere in Nigeria as the police and the Guinean embassy are looking for her to take her back to Guinea after she escaped from the custody of an Islamic cleric.
Stating that she decided to flee to Nigeria for safety and was not abducted by anyone, Grace also said that her family filed a case of abduction against the Pastor of Rapture Ready Endtime Ministry who took her in.
“My name is Saran Koulibaly, also known as Grace. I am a Guinean and a permanent legal resident of the United States. I am an ex Muslim. 3 years ago, while in the U.S. I converted to become a Christian. I didn’t convert to Christianity because anyone forced me to, I chose to become a Christian based on a revelation I had of the Lord Jesus Christ. When I became a Christian I informed my family (who are Muslims) about it, but they were not pleased with it, they did everything for me to revert to Islam, which included physical abuse. I had to run away from home and stay with a friend for a week. When I left home, my family called and told me they wanted me to come back home, and they were sorry for treating me they way they treated me, they told me they were ready to accept me as a Christian, so I came back home.
In July, my entire family decided to come back home for vacation in Guinea, so we all came for a vacation in Guinea, but it was actually a plan to force me back to Islam. Three days after my arrival in Guinea, my family took away my International passport, green card, social security, all other forms of documents, my phone and all the money I had. They told me, they brought me back to Guinea to force me back into Islam, they said they couldn’t do it while we were in the United States because they knew they were going to be arrested for imposing their religion on me.
As a Christian, I declared my stand to the whole family, I told them I cannot go back to Islam, and they shouldn’t force me to believe in something I no longer want to believe in, I have made up my mind to stand for Christ and nothing will make me go back. They were furious, they told me there is no such thing as a Muslim becoming a Christian, they told me it’s either I do it their own way or I get killed.
I was taking to a muslim priest, who advised me to come back to Islam or he would force me into it. I told him I can’t renounce Christ, and I am ready to die for Him. So the man used force, he told my parents to go out of the room, he pushed me against the floor, he held my mouth, and my nose for so long I couldn’t breathe I almost die, at that moment I told the Lord, “ if I die, please forgive me of all my sins and receive my soul into your kingdom” I didn’t think I was going to come out alive. but Grace will not die until my assignment on earth is over.
Afterwards, I was able to escape, when I had access to a phone I contacted my church, Rapture Ready Endtime Ministry, and told them I was in captivity that I needed their help to escape. By the grace of God, they helped me to escape. Since I had no passport to take a flight, I traveled by road for 6days from Guinea to Nigeria for safety. I came to Nigeria because it’s where my church is, and my life in my own country was in danger, my church didn’t or my pastor didn’t abduct me, they only helped me and provided a safe place for me when my life was in danger.
As I am writing this, I am actually hiding somewhere in Nigeria, the police and the Guinean embassy are looking for me to take me back to Guinea. They have filed a case of abduction against my pastor, which is FALSE, I was not abducted by anyone, I decided to flee to Nigeria for safety. As of now, they have detained him, and falsely accused him of abducting me.
They said, if I don’t come out they will not release him. I am sure once they lay eyes on me, they will detain me and take me forcefully to Guinea. I am afraid, because if I come out they are ready to forcefully take me back to Guinea. All I know is that if I find myself back in Guinea, it is over for me. I need to bring this out to the public notice because first of all, I don’t feel safe anymore, secondly, my rights are being violated. What’s happening to our human rights? Many are being killed silently and nothing is being done about it. Share everywhere until it gets to the authorities that will stand up to defend our rights.
Jesus is still on the throne. His name will be glorified in all the earth.”
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