This 22 year-old-girl, Rifqa Bary, always believed she was born into the Muslim faith and there was no escape -- until she got on her knees and prayed to Jesus. He responded in a way she will never forget. Rifqa shares her story with the world, and spreads the name of Jesus.
In 2009, she gained national attention when she ran away from her northeast Columbus home in Florida, saying her father tried to kill her. Since that day, she has been sharing the love of Jesus with everyone she meets. Rifqa has been involved in many interviews that are shown all over the world today.
It is important to know that she doesn't hate Muslims, she actually loves them. Read what she has to say below:
"Even though I've had so much loss in my life, I've experienced more joy and love than I ever dreamed of, and I found that to be in my faith in Jesus Christ."
Bary said she respects Muslims, finds aspects of the faith beautiful and vehemently denies claims that she is anti-Muslim.
"It's the opposite. I love Muslims. I cry over them because I was once in that place," she said. "I desire with all my heart that they experience the freedom that I've found in Christ."
Her wish is that her memoir will encourage and inspire others:
"[My] hope is to save others who read it, to shed hope and light, and that it would cause other people to see that you can leave, that there is hope."
Check out this short clip of an interview below: