How did they survive? The Nigerian girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014. Some of 276 who were taken were killed. A few escaped. A group of 103 were ransomed last year, and they now live at American University of Nigeria. The Wall Street Journal reports:
“A year ago, most of these young women were focused on survival—eating grass to quell their hunger, sleeping on bare ground near snakes and scorpions, sharing whispered Bible passages in defiance of their captors.
“Some spent much of their time memorizing lengthy prayers and hymns. Others composed diary entries in their heads—their thoughts, injustices they suffered—they would later log in journals they kept hidden. In secret, they retold the story of Job, the biblical figure who was punished in a test of his faith.”