VFCC Alumna Rescued from Somali Pirates

by Office of Marketing | Jan 24, 2012
U.S. Special Forces rescued Valley Forge Christian College (VFCC) Alumna, Jessica Buchanan '07, in Somalia in an overnight raid on January 24, 2012. Jessica had been working for a Danish relief organization in northern Somalia when pirates kidnapped her last October. 

Jessica is unharmed and in good condition. President Barack Obama had authorized the mission. Obama called Buchanan's father to inform him that his daughter had been rescued and was safe. 

Dr. Don Meyer, President of VFCC exclaimed, "We are all rejoicing in the wonderful news about Jessica Buchanan's release. We have Jessica in our thoughts and prayers, and give thanks to all of those that have been keeping her and her family in prayer." 

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VFCC was chartered in 1939 when a number of Bible institutions were consolidated to form Northeast Bible Institute located in Maranatha Park in Green Lane, Pennsylvania. Today VFCC is a college of Arts, Sciences and Professions on a beautiful 106-acre Chester County campus, with 25 undergraduate majors and 4 graduate majors. The mission of VFCC is to prepare individuals for a life of service and leadership in the church and the world.