Youcef Nadarkhani remains in good spirits in Lakan Prison in Rasht, Iran. In his letter from last week, Youcef said, “I have surrendered myself to God’s will…[and I] consider it as the day of exam and trial of my faith…[so that I may] prove my loyalty and sincerity to God.” At the end of his letter he requests, “…all the beloved ones to pray for me.” You can read the letter in it’s entirety here. Feel free to share it with others.
Our sources in Iran have given us some additional information regarding brother Behnam Irani. We have learned that the beatings are still happening, however they no longer happen on a daily basis, but periodically. Behnam has had intestinal bleeding, or bloody stool, for roughly six months. He has requested to visit the hospital or a doctor and they have denied his requests. Please pray for his healing and deliverance from the bleeding. Despite his difficult circumstances, his faith remains strong and he is joyful.
We do not have any updates regarding Alireza Seyyedian or Petros Fouroton. They remain imprisoned in Tehran and Shiraz, respectively. Pray for their endurance and comfort in Christ as they stand this trial in prison.
God is still moving in Iran. Though the believers face many trials, (persecution from the government and Muslim populace resulting in financial and general living difficulties) they remain faithful and the majority of them do not live in fear. We still receive reports that many are turning to Christ. They are in need of discipleship, prayer, and resources for their edification.
Pastors and evangelists have the need to travel to the believers and also meet their own daily needs. Please consider a gift to our ministry to support the work. We’ve also set up a new way to give online. Every amount helps these believers. Thank you for your prayers and consideration over this.