November 14: International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Churches across the United States and around the world are preparing to “remember those in bonds” (Hebrews 13:3) on Nov. 14, the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP). Begun in 1996, IDOP is a day for intercessory prayer and citizen action on behalf of persecuted Christian communities worldwide. “As our staff meets Read more about November 14: International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church[…]

Released! Fatemeh Pasandideh (Sister Tina)

I have just received a report that Fatemeh Pasandideh (Sister Tina), the wife of pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been released as of today’s date. Previously, she had been convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the “thought crime” of converting to Christianity. The attorney that was hired appealed the verdict and a new trial Read more about Released! Fatemeh Pasandideh (Sister Tina)[…]

Sentence of Death For Youcef Nadarkhani

I have just learned the news that brother Youcef Nadarkhani has received the death sentence by the political tribunal in Rasht, Iran. There are 20 days to appeal the sentence after which time he will be executed for converting from Islam to Christianity and leading Muslims to faith in Jesus Christ. Please fast and pray Read more about Sentence of Death For Youcef Nadarkhani[…]

False Accusations of FCNN Against PTM and Message Churches in Iran

Recently the Farsi Christian News Network wrote an article about the message churches in Iran, falsely charging them as a cult and calling them Jesus only. It was in regards to the imprisonment of several leaders in this network of house churches. http://www.fcnn.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2060:the-arrest-of-several-cult-leaders-in-iran&catid=127:iranian-christian&Itemid=593 They are stating it is false to say that Behrouz Sadegh-Khandjani is Read more about False Accusations of FCNN Against PTM and Message Churches in Iran[…]

A young mother convicted of her Christian faith

A young mother convicted of her Christian faith In the Islamic Republic, judges and politicians can condemn people without the support of the law. So Ms. Fatemeh Passandideh (Nadarkhani), wife of Pasteur Youcef Nadarkhani has been sentenced on August 3rd to life imprisonment by the court of Rasht for a thought crime. The court of Rasht ruled that Read more about A young mother convicted of her Christian faith[…]

Iranian Christian Prisoner Update

God has been working in hearts and lives in Iran in various. All prisoners have been released besides pastor Youcef Nadarkani, his wife Tina and pastor Behrouz Sadegh-Khandjani. They remain in custody. I ask that you continue to hold them up in prayer and seek God to provide for their release. The execution of pastor Read more about Iranian Christian Prisoner Update[…]

Updated List of Iranian Prisoners

After the sanctions were announced by the UN there was a new wave of arrests of this Christian group in Iran. I suspect there will be more after President Obama signed into law US sanctions on Friday July 2, 2010. Please pray for the safety of believers there. Here is a list of the prisoners; Read more about Updated List of Iranian Prisoners[…]

Prison Conditions in Iran and Request For Help

The attached document will tell you the details of how prisoners are treated in Iranian prison. It is 9 pages, but I ask that you read the entire piece and find out how the treat people. No, it is not this extreme in every case, but please read and understand what the Christians who are Read more about Prison Conditions in Iran and Request For Help[…]

Please Help Pastor Youcef and His Wife

Pastor Youcef Nadarkani of Rasht, Iran has now been in prison for a total of nine months. He was taken into custody on October 12, 2009. The charges were for apostasy, evangelism and being anti-government. He has endured interrogation faithfully for the Lord Jesus Christ during that time. He has been asked on multiple occasions Read more about Please Help Pastor Youcef and His Wife[…]

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