“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 1:7
I just received an update about the situation in Iran. Thank you all for your prayers. We serve a God that “is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” Ephesians 3:20
We have more reason to continue to pray and reason to rejoice as well. Brother Iman Farzad and Brother Petros Furutan have been released on baiil. Brother Iman was guaranteed by his family and brother Petros by his father. Please continue to remember them in prayer as they do indeed need to go to trial at some point in the future. Pray that the trials will be forgotten by the authorities and that they will have other things to worry about than these believers.
Brother Youcef Nadarkani and brother Shahin Taghizadeh are still in prison in Rasht. Brother Behrouz Khandjani and brother William Belyad are in prison in Shiraz. Pray for the healing of brother William. He was tortured in Karaj prior to his transfer to the prison in Shiraz. His ears are damaged, but that is all we know at this point.
Also, there were many belongings including a computer and various other significant items that were confiscated illegally by the secret service during the arrest of brother William and his wife for being Christians.
Again, pray for these enemies of Christ, pray that God would touch their hearts through the love within these believers. May they see something in them that brings them to their knees before God. Pray that God alone would get the glory for the deliverance of the brothers and it would be used as a testimony to the faithfulness of the Lord Jesus Christ.