Please continue to remember Brother Behnam Irani in your prayers. He has not been required to report back to prison yet. He still remains in his home in Iran. He has been out of prison since July 4, 2015. Our sources are reporting that he is required to report back to prison on August 7, Read more about Iranian Christian Prisoner Updates[…]
Derek reminds us to pray and updates us regarding the work of missions in the Middle East.
Transcript of December 31st Podcast We discuss our latest news and continue on in our series about the life of an Iranian Christian.
Terry Jones, a pastor in Florida, had threatened the Iranian regime that he would burn Qurans if brother Youcef was not released. As expected, they did not release him, and on Saturday, April 28th, Mr. Jones burned multiple copies of the Quran. This does not help Youcef’s case as Iranian officials and politicians are outraged. Read more about Response To Quran Burning[…]
Our sources report that brother Youcef Nadarkhani’s lawyers met last week with Mr. Heshmati, the chief justice of Gilan province. Once again, the chief justice told them that if Youcef repents, that is, leaves Christianity and returns to Islam, he will be released from prison. Youcef informed his attorneys that repenting means to return. He said Read more about Youcef Pressured To Return To Islam Again[…]
Brother Youcef Nadarkhani is still waiting for a ruling from the Gilan provincial court. The jurists sent another letter, earlier this week, to the Ayatollah Khameini requesting his legal opinion. They have not received any response from him. If he does not respond the court will have to issue the decision without his input. They Read more about Awaiting the Ayatollah’s Response[…]
We have learned that the conviction of brother Youcef Nadarkhani for apostasy and his sentence of death has been upheld and confirmed by the Iranian Supreme Court. The typical way that the Iranian authorities act is that at any time they could carry out the death sentence without advance notice. First, they will ask him Read more about Death Sentence of Youcef Nadarkhani Upheld in Iran[…]
Tunisia is a Muslim nation in north Africa. I have come in contact with a Christian sister in Tunisia that has been told by her family that they will kill her unless she returns to Islam. As you can imagine, she is afraid for her life, but is also trying to find safety. Please pray Read more about Christian in Tunisia Under Pressure[…]
Turkey and religious freedom (The Economist) Dec 2nd 2010 | DIYARBAKIR AND MARDIN | from PRINT EDITION IT IS well known that Kurdish tribes took part in the mass slaughter by the Ottomans of around 1m Armenians in 1915. “Collaborating Kurdish clerics pledged that anyone who killed an infidel would be rewarded in heaven with 700 Read more about Some, but not all, want to improve the lot of Christians in Turkey[…]
Hindu Radicals Assault Pregnant Christian at the Funeral of Her Daughter ICC Note The radicals assaulted an eight month pregnant Christian while she was attending the funeral of her daughter. The assailants say that they don’t want Christians to be buried in their village. 10/28/2010 Washington, D.C. – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Read more about Hindu’s Attack Pregnant Christian Woman At the Funeral of Her Daughter[…]
ChinaAid October 25, 2010 BEIJING — Last week, about ten policemen invaded the home of a Christian in Beijing while on a search for Hua Huiqi. Every room in the house was ransacked, even a bedroom belonging to a child. The officers also questioned the owner of the home about intentions to meet with any foreigners Read more about Home Invasion in Beijing[…]
Our sources have confirmed that a written verdict has not yet been delivered to brother Youcef Nadarkhani’s attorney. He is currently under a sentence of death, but they are delaying the delivery of the verdict in order to put more pressure on him to turn away from Christ. Once the written verdict is delivered, there Read more about Temporary Delay To Execution of Brother Youcef Nadarkhani[…]
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[…]
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[…]