Last month over 80 leaders who serve 4,000+ Persian-speakers in the Iran region gathered together for a week of training, planning and celebration.
Please pray for ongoing refreshment and encouragement for these leaders as they continue in their ministries.
About 50 women participated in a women’s ministry conference in the Iran region. They learned about their value in Christ and were equipped to share the Gospel with others.
Please pray these ladies would be increasingly bold in sharing Jesus.
Recently over 200 Iranians and Afghan believers from a Muslim background went through the waters of baptism, in a country near to Iran.
Please pray for them as they continue to grow in faith, and for their pastors and mentors, as well as for others who will be baptized soon.
Last year three Iranian Christians, Yaser Mosibzadeh, Saheb Fadayee and Mohammed Reza Omidi, were charged with consumption of alcohol for drinking wine during a communion service. After a court hearing on September 10, 2016 they were sentenced to 80 lashes each. An appeal hearing was scheduled for February 9, 2017. It is not yet clear whether this hearing went ahead or not.
Please pray for justice at the appeal.
These three men and a fourth, Yousef Nadarkhani, were previously arrested on May 13, 2016 because of their ministry. They have since had two court hearings but a verdict is still pending. Recently the Revolutionary Guard threatened them not to meet together or share the Gospel with others.
Please pray for strength and comfort for the four men and their families, and for a favorable verdict.