Luke 8:54

"And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid arise." Luke 8:54

Monday, April 6, 2015

Bound With Them

Political/World Issues

Bound with Them
Prisoners of Iran for Christ

"Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body." 
 Hebrews 13:3 

Recently "the chubs" (my little siblings) and I were studying Iran for school.  While studying the country we found out that the country is hostile towards Christians and even found that there are 3 known Christians being held in prison there for their faith. 

I asked the children if they would like to write and encourage one of these men as a school project.  Beth knew right away who she wanted to encourage.  His name is Benham Irani.

Photo - Behnam Irani   Behnam Irani is a 41 year-old pastor from Karaj, Iran and was convicted of crimes against national security and sentenced to one year in prison.  After voluntarily surrendering to authorities he began his sentence only to learn he would be forced to serve another five years.

The MOIS (Ministry of Intelligence and National Security), raided Irani's house church April 14th 2010, and assaulted him before taking him into custody.  Irani has a wife and two children.  Irani has been held 1384 days. Please click the link below to send Irani an encouraging letter.

Write a letter 

encouraging letters written so far 

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