With much joy we announce that Iranian pastor, Farshid Fathi, was released on December 21st after spending five years in prison.
Farshid was arrested the day after Christmas in 2010 in a surge of arrests. He was charged with “acting against national security through membership of a Christian organization, collection of funds, and propaganda against the Islamic Regime by helping spread Christianity in the country.” His release came early, as his original release date was December 2017.
Please pray for Farshid and his family as he adjusts to life outside of prison. We pray for protection of Christians in Iran, as Christians often face threat by the government. Approximately 100 Christians remain in prison in Iran.
We are so thankful to the Lord for his protection over Farshid while in prison. It is our hope that the Gospel will continue to spread throughout Iran.
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