Monday, January 16, 2012

Three Iranian pastors report to prison

Pray that these pastors will be returned to their families soon.
Photo: Assist News Service
Three pastors, who are also husbands and fathers of young children, have been ordered to report to prison in Shiraz, Iran, reports VOM-USA.

Pastor Parviz Khalaj, a husband and father to a 10-year-old son, was convicted of committing crimes against the order and was sentenced to two years in prison.

Pastor William Belyad who was convicted of the same crime, was sentenced to five years in prison and will be taken away from his wife and one-month-old son. William's wife, Nazly, was arrested with him but has not been called to serve a sentence yet.

Pastor Behrouz Sadegh Khandjani, a husband and father to a seven-year-old daughter, was sentenced to one year in prison for the same conviction.

Another pastor, Mehdi Foroutan, was arrested at the same time and has already reported to prison (for more, click here).

Please pray!
  • Please pray that these brothers will remain faithful and will be soon returned to their families. 
  • Please pray for strength and peace for their wives and children. 
  • Praise God that William's wife, Nazly, has not been called to prison. 
  • Ask God to be near to those suffering in prison for His name's sake.
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