Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani is Released!

Just wanted to share the great news with those of you who haven't heard about the release of Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani from prison this week.  Thank God for this important step toward the recognition of religious freedom.  Let us continue to pray for those who are still held for their faith in Iran and throughout the world.  And let us pray for the peace of God and the mind of Christ to prevail in Iran during these trying days.

This dear brother had numerous chances to recant his faith to achieve his freedom, but he refused, choosing to die for Christ and never see his wife and children again in this world rather than to deny his Savior.  And now, after repeated death sentences and more than three years behind bars on charges of apostasy, he has been released for time served for the lesser crime of "evangelizing Muslims."  What a testimony!

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