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Ali Golchin (29), an Iranian believer who was arrested in Varamin in late April (click here for more information), was released on bail on July 25. In his over 80 days of custody, Ali was mostly held in solitary confinement and faced harsh interrogations. (Source: Farsi Christian News Network)

Thank the Lord for the release of Ali! Pray for Ali as he recuperates from this ordeal. Pray that any charges placed upon him will be dropped. Pray for other Christians facing detention in Iran.

To learn more about the suffering of believers in Iran, go to the Iran Country Report.

Current Ministry Fund

By funding television broadcasts, VOMC is making it possible for a vast audience of viewers to be reached throughout Iran with the "Good News" of Jesus' love via satellite.

Project Fund: Underground Church

Country Information

Designation
Persecuted

Population
85,888,910 (July 2021 est.)

Ethnicity
Persian, Azeri, Kurd, Lur, Baloch, Arab, Turkmen and Turkic tribes

Religion (%)
Islam (99.6), other, including Christian (0.3), Unspecified (0.2)

Leader
President Ebrahim Raisi (2021)

Government type
Theocratic republic

Legal system
Religious legal system based on secular and Islamic law

Source: CIA World Factbook

Pray for Iran

As the Gospel message goes forth over the airwaves, may the growth of the church continue to multiply despite persecution. Pray that the Iranian government will be open to change, allowing full rights and protection for its non-Muslim citizens as well. In the meantime, may those who are forced to flee the country find safe refuge and help so they can live in peace and worship the Lord with freedom.

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