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Ebrahim Firouzi
Photo: Mohabat News

On March 7th, 28-year-old Ebrahim Firouzi was arrested by plain clothes officers on his way to work. As no one in the young man's family was notified of his arrest, there was great concern over his sudden disappearance. According to reports, the arrest of this young convert was the result of the government's anti-Christian media campaign to further suppress and pressurize new believers who have converted from Islam. Pray for Ebrahim who has just been transferred to Evin Prison, reputed as one of the country's most notorious prisons. May he sense the abiding presence of his Heavenly Father, whose unfailing love knows no bounds or limits. (Read about others who are imprisoned in Iran at 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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