WRITE A LETTER OF ENCOURAGEMENT

In December 2018, at least 150 Christians were arrested in Iran, with an additional 9 more detained since 2019 started. The crackdown reminds us of the dozens of Christians who are currently behind bars in the country for believing that Jesus is God, and for telling others about that truth.

Send encouragement to four such believers today.

Nasser-Navard Gol-Tapeh

(57, married, imprisoned)

Nasser is a convert to Christianity serving ten years in prison for “missionary activities”. He recently wrote from prison, “I thank God in perfect joy and peace for considering me worthy to be here because of my faith in and witness to Jesus Christ.”

Ebrahim Firouzi

(31, married, imprisoned)

Ebrahim was charged with “promoting Christian Zionism”. He has been imprisoned since August 2013, and though he was due for release in 2015, he was sentenced to a further five years in jail for “acting against national security, gathering, and collusion”.

Pastor Victor Bet-Tamraz

(married, waiting to serve his sentence)

Pastor Victor was found guilty of “conducting evangelism” and “illegal house-church activities”, among other charges, and given a 10-year prison sentence. He is on bail at the moment, and waiting to be called to serve his sentence.

Shamiram Isavi Khabizeh

(married, waiting to serve her sentence)

The wife of Pastor Victor Bet-Tamraz, Shamiram was given a five-year prison sentence for “acting against national security and against the regime by organizing small groups, attending a seminary abroad and training church leaders and pastors to act as spies”.

Please send your letter by 30 June 2019 to:
Open Doors Hong Kong
P.O. Box 78516, Mongkok Post Office, Kowloon

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