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Young father martyred, leaves young children behind

ICC Note:

Elam Ministries ask for prayer for a young believer who died in Iran after he had been severely beaten by a relative who objected to his strong faith in Christ.

Iran (Elam Ministries) – It is with a heavy heart that we share that a young believer has died in Iran after he had been severely beaten by a relative who objected to his strong faith in Christ. He leaves behind a wife and two young children. According to Christian friends, he was a courageous believer who demonstrated a wonderful and contagious faith in Jesus. Though it has been unbearably hard, the church is determined to continue serving the Lord. They told the pastor, “We will continue to come to the church meetings. We will stand with you.”

For the security of his family and other believers, we cannot share more details. Please pray, however, for the wife and children, the house church he leaves behind, and for his example to bring more people to Christ. A church leader in Iran commented, “These days we are seeing many wonderful things happen in Iran. At the same time we are under attack. It is getting intense and we need continued intercession.”

May we please ask you to pray specifically for continued courage, wisdom and safety of Christians serving in Iran? Please also pass this email on to your church pastor to encourage prayer for the church in Iran during your Sunday services.

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