I did an interview last year with an Iranian Christian friend of mine who lives in Lansing. My friend converted from Islam when living in Iran and thus had to become a refugee to escape those trying to kill him, namely his father. You can read the interview here: After Death Threats from Muslims in Lansing, Post Deleted, Reposted Anonymously. In the article I mention my friend’s pastor from Iran, the man who led him to Christ and who was now serving a prison sentence for being a Christian pastor, Pastor Farshid Fathi. Pastor Fathi’s arrest and imprisonment is the event that led my friend to flee Iran on the week of his own wedding as a refugee.
For those who read that interview, I wanted to share the great news that according to BosNewsLife, Pastor Farshid Fathi was released from prison this week! You can read the details of his release in the BosNewsLife article here.
Praise God! Be in prayer for Pastor Fathi and his family. And continue to pray for American citizen Pastor Saeed who is still being illegally imprisoned in Iran.
Great news about Pastor Farshid! What a sweet Christmas he will have this year with his wife, son and daughter. Boldly faithful thru 5 years in prison due solely to faith in Jesus. . . wouldn’t you like to spend time with this brother?
If you want a sobering reminder that following Jesus matters, Open Doors Switzerland keeps an updated list of Christian prisoners. Many have been in prison over 10 years and/or have many years left to serve.
Prisoner Alert has a limited number of prisoners you can write to, in their own language, with the prison address included. You can also write to government officials on their behalf.
Sharon Gillette says
I find it very interesting, dare say suspicious, that every time I try to log into the article I get kicked off the internet. Hmm, I’ve tried at least 10 times. I’m not having any problems with other websites.
were you able to access it eventually Sharon?