1 Corinthians 10:13Three Iranian pastors have been called to report to prison in Shiraz within the next 30 days. Pastor Parviz Khalaj was convicted of committing crimes against the order and sentenced to two years in prison. He has a wife and a 10-year-old son. Pastor William Belyad was also convicted of crimes against the order and was sentenced to five years in prison. William is also married and has a 1-month-old son. William's wife, Nazly, was arrested with him but has not been called to serve a sentence yet. Pastor Behrouz Sadegh Khandjani was sentenced to one year in prison on the same conviction. He and his wife have a 7-year-old daughter. A fourth leader, Mehdi Foroutan, was arrested at the same time and has already reported to prison. Pray that these brothers will remain faithful and that they may be released from prison early. Thank God that William's wife, Nazly, has not been called to serve jail time.
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Dear Lord strengthen the faith of these thy servants and grant that many more will be encouraged by their courage in the face of persecutions. Amen.