Friday, 7 June 2013

Pray Request: Pastor Robert Asserian - Iran

Pastor Robert Asserian, of the Assemblies of
God church in Tehran, was arrested and
taken to an unknown location on May 21,
after a large detachment of Islamic Security
agents raided the church. Security agents first
raided Pastor Asserian's home, confiscating
many of his belongings.

A close friend of Pastor Asserian, who served
in ministry with him for many years, said, "The
church knew it was only a matter of time until
something like this happened. I would like to
ask the global Church to pray for Pastor
Asserian; he is a much-loved pastor, husband
and father of two young sons.

Please also pray for the whole church at this traumatic
time. I would like to see the international
community holding Iranian authorities to
account for this incident, which is just one
example of the regime's systematic and
flagrant abuse of Iranian freedoms."

Sources: Elam Ministries and Article 18

Please Pray!

Please pray for Pastor Robert Asserian and his family. Pray also that the church will find ways to continue meeting and that they will not become discouraged. Pray that many Iranian leaders will experience God's mercy and goodness through faith in Christ.

"Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ … and not in any way terrified by your adversaries, which is to them a proof of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that from God. For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake." Phil. 1:27-29

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