Iran: Christian convert parents lose custody of child

Iran: Christian convert parents lose custody of child

  Iranian Christian converts Sam Khosravi and Maryam Falahi request prayer, after the appeal court in Bushehr upheld a decision to deny them custody of their daughter Lydia. Sam and Maryam adopted Lydia from an orphanage as a three-month old baby in February...
Iran: Appeal denied, Christian couple reaches safety

Iran: Appeal denied, Christian couple reaches safety

The appeal of Pastor Victor Bet Tamraz (sentenced to ten years in prison) and his wife Shamiram Issavi Khabizeh (sentenced to five years in prison) has been denied. After many postponements, Pastor Victor was informed on 19 July that their appeal has been rejected....
Algeria: Court orders church closure to remain in effect

Algeria: Court orders church closure to remain in effect

Christians in Algeria ask for prayer for the church of Makouda, as an administrative court  rejected a request to cancel the governor’s order to close the church. The Spring of Life church, is the second largest Protestant church in Algeria with about 700 members. It...
Iran: Christian converts in Rasht sentenced

Iran: Christian converts in Rasht sentenced

Iranian Christians request prayer for four Christian converts in Rasht who have been given  heavy prison sentences for ‘actions against national security,’ ‘attending home churches’ and ‘spreading Zionist Christianity.’ On 1 August Ramin Hassanpour was sentenced to...
Iran: Excessive bail demanded for Christians

Iran: Excessive bail demanded for Christians

Iranian Christians request prayer as authorities are demanding exorbitant amounts for bail for the leader and members of a church group recently targeted by Iranian security.  Joseph Shahbazian, 56, an Iranian-Armenian church group leader, was arrested on 30 June. He...