Helen Berhane Visit: Wednesday 4th October
Release International – Trevor & Anne Gilmer
Trevor and Anne Gilmer are RI Volunteers within our church who seek to inform people of the plight of our persecuted brothers and sisters worldwide, by regular prayer points in our Church news sheet. There is also a prayer meeting in the Church on the 4th Monday of each month at 8 pm. They would be delighted to have you join with them when possible and for anyone requiring information, contact them and they will be pleased to inform you.
Tel. 028 2587 1642 or email email@example.com
WILL YOU PRAY FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH?
‘Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God and a scourge for Satan’
Iranian Christians seized during day out
It was supposed to have been a relaxing fishing trip and picnic with family and friends but that all ended when government agents turned up and arrested five members of the group.
The five men – all Christians – have not been seen since the incident in Firuzkuh, east of Tehran, last Friday and their families do not know where they are being held.
Please pray for our brothers: Ramiel Bet Tamraz (pictured above), Amin Nader Afshar (below), Hadi Askary, Mohamad Dehnay and Amir Sina Dashti.
They are among 37 Christians detained in Iran last month: the number of arrests of house church members has risen sharply since June.
The five were arrested without a warrant. There are concerns they may be pressured to give false confessions against Ramiel’s elderly father, Victor Bet Tamraz, who’s a key leader in Iran’s house church movement.
Pastor Victor was arrested at his home, along with Amin, over Christmas in 2014. They were later released on bail. Victor was informally charged with evangelism, illegal house church activities and printing and distributing Bibles, but has yet to be summoned to court.