By Amber Holloway
On Thursday, December 27, while approximately 50 newly converted, Persian Christians had gathered to celebrate Christmas,
government security forces began a coordinated and pre-planned raid. It resulted in the immediate arrest and interrogation of all individuals present for several hours. This incident resulted in the arrest and detention of an Armenian pastor whose whereabouts and condition remain unknown at this time.
Our partner leader Tony with PERSIAN MINISTRY reported that authorities continue to try to locate all the house churches in his Middle Eastern nation so they can close them. Tony said that believers feel “drained” because of all the pressure they are under and because they are not permitted to gather for fellowship and worship with other believers. Please pray for them, that they will be filled with the Spirit and remain strong in their faith. — Partners International